Every day, evidence is mounting that 2020 or 21 iPhones I bring the triumphant turn of the Touch ID No, not with the start button back, but with a fingerprint reader built into the handset screen itself and that work in full harmony with Face ID. Two of the world's most respected sources of rumors Apple (Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg) have corroborated this speculation, and now we have some more details about it.
According to the newspaper Economic Daily News, Apple would be planning meetings with Taiwanese supplier GIS, dedicated to touchscreens, for both companies to discuss the details of the possible inclusion of the fingerprint reader in upcoming iPhones.
The idea, according to the report, to use the new ultrasonic sensor gives Qualcomm, presented today. It uses the same technology already used in the Galaxy S10 and Note10 devices (based on sound waves, not optical readers), but has a much larger area: 30x20mm, about 17x wider than the component present in recent years. flagships from Samsung.
That still wouldn't be enough to deliver a full-screen iPhone capable of reading digital, as speculated, but the way points to such a technology. In addition, the larger sensor allows the device to be unlocked by multiple fingers at the same time and still opens the way for smartphones to detect other aspects of the user's body such as blood flow which would be a great addition to the health platform. from Apple.
The big challenge now is to convince people that technology is safe. As is well known, the S10 / Note10 digital readers have suffered from many reliability issues involving film and ?ghost digital?; The issue has already been corrected, but the idea that ultrasonic sensors represent security holes has been part of the public.
The meeting between Apple and GIS would apparently put the supplier in contact with Qualcomm so that the two companies together will develop the solution that will be employed in the next iPhones. According to the report, however, plans may be delayed: if technology development is hampered, its debut may be for Apple's smartphones. 2021, only. We will see.
Snapdragon 865 and 765
Still about Qualcomm, the giant presented today the processor that should equip much of the flagships of the Android world by 2020 the Snapdragon 865. It was also announced the Snapdragon 765, intended for intermediate appliances and with an obvious advantage over the older brother: integrated 5G radio.
That's right: For some reason not yet explained, Qualcomm has put a 5G modem embedded only in the less powerful processor between the two announced today. The Snapdragon 865 of course will have full capacity to connect to networks but manufacturers will have to use a separate modem, the X55 (Just like today with the Snapdragon 855).
The good news, on the other hand, is that 2020 will be the year when we will see the 5G break into the market, not only in top-of-the-line devices but also in the midst. Qualcomm did not provide much details about the new processors, but should do so later this week during its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit conference. We'll be on the lookout, of course.
via MacRumors, The Verge