The Samsung flagship smartphones do have a problem: the in-display fingerprint scanner. But it seems that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will come with a new and bigger fingerprint scanner.
Samsung is still the only major smartphone maker that chooses ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanners. The other Android devices use optical scanners. They are supposed to be safer and easier to use when it comes to dirty (or wet) fingers. But Samsung’s choice is slow and inaccurate. Ross Young has talked about the many changes that will come with the Note 20 series. He stated that it will come with a new larger ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. This should help when it comes to improving the reading speeds and the accuracy of it.
He is probably talking about the Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner. It will cover 20mm x 30mm of the design, which makes it one of the biggest ones out there. Users will register two fingers if that’s what you want – it’s that big. We think we needed this change. Most of the in-display fingerprint scanners out there have Goodix’s optical scanners, which are faster and more accurate.
The Galaxy A71 5G was launched in China back in April. It was the first Samsung device to come with a Goodix scanner. This might be a sign that Samsung will consider the optical fingerprint scanners for its mid-rangers, as well. They do experiments, and this is good.
However, we need to take it with a pinch of salt, because Samsung might also be looking at other finger scanning models for their new phone. Let’s not forget that we will still have to wait sometime before we’re getting our hands on the new phone.