Qualcomm tries again with bigger, better ultrasonic fingerprint reader
The company says the new 3D Sonic Max makes it easier and more secure to unlock a phone using an ultrasonic fingerprint.Samsung jumped on board with Qualcomm's 3D Sonic Sensor and introduced it in the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 lineups. It removed the fingerprint reader it had placed on the back of its devices and also ditched its iris scanner in favor of Qualcomm's technology. The ultrasonic fingerprint reader sat underneath the display, letting Samsung stretch the screens across the entire front of its devices.
The built - in fingerprint scanner is just one of many ways users can log into their devices. Microsoft also currently offers a tool called Windows Hello, which allows users to log in with facial, iris, or fingerprint recognition. Both devices are “ coming soon“ with no other information from Microsoft.
Introduced in the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e and S10+, Samsung ’ s ultrasonic fingerprint sensors have previously been located towards the bottom end of the In Australia, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 comes with a starting recommended retail price of 99. Seagate Ultra Touch Portable HDD.
Samsung updated its T-series line of ultra-portable SSDs just, with the T5 models (seen above) offering faster performance than their predecessors and a more refined design. You can find them in several colors in stores right now, and they’re more affordable than ever. However, if you’re eyeing Samsung’s T-series SSDs, you might be better off waiting a few weeks for the new version to hit stores. Not only is the T7 Touch faster than its predecessor, but the new device comes with a built-in fingerprint sensor that should make it even easier for you to protect your backups and files.
The T5 already comes with software that lets you password-protect the SSD, and if you’ve just purchased one, you can still lock down your files. However, a fingerprint sensor is even more convenient, and it’s about time that storage device makers add biometrics to their increasingly smaller storage solutions. Aside from the fingerprint sensor, the new drive is virtually similar to its predecessor.
Qualcomm’s new in-display ultrasonic fingerprint reader can read two fingers at once
The second-generation fingerprint reader is 17 times larger than the originalThe company’s first-generation ultrasonic fingerprint reader, the 3D Sonic Sensor, promised improved reliability and security over existing optical in-display fingerprint readers. Despite a high-profile debut in Samsung’s Galaxy S10, the first-generation 3D Sonic Sensor was plagued by issues, including problems getting the smaller sensor to read prints accurately, slow speeds, and a glaring security hole caused by some types of screen protectors that was only fixed in October.
And lastly, the new in-display fingerprint sensors work reasonably well with wet and greasy hands. Samsung uses Ultrasonic sensors for its flagship Note and S -series phones, and the mid-range Xiaomi’ s first 108MP phone, Mi Note 10, comes with an HDR Compliant AMOLED display and front
Samsung ’ s Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus do come with brand new ultra -sonic in-display All devices which had an in-display fingerprint sensor before the Galaxy S10 came with an optical sensor which basically means a 2D camera under the display that takes a 2D photo of the finger for authentication.
Samsung isn’t ready to list the T7 on its website, but the company acknowledged the device in a CES 2020 press release in a paragraph about its new storage innovations:
Samsung’s memory solutions were also honored with a number of awards. This year’s winners include the Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch, an external storage drive featuring significantly enhanced speed and security; the Samsung SSD 980 PRO, a consumer SSD solution that’s optimized for high-end PCs; and the PM1733 30.72TB PCle Gen4 NVMe SSD, the industry’s fastest and largest capacity storage drive, developed for next-generation data centers and enterprise server systems.
The T7 Touch will likely come in various colors, with storage starting at 500GB and going all the way up to 2TB. Samsung is yet to reveal pricing details about it, but an Amazon listing () that was published ahead of time revealed the drive will launch on January 21st, with the 2TB flavor selling for $399.99.
On top of AES 256-bit encryption, the T7 also comes with an NVMe USB 3.2 (Gen. 2) drive that supports read and write speeds of up to 1,050MB/s and 1,000MB/s, respectively, which is more than double the speeds of the T5.
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