Analyst says Qualcomm's in-glass sensors will be feature-rich
18 July 2018 14:42 GMT

An analyst has predicted that Qualcomm is going to be the supplier for the in-display fingerprint sensors for many Samsung smartphones, and that they will perform functions beyond authentication. 

According to Ming Chi Kuo of TF Securities, these sensors are going to enable additional functionalities on devices. They’re ultrasonic, and will likely be included in as many as 60 million high-end devices, including the Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note 10, and some of the Galaxy A series. 

Apart from recognizing your fingerprint, these sensors will also be able to measure your heart-rate and blood pressure, which is something optical sensors developed by Synaptics aren’t able to do.

"We expect Samsung will promote the ultrasonic FOD aggressively starting from 2019. Shipments of models equipped with this function are likely to reach 60mn units; specifically, the high-end S10 models, the most high-end model of A series and Note 10, which have the high screen-to-body ratio, will likely adopt this function."