Cumbersome, incorrect in-display finger print scanners might end up being a distant memory as Qualcomm plans to debut its new 3D Sonic Gen 2 fingerprint sensor with the Samsung Galaxy S21 series later on today. The brand-new, much bigger fingerprint sensing unit is the successor to Qualcomms first-generation 3D Sonic Sensing unit that we saw on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S20 series.
Tech enthusiasts reading this might remember that in 2018 Qualcomm introduced the very first generation 3D Sonic sensing unit which utilized ultrasonic waves for authentication. While it was more safe and secure compared the optical fingerprint sensors that we are used to, the major chink in its armour was the truth that it was visibly slower than its apparently inferior optical brethren. It was likewise popular for not working well with damp fingers. Nonetheless, Samsung continued using the exact same sensing unit on the whole lineup of its flagship devices in 2019 through 2020..
Not any longer.
When it comes to sensing units, Larger is (practically) constantly better.
The new 3D Sonic Gen 2 fingerprint sensor from Qualcomm – which is most likely to make its debut with the Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup – brings significant enhancements over the previous model. The very first and probably the greatest (pun meant) difference in between the older and newer sensing unit is the large difference in size. At 0.79 x 1.18-inches, the new sensing unit is considerably larger than its predecessor that determined just 0.16 x 0.35-inches across. For those who do not comprehend the mathematics, the brand-new sensing unit is a huge 77% larger than its predecessor..
Qualcomm claims that the brand-new sensing unit is not just 50% faster, but likewise works much better with damp fingers. The larger physical size of the sensor is what lets it catch 1.7 x more biometric data, making it even more safe and quicker than the previous model.
While it was more protected compared the optical fingerprint sensors that we are utilized to, the significant chink in its armour was the truth that it was visibly slower than its apparently inferior optical brethren. The new 3D Sonic Gen 2 finger print sensing unit from Qualcomm – which is really likely to make its launching with the Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup – brings significant enhancements over the previous model. What is also interesting is the fact that the 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 – in spite of its size – isnt the biggest ultrasonic fingerprint scanner made by Qualcomm.
What is also interesting is the reality that the 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 – in spite of its size – isnt the biggest ultrasonic finger print scanner made by Qualcomm. That honour is scheduled for the companys 3D Sonic Max sensor which the business showcased at the Snapdragon Tech Summit in 2019. This season, unfortunately, hasnt made a look on a smartphone yet.
With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21 just days away, opportunities are high you will get the chance to utilize this new in-display fingerprint sensing unit really soon.
Whatever about the new Qualcomm 3D sonic sensing unit is better than its predecessor/ © Qualcomm.