After the iPhone 5S came on the market in 2013, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a unique feature, which cannot be matched: Touch ID. Samsung has also bought up a new Galaxy S6. However, within a few months the QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) developed a new technology, which is best from both of them.
According to today’s announcement of Qualcomm, a new technique reads the fingerprint of the readers. It makes use of the ultrasonic waves to verify the fingerprint on 3D. Unlike the Touch ID, the fingerprint features can read the finger of the user even if it is a little wet or dirty. It also has the capability to scan through “Plastics, Sapphire, stainless steel, aluminum and glass” it means that the manufacture should be able to fix the fingerprint sensor in the design of the phone. There is no need of having a different section, which is made of different matter, just to support the sensor feature of the device. The sensor is now installed on the tablet for additional functionality.
The new technology is expected to be more efficient and accurate, which means there would be fewer rejected swipes. According to the QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), the ultrasonic technology that is being sued in the security application of the professional biometric can detect the three dimensional detail by penetrating from the outer layer of the skin. It acquires details such as the unique characteristics of the fingerprint, which includes the sweat pores and fingerprint ridges. This detail makes hard for someone to copy your fingerprint and get access through your phone easily.
Touch ID scans the 2D-image of the fingerprint using the area-type capacitive fingerprint sensor. It scans the fingerprint, but traditionally sweeping across the sensor. In 2012, Apple obtained the AuthenTec technology. In the Galaxy S6, the new area of the sensor of Synaptic is being used. However, Compared to the technology of the QUALCOMM’s it is old. The first device is expected to come in later years.
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