Galaxy S23 might feature next-gen Qualcomm fingerprint scanner

The Galaxy S10 was the first Samsung phone with an ultrasonic fingerprint reader under the screen. However, the performance was not very reliable. The company brought Qualcomm’s second-generation ultrasonic fingerprint to the Galaxy S21. Now it looks like Samsung’s next-generation high-end smartphone is getting an even better fingerprint reader.

According to some rumours, the Galaxy S23 will feature Qualcomm’s third-generation ultrasonic fingerprint reader. However, we’re not sure if it’s the same 3D Sonic Max sensor that Qualcomm debuted earlier this year or a completely different fingerprint scanner. If it’s the 3D Sonic Max, we’re in for a treat, as it’s the world’s largest and most advanced fingerprint reader.

The Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max measures 20mm x 30mm, which is nearly 10x the size of the 3D Sonic Gen 2 (8mm x 8mm) scanner used in the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy S22 Ultra. It has already been used in the iQOO 9 Pro and the Vivo X80 Pro. It has five times better accuracy than the 3D Sonic Gen 2 and can accommodate two fingers at a time for better security. It even supports one-tap fingerprint registration, drastically reducing the process of registering fingerprints.

Some other improvements that Samsung will reportedly bring with the Galaxy S23 series include E6 LTPO 3.0 Super AMOLED display with 2,200 nits peak brightness, a 200MP ISOCELL HP2 camera sensor (S23 Ultra only), Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, LPDDR5X RAM , UFS 4.0 storage, Wi-Fi 7 and emergency messaging via satellite communication.

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