Qualcomm Announced the second generation 3D sound sensor. The new, second-generation 3D Sonic sensor will be faster than its predecessor. To illustrate that it will be 50 percent faster than its predecessor.
It also doubles the area it covers to easily read your fingerprint. The first version covered 36 mm square (4 mm x 9 mm). However, the new second generation covers an area of 64 mm sq (8 mm x 8 mm).
The second-generation 3D Sonic sensor aims to increase speed and reliability
The second-generation 3D Sonic sensor will read and collect 1.7 times more biometric data according to Qualcomm. This is thanks to the coverage of a larger area. Additionally, the larger sensor will allow 50 percent faster processing as well. One of the problems with the fingerprint sensors in the screen is that they are slower than capacitive. This second generation is looking for a solution to this problem.
As CES continues and more and more new technologies are released, there is no doubt that many are waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S21 release. Qualcomm’s first 3D sound sensor has been featured in previous Samsung flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S10 series, Note 10, S2 and Note 20.
The new sensor will debut in early 2021. Samsung’s Unpacked event is the next big event to happen this year. It is not too unlikely to assume that the Galaxy S21 series will feature the new second generation of Sonic 3D sensor.
As a result of the presence of the existing in-screen fingerprint sensors, it sometimes faces issues with speed and reliability. For example, they can be slow and unreliable at times. Hence, some Samsung has encountered these issues.
Qualcomm’s 3D sound sensors are a technological magic
Qualcomm’s 3D sound sensors are amazing pieces of technology. The sensor provides fast and reliable access to your smartphone. The sensor can read your fingerprints, regardless of the situation. Even with wet fingers, the sensor can easily read your finger through the screen glass.
The sensor works by using advanced technology and acoustics (ultrasound) to capture a 3D scan of your finger. This scan obtains features such as bumps, valleys, and even the pores of your finger to create a very accurate image.
As a result, the sensor can accurately read your fingerprint through both glass and metal even when wet. This allows reliable access to your phone in any situation. Qualcomm was able to help advance the move towards a full-screen phone using in-screen fingerprint sensor technology.
With the official announcement of the second generation, it will be exciting to see the differences in the real world. Perhaps this generation will be able to match the speeds and reliability of capacitive fingerprint scanners.