Qualcomm recently announced the launch of the second-generation 3D ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. In this new version, Qualcomm has completely improved the large number of problems that existed in the first-generation products.
For example, in the first-generation products, the scanning speed of the Qualcomm ultrasonic fingerprint sensor was slow and the recognition rate was low, which caused a large number of consumers who used the product to complain.
For this reason, Qualcomm has optimized these complaints in the new version. The new version has a 50% increase in recognition speed and a higher recognition rate than the previous generation.
Qualcomm’s second-generation 3D ultrasonic fingerprint sensor has been optimized in terms of performance, even if there are contaminants on the finger, such as wet fingers, it can be recognized.
The company said that the new product will scan the vertical and horizontal gully on the finger to obtain more accurate images, and more importantly, the surface area of the sensor is also larger than that of the previous generation.
This means that users can perform fingerprint identification in a larger area, instead of only identifying small areas that affect the actual experience as before.
In addition, the thickness of the new version is only 0.2 mm thinner than the predecessor and easier for manufacturers to integrate. Qualcomm hopes to use these improvements to increase sensor utilization.
Qualcomm said that the new version will be available from the beginning of the year, and it is estimated that we may see the second-generation 3D ultrasonic sensor in the Samsung Galaxy S21.
After all, the first-generation products were only used by Samsung, including S10, Note10, and S20, and other manufacturers in the Android ecosystem did not use this sensor.