Whatever about the brand-new Qualcomm 3D sonic sensing unit is better than its predecessor/ © Qualcomm.
Cumbersome, unreliable in-display fingerprint scanners could end up being a thing of the past as Qualcomm prepares to debut its new 3D Sonic Gen 2 finger print sensing unit with the Samsung Galaxy S21 series later on this week. The new, much bigger finger print sensor 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 might recall that in 2018 Qualcomm introduced the very first generation 3D Sonic sensing unit which used ultrasonic waves for authentication. While it was more safe compared the optical finger print sensors that we are utilized to, the significant crack in its armour was the reality that it was visibly slower than its allegedly inferior optical brethren. It was likewise well-known for not working well with wet fingers. Nevertheless, Samsung continued utilizing the very same sensing unit on the whole lineup of its flagship devices in 2019 through 2020..
Not any longer.
When it comes to sensors, Larger is (almost) constantly better.
The brand-new 3D Sonic Gen 2 fingerprint sensing unit from Qualcomm – which is really likely to make its launching with the Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup – brings considerable improvements over the previous design. The first and most likely the biggest (pun intended) difference in between the older and newer sensing unit is the large difference in size. 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 across. For those who do not comprehend the math, the brand-new sensing unit is an enormous 77% bigger than its predecessor..
Qualcomm claims that the brand-new sensor is not just 50% faster, but also works far better with damp fingers. The larger physical size of the sensor is what lets it record 1.7 x more biometric data, making it even more safe and secure and quicker than the previous design.
While it was more safe compared the optical fingerprint sensing units that we are used to, the significant crack in its armour was the fact that it was visibly slower than its supposedly inferior optical brethren. The brand-new 3D Sonic Gen 2 finger print sensing unit from Qualcomm – which is very likely to make its launching with the Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup – brings significant enhancements over the previous model. What is also intriguing is the reality that the 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 – in spite of its size – isnt the biggest ultrasonic fingerprint scanner made by Qualcomm.
What is likewise interesting is the truth 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 booked for the companys 3D Sonic Max sensing unit which the business showcased at the Snapdragon Tech Summit in 2019. This season, unfortunately, hasnt made a look on a smart device yet.
With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21 simply days away, possibilities are high you will get the chance to use this brand-new in-display finger print sensing unit soon.