The iPhone 12 will feature Qualcomm’s latest ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner which is an advanced version of Samsung’s option.
New iPhone 12 details have leaked and this is a device that’s worth keeping an eye out for. As per a recent research note from J.P. Morgan, analyst Samik Chatterjee states that the iPhone 12 will come with breakthrough features such as 5G connectivity on all handsets.
As per a report by The Hindustan Times, Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor will be used in at least one iPhone 12 model that’s set to release in 2020. Apple is reportedly partnering with Taiwanese touchscreen manufacturer GIS to produce an iPhone for 2020 and 2021 that could come with some breakthrough under-display technology.
On Tuesday, Qualcomm announced its newest 3D Sonic Max ultrasonic fingerprint scanner at its annual Snapdragon Technology Summit. While Qualcomm is known for supplying in-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanners to Samsung for its Galaxy S10 and Note 10 devices, the ones that will be used on the iPhones will be very advanced in comparison.
Chatterjee claims that the iPhone 12 lineup will come with 5.4-inch displays, two 6.1-inch screens and one 6.7-inch display and will all feature 5G connectivity.
Chatterjee states that Apple may unveil two high-end models — a 6.1-inch and a 6.7-inch iPhone and will support mmWave, a triple-lens camera and a “world-facing” 3D sensing for advanced augmented reality capabilities. The lower-end models, the 6.1-inch and 5.4-inch iPhones are expected not to feature mmWave and world-facing 3D sensing. Instead, they will come equipped with a dual-camera setup on the rear.
Apple is also expected to use Qualcomm’s X55 modem in all of its upcoming iPhones which support both sub-6GHz and mmWave. All of the upcoming iPhone 12 handsets will feature OLED displays from Samsung and are thinner than the current ones used.