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  • 3D Sonic Max - Qualcomm Introduces New Generation of On-Screen Fingerprint Scanners


    Following the new processors, Qualcomm introduced an updated version of the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner for smartphones. The key feature of the new product called 3D Sonic Max was an impressive area-17 time more than its predecessor. The module with the function of simultaneous recognition of two fingers is also remarkable for its size - it is suitable for even the most delicate gadgets.

    3D Sonic Max - Qualcomm Introduces New Generation of On-Screen Fingerprint Scanners

    The area of the Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max sensor is 600 square millimeters. Such dimensions allow it to register a fingerprint on the first attempt - the user does not have to put his finger to the display many times when using this function for the first time. The ability to scan two prints at once, according to the developers, significantly increases the reliability of the technology. The stated error probability when using the new scanner is 1,000,000:1 with an average of 50,000:1 for consumer smartphones.

    Unlike optical scanners, ultrasonic models do not read the "photo" of a fingerprint, but its structure. Such a print is more difficult to forge and it can be recognized even if the fingers are wet. 3D Sonic Max is made by thin-film technology - the sensor has a thickness of only 0.15 mm. Data processing is carried out not by software, but by hardware, which makes it even more secure. As additional identification factors, the sensor can also remember the shape and length of the fingertip.

    3D Sonic Max - Qualcomm Introduces New Generation of On-Screen Fingerprint Scanners

    Deliveries of the Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max scanner will begin next year. The list of smartphones that will be the first to receive a new type of ultrasonic biometric sensor is unknown. According to rumors, under-screen scanners can get new iPhones, the release of which is scheduled for autumn 2020, as well as new Samsung flagships - the South Korean vendor already uses Qualcomm ultrasonic sensors in the current generation of Galaxy series devices.


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