From late 2018 till now, many smartphone OEMs implemented in-display fingerprint sensor into their flagship smartphones. Even some mid-range smartphones also have in-display fingerprint. But these fingerprint sensors are not as much reliable as capacitive one, because almost all current in-display fingerprint sensors are actually optical fingerprint sensors. Only Galaxy S10 series has Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, which is reliable & secure. Now seems like Qualcomm is bringing an upgraded version of their current ultrasonic fingerprint sensors. So lets have a look into the same.
Qualcomm will soon reveal the 2nd generation ultrasonic fingerprint sensor with larger recognition area and more advanced scanning. The 1st Gen fingerprint sensors measure at 9mm x 4mm, which gets the total area of 36 square millimeters. Now, this 2nd Gen fingerprint will measure at 8mm x 8mm, with a total area of 64 square millimeters. This will be almost double the recognition area as compared to current fingerprint. The thickness of both sensors will be the same at 200 microns. The 2nd Gen ultrasonic fingerprint will also have features like multi-finger authentication, glove recognition, a heart rate monitor, and 3D anti-spoofing scanning.
So that’s all the information we have as of now. This 2nd Gen ultrasonic sensor is expected to get implemented in commercial smartphones by 2nd half of 2019, which means smartphones like Galaxy Note 10, Pixel 4, and OnePlus 7T are expected to come with this latest sensor. What are your thoughts on this 2nd Gen ultrasonic fingerprint sensor? Let us know in the comment section below. Also, stay tuned with us for more information.