Huawei has decreased its reliance on Qualcomm’s smartphone chipsets since it has been using its homegrown Kirin SoCs. New information reveals that the two companies have teamed again as the upcoming Mate 20 Pro flagship phone is likely to introduce Qualcomm’s second-generation ultrasonic fingerprint scanner.
A Chinese publication has claimed that the Huawei Mate 20 may feature a conventional under-display fingerprint scanner. The Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design which is first in-display fingerprint scanner enabled phone from the company features the optical in-screen fingerprint technology supplied by Goodix. Hence, the Mate 20 may feature the same technology.
On the other side, the Mate 20 Pro will be an advanced phone that may offer reliable and accurate results through ultrasonic fingerprint scanning. The other advantage of this new technology by Qualcomm is that it can be incorporated under thicker glass. The traditional capacitive fingerprint scanners can only work under 200 – 300 microns of glass, but Qualcomm’s second-generation ultrasonic fingerprint scanning technology can function accurately under thicker glass of up to 800 microns.
Whether the fingers are wet or greasy, users will be able to instantly unlock a smartphone that is fitted with such a sensor. The report claims that the deal between Qualcomm and Huawei allows the latter to be the only company to use ultrasonic fingerprint scanning technology by the U.S-based firm until February 2019. Other smartphone OEMs could be able to use Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint scanning solution by the remaining first half of 2019.
A report that had surfaced four months ago had also claimed that the upcoming Huawei flagship will feature Qualcomm’s under-display fingerprint scanner. The report had revealed that since 3D structured light module for 3D face scanning is expensive, the Mate 20 series won’t be featuring it. However, newer report claims that the Mate 20 series will be arriving with support for 3D face unlock and because of it they will be priced expensively.
A leaked image of the alleged Mate20 Pro had surfaced yesterday to show its front design. The leak revealed that it will be coming with notch-less display with very high screen space, pop-up selfie camera, triple camera setup, 40W fast charging, Kirin 980, GPU Turbo and 5,000 Yuan pricing (~$732).