Next year’s iPhone is expected to be equipped with Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max fingerprint-on-screen experience

Apple has arranged for representatives to meet with GIS, a Taiwan-based touch panel maker, next week to discuss the launch of a new iPhone smartphone with an on-screen fingerprint scanner, the Economic Daily reported. If all goes well, the 2020 iPhone is expected to use ultrasonic fingerprint sensor technology from Qualcomm. So what kind of experience does it bring? At the snapDragon technology summit recently, Goto presented us with a new 3D Sonic Max system.

Next year's iPhone is expected to be equipped: Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max on-screen fingerprint-on-screen experience

Qualcomm says the newly released 3D Sonic Max system has greatly improved security after the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 series of ultrasonic fingerprints came under fire, eliminating the need for users to fear their phones were being tricked into unlocking.

Slash Gear, the foreign agent, experienced the new 3D Sonic Max system in the field, with the most obvious improvement being an increase in the scanning area, which is a full 17 times larger than the previous system. This means you only need to move your finger into the lower space on the screen to correctly identify your fingerprint, rather than moving your finger to a fixed position to unlock your phone

Next year's iPhone is expected to be equipped: Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max on-screen fingerprint-on-screen experience

The extra space also allows Qualcomm to increase the number of identifiable fingerprints. Users can press two fingerprints on the screen at the same time to register. In the demo prototype, only images of ultrasonic tracking are shown. By using dual fingerprint authentication, you can provide unique fingerprint data to your phone’s security system, which greatly improves the security factor.

Next year's iPhone is expected to be equipped: Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max on-screen fingerprint-on-screen experience

Qualcomm says the 3D Sonic Max system delivers higher performance, with a 20-fold fingerprint recognition rate that is 20 times higher than the previous system. What’s more, the 3D Sonic Max system also identifies whether it was unlocked with a real finger. By tracking blood flow and the user’s pulse through ultrasound using certain ultrasonic heart rate sensors, the system can determine whether it is used with rubber fingers or with real fingertips.

Another major change is the component size of the system. Although the 3D Sonic Max system is larger than before, Qualcomm says it is only 0.15mm thick. It gives the user more flexibility to unlock the space and does not take up space.

Next year's iPhone is expected to be equipped: Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max on-screen fingerprint-on-screen experience

Finally, the increase in unlock speed. Typically, off-screen fingerprints are not unlocked relatively quickly than traditional physical fingerprint sensors, butmedia slashGear says that after the experience, Qualcomm’s prototype was found to be faster than the off-screen fingerprint sensors currently on the market.

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