Qualcomm introduced a new generation fingerprint scanner

The company has unveiled the next generation of 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 fingerprint scanners.

press service of Qualcomm, it quickly recognizes fingerprints and scans even wet fingers.

First generation Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensorwas ultra-thin - only 0.2 mm. The first generation of Qualcomm 3D ultrasonic sensors has been installed in many flagship smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S10, Note10, S20 and Note20. At the time, nearly every other reader on the display used an optical scanner, which was slower and less accurate.

The area of ​​this second generation sensor will be 77% larger: 64 mm2 (8 × 8 mm) versus 36 mm2 (4 × 9 mm). This allows you to avoid erroneous touches, as well as collect more data (1.7 times).

The company notes that the speed of the sensorincreased by 50%: the novelty will appear in smartphones at the beginning of 2021. Perhaps the first model to receive a sensor will be the Samsung Galaxy S21: the announcement, according to insiders, is scheduled for January 14.

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