The Samsung Galaxy S21 reveals the incident just a few days away, and today Qualcomm may have given us a preview of one piece of the phone’s hardware with the latest fingerprint sensor on the screen, which is both larger and faster.
As CES 2021 is now officially underway, Qualcomm is following up last month’s announcements of the latest series of smartphone chips with the next generation of fingerprint sensors on display. The new Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 will be 77% larger – 8 mm x 8 mm against 4 mm x 9 mm. This means that you have a larger place to put your finger, and that more of your finger is scanned for increased security.
According to Qualcomm, between the increased surface area and the improvements of the interior, the second generation 3D Sonic Sensor is able to process fingerprints 50% faster than the previous generation. Done right, your next phone should be able to unlock a little faster than before.
In addition to speed and size improvements, Qualcomm has also managed to enable this new fingerprint sensor to sense through multiple materials, including folding screens and even water. Good luck, the next phone̵
When it comes to seeing this latest fingerprint sensor, Qualcomm proudly notes that the previous generation was used in the Samsung Galaxy S10, Note 10, S20 and Note 20 phones. Combined with the official announcement that the 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 will arrive on mobile devices in early 2021, it is entirely possible that it may debut at the Galaxy Unpacked event later this week as part of the Samsung Galaxy S21.
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