The Galaxy S10 was the first Samsung phone with an under-display ultrasonic fingerprint reader. However, its performance wasn’t 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 will get an even better fingerprint reader.
According to some rumors, the Galaxy S23 will feature Qualcomm’s third-generation ultrasonic fingerprint reader. However, we are unsure whether it’s the same 3D Sonic Max sensor Qualcomm debuted earlier this year or a completely different fingerprint scanner. If it’s the 3D Sonic Max, we are in for a treat, as it is the world’s biggest and most advanced fingerprint reader.
The Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max has a surface area of 20mm x 30mm, which is almost 10x the size of the 3D Sonic Gen 2 (8mm x 8mm) scanner used in the Galaxy S21 Ultra and the 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 simultaneously for higher security. It even supports one-tap fingerprint registration, which reduces the process of registering fingerprints drastically.
Some other improvements that Samsung is rumored to bring with the Galaxy S23 series are 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.