During the Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm introduced its new ultrasonic fingerprint reader. This new biometric sensor will greatly increase security in smartphones.
One of the limitations presented by current readers is the small size, and the new “3D Sonic Max” will solve this by coming up with a surface 17 times larger.
Simultaneous recognition of two fingers may bring new features
In addition to arriving with a much larger surface, this new fingerprint reader can recognize up to two fingers simultaneously.
Although not confirmed during the presentation, it may allow new uses as well as just improving the safety level.
The Sonic Max 3D sensor is the successor of the reader used in the Samsung Galaxy S 10. When compared, the evolution in its size is all too evident. While the sensor in the Galaxy S 10 is 4mm x 9mm, the new sensor has a dimension of 20 mm x 30 mm.
In addition to allowing a complete fingerprint capture in every attempt, the company revealed that the large surface will also eliminate problems with screen protectors.
An initial list of manufacturers that will be guaranteed to use the new processors on their smartphones has already been confirmed. However, it has not yet been revealed which brands will adopt the new biometric sensor.
For now, it just seems safe to assume that the Samsung Galaxy S 11 will be the first to use the Sonic Max 3D player.