CES 2021 is full of surprises, including a big one from Qualcomm that Apple device owners will want to know about.
Qualcomm this week at CES unveiled its new 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 in-display fingerprint sensor.
According to recent rumors, this latest fingerprint sensor may be destined to land in Samsung’s next-generation smartphone, the Galaxy S21.
A previous rumor from Twitter user Ice Universe hinted that Samsung was planning to incorporate a new in-display fingerprint sensor that would be 1.77 times larger than the existing generation sensor (and twice as fast).
The sensor is so quick that users wouldn’t even need to “press” on the sensor. They only would have to tap it to unlock their devices. Ice Universe claimed this sensor was destined to land in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphone.
This rumor was all but confirmed at CES when Qualcomm introduced the new 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 in-display fingerprint sensor.
In line with rumors, this new sensor is 77 percent larger than Qualcomm’s previous fingerprint sensor. Qualcomm also confirmed that fingerprint scanning with this new sensor would be 50 percent faster.
This is not quite the doubling promised by Ice Universe, but it is still a marked improvement.
Qualcomm didn’t announce which manufacturers would be using this technology, but we would not be surprised to see it land in Samsung’s upcoming hardware.
Qualcomm and Samsung have worked together in the past on similar in-display fingerprint-sensing technology.
We may not have to wait too long to find out, either, as Samsung is expected to announce its new Galaxy S21 later this week. We will be watching to see if this new in-display fingerprint technology is included in the smartphone’s list of features.