Everything about the new Qualcomm 3D sonic sensing unit is better than its predecessor/ © Qualcomm.
What is likewise fascinating is the truth that the 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 – in spite of its size – isnt the largest ultrasonic fingerprint scanner made by Qualcomm. That honour is booked for the businesss 3D Sonic Max sensor which the company showcased at the Snapdragon Tech Summit in 2019. This season, regrettably, hasnt made a look on a smart device yet.
With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21 simply days away, chances are high you will get the opportunity to use this new in-display finger print sensing unit extremely soon.
Clunky, incorrect in-display fingerprint scanners might end up being a distant memory as Qualcomm prepares to debut its new 3D Sonic Gen 2 finger print sensing unit with the Samsung Galaxy S21 series later today. The brand-new, much larger fingerprint sensing unit is the follower to Qualcomms first-generation 3D Sonic Sensing unit that we saw on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S20 series.
Tech enthusiasts reading this may remember that in 2018 Qualcomm presented the first generation 3D Sonic sensor 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 fact that it was visibly slower than its allegedly inferior optical brethren.
Not any longer.
Larger is (nearly) constantly better when it pertains to sensing units.
The new 3D Sonic Gen 2 finger print sensor from Qualcomm – which is highly likely to make its debut with the Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup – brings substantial enhancements over the previous model. The first and most likely the most significant (pun planned) distinction in between the older and more recent sensing unit is the large distinction in size. At 0.79 x 1.18-inches, the new sensing unit is substantially larger than its predecessor that measured just 0.16 x 0.35-inches throughout. For those who do not comprehend the mathematics, the new sensor is a huge 77% bigger than its predecessor..
Qualcomm declares that the new sensor is not only 50% faster, however also works far better with wet fingers. The bigger physical size of the sensor is what lets it catch 1.7 x more biometric data, making it even more protected and faster than the previous model.
While it was more protected compared the optical finger print sensing units that we are utilized to, the major chink in its armour was the fact that it was significantly slower than its supposedly inferior optical brethren. The brand-new 3D Sonic Gen 2 fingerprint sensing unit from Qualcomm – which is really likely to make its debut with the Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup – brings substantial improvements 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 largest ultrasonic finger print scanner made by Qualcomm.