Qualcomm has announced a fingerprint ID sensor designed to be fitted underneath smartphone and tablet screens.
It said the component could also work with wet fingers or underwater and could be used to measure heart rates.
The development paves the way for Android device-makers to be able to achieve sleeker designs.
However, one expert said Apple could still beat Qualcomm to market with a rival screen-integrated sensor of its own.
Fingerprint sensors are used to unlock devices without having to type in a code, to authenticate payments and to provide other identity checks…More