Everything about the brand-new Qualcomm 3D sonic sensing unit is much better than its predecessor/ © Qualcomm.
What is likewise interesting is the fact that the 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 – in spite of its size – isnt the largest ultrasonic finger print scanner made by Qualcomm. That honour is reserved for the businesss 3D Sonic Max sensor which the company showcased at the Snapdragon Tech Summit in 2019. This season, regrettably, hasnt made an appearance on a smart device yet.
With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21 simply days away, opportunities are high you will get the chance to use this new in-display fingerprint sensor soon.
While it was more safe compared the optical fingerprint sensors that we are utilized to, the significant rift in its armour was the fact that it was significantly slower than its apparently inferior optical brethren. The new 3D Sonic Gen 2 fingerprint sensor from Qualcomm – which is really most likely to make its launching with the Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup – brings considerable improvements over the previous design. What is also intriguing is the reality that the 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 – in spite of its size – isnt the largest ultrasonic fingerprint scanner made by Qualcomm.
Cumbersome, unreliable in-display fingerprint scanners could become a distant memory as Qualcomm plans to debut its new 3D Sonic Gen 2 finger print sensing unit with the Samsung Galaxy S21 series later today. The new, much larger fingerprint sensing unit is the successor to Qualcomms first-generation 3D Sonic Sensor that we saw on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S20 series.
Tech enthusiasts reading this may recall that in 2018 Qualcomm presented the very first generation 3D Sonic sensor which used ultrasonic waves for authentication. While it was more safe compared the optical finger print sensors that we are utilized to, the major crack in its armour was the reality that it was noticeably slower than its apparently inferior optical brethren.
Not any longer.
When it comes to sensing units, Larger is (practically) constantly better.
The brand-new 3D Sonic Gen 2 fingerprint sensing unit from Qualcomm – which is extremely most likely to make its debut with the Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup – brings considerable enhancements over the previous design. At 0.79 x 1.18-inches, the brand-new sensing unit is substantially larger than its predecessor that measured just 0.16 x 0.35-inches throughout.
Qualcomm declares that the new sensing unit is not only 50% faster, but also works far better with wet fingers. The bigger physical size of the sensor is what lets it record 1.7 x more biometric data, making it even more protected and quicker than the previous design.