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Qualcomm launches Gen 2 in-display fingerprint sensor

San Francisco – Qualcomm said in a statement it has launched its second-generation in-display fingerprint sensor called 3D Sonic Gen 2 that offers a larger surface area for the sensor as well as faster processing. It will be available in new sizes which are 50 per cent faster and 77 per cent larger compared to Gen 1, the company. It will debut with a sensor that is 8×8 mm, which is 77 per cent larger than Gen 1. The bigger sensor provides a larger region for you to place your finger and allows Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor to capture 1.7x more biometric data. It is expected to debut in mobile devices in early 2021. The sensors deliver a better user experience by using technological advances and acoustics (ultrasonic waves) to scan 3D features such as ridges, valleys, as well as pores of a user’s finger for a deeply accurate image. This allows the Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor to scan fingerprints through solid surfaces like glass and metal even while wet. It is also ultra-thin, measuring a scant .2 mm. This enables OEMs to build mobile devices with cutting-edge form factors. This includes full edge-to-edge flexible OLED displays. Qualcomm Technologies’ first generation of Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensors were featured in many flagship smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy S10, Note10, S20, and Note20 series.

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