Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 has been launched as a new ultrasonic fingerprint scanner for smartphones. The new sensor is claimed to deliver up to 50 percent faster screen-unlocking experience and with 77 percent larger area when compared to the previous generation. The sensor is also capable of recognising fingerprint patterns of users even when the fingers are wet. The first generation of Qualcomm’s 3D Sonic Sensor debuted on existing Samsung Galaxy flagship phones, including the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20. Thus, it makes sense for the San Diego-based company to introduce the 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 on the next-generation Galaxy S series that is expected to be called the Galaxy S21.
Unlike the previous-generation 3D Sonic Sensor that was 4x9mm, the 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 measures 8x8mm. This brings a surface area of 64 square millimetre, that is 28 square millimetre larger in size than