Qualcomm created thee '3D Sonic Max' which is a large, in-screen, fingerprint sensor. The company states that the 3D Sonic Max is 17 times larger than the previous model created by the company. Due to the increased size, it as able to authenticate two-finger simultaneously, which is able to drastically to increase a device's security. The system measures in at 20mm x 30mm and it has an area of 600 square millimeters.
Qualcomm's fingerprint scanner works differently than similar devices, this is due to the fact that it operates using an ultrasound of a fingerprint, where other devices use optical images. This allows the system to be more reliable, and it even works when the user has wet fingers.
The company states that the new system will be available in consumer devices next year. Previously Samsung implemented Qualcomm's older fingerprint scanner into its devices.
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