Clunky, unreliable in-display fingerprint scanners could become a distant memory as Qualcomm prepares to debut its brand-new 3D Sonic Gen 2 fingerprint sensing unit with the Samsung Galaxy S21 series later today. The new, much bigger fingerprint sensor is the successor to Qualcomms first-generation 3D Sonic Sensor that we saw on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S20 series.
While it was more safe and secure compared the optical finger print sensing units that we are used to, the major rift in its armour was the reality that it was significantly slower than its allegedly inferior optical brethren. The brand-new 3D Sonic Gen 2 finger print sensor from Qualcomm – which is extremely most likely to make its debut with the Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup – brings substantial improvements over the previous model. What is also fascinating is the truth that the 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 – in spite of its size – isnt the biggest ultrasonic fingerprint scanner made by Qualcomm.
Tech enthusiasts reading this may recall that in 2018 Qualcomm introduced the very first generation 3D Sonic sensing unit which used ultrasonic waves for authentication. While it was more secure compared the optical finger print sensors that we are utilized to, the major 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 damp fingers. Samsung continued utilizing the exact same sensing unit on the entire lineup of its flagship devices in 2019 through 2020..
Not any longer.
Larger is (almost) constantly much better when it comes to sensing units.
The new 3D Sonic Gen 2 finger print sensor from Qualcomm – which is extremely most likely to make its launching with the Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup – brings considerable improvements over the previous design. At 0.79 x 1.18-inches, the new sensing unit is substantially larger than its predecessor that measured simply 0.16 x 0.35-inches across.
Qualcomm declares that the new sensing unit is not only 50% faster, however likewise works much better with damp fingers. The larger physical size of the sensing unit is what lets it capture 1.7 x more biometric information, making it even more safe and quicker than the previous design.
Everything about the new Qualcomm 3D sonic sensing unit is better than its predecessor/ © Qualcomm.
What is likewise interesting is the reality 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, unfortunately, hasnt made a look on a smartphone yet.
With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21 just days away, chances are high you will get the chance to utilize this new in-display fingerprint sensing unit soon.