Tech enthusiasts reading this might recall that in 2018 Qualcomm introduced the very first generation 3D Sonic sensor which used ultrasonic waves for authentication. While it was more protected compared the optical fingerprint sensors that we are used to, the significant rift in its armour was the reality that it was visibly slower than its apparently inferior optical brethren. It was likewise famous for not working well with damp fingers. Samsung continued using the exact same sensing unit on the entire lineup of its flagship devices in 2019 through 2020..
Not any longer.
Larger is (nearly) always better when it concerns sensors.
The brand-new 3D Sonic Gen 2 fingerprint sensing unit from Qualcomm – which is really most likely to make its debut with the Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup – brings significant improvements over the previous model. The very first and probably the greatest (pun meant) difference between the older and newer sensing unit is the sheer difference in size. At 0.79 x 1.18-inches, the new sensor is considerably bigger than its predecessor that determined just 0.16 x 0.35-inches throughout. For those who do not understand the math, the brand-new sensor is a huge 77% larger than its predecessor..
Qualcomm declares that the brand-new sensor is not just 50% faster, but likewise works better with wet fingers. The bigger physical size of the sensor is what lets it catch 1.7 x more biometric information, making it even more safe and much faster than the previous model.
Cumbersome, inaccurate in-display fingerprint scanners could end up being 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 brand-new, much bigger 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.
What is likewise fascinating 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, unfortunately, hasnt made a look on a mobile phone.
With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21 simply days away, opportunities are high you will get the opportunity to utilize this brand-new in-display finger print sensing unit soon.
Everything about the new Qualcomm 3D sonic sensor is better than its predecessor/ © Qualcomm.
While it was more safe compared the optical fingerprint sensing units that we are utilized to, the significant chink in its armour was the fact that it was visibly slower than its apparently inferior optical brethren. The new 3D Sonic Gen 2 fingerprint sensor from Qualcomm – which is extremely most likely to make its debut with the Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup – brings considerable enhancements over the previous design. What is also interesting is the truth that the 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 – in spite of its size – isnt the biggest ultrasonic fingerprint scanner made by Qualcomm.