Qualcomm promises its next fingerprint scanners will be 50% faster

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There is certainly an argument to be made about the convenience of face unlock technology. A counterpoint to this, however, is that it is incredibly troublesome in a pandemic where you have to wear a mask. Long live the fingerprint reader.

Qualcomm isn’t abandoning them either; in fact, they promise their next generation scanners will be faster than ever.

Qualcomm promises 50% faster fingerprint unlocks

They announced their 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2, which is an upgrade from what is currently available in some smartphones. The most important, as we mentioned, is that the 2nd gen biometric sensor will be around 50% faster to unlock your device. Everyone loves speed, right?

Plus, however, the sensor will also be bigger this time around, so no need to awkwardly place your thumb over and over again trying to get it over the perfect spot on your phone to pass the lock screen. It also has the added benefit of collecting more biometric data, so your phone should have a better reading of your fingerprint with this sensor.

Qualcomm says you can expect phones with this improved sensor to start arriving in early 2021. Galaxy S21, maybe?

Be sure to follow the rest of Talk Android’s CES 2021 coverage.!

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Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his work time selling phones and his free time writing about them. The enthusiasm for Android started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC games, Lenovo’s Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.



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