Samsung Likely To Quit Qualcomm’s Ultrasonic Fingerprint Technology

Samsung is expected to drop Qualcomm’s Ultrasonic Fingerprint technology. This move might be considered as a reply to increasing security concerns regarding the accuracy of the technology.

Back in April, a user has uploaded footage that claimed the Samsung Galaxy S10 being deceived by a 3D printed fingerprint pattern.

Samsung’s next-generation variants might not feature Qualcomm’s Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensors, said sources. According to sources, this move might be in reply to the increasing security breach regarding the technology and the publication quotes an analyst who recommended that the South Korean tech manufacturer may drop the tech from its future production.

It continued, “Samsung Electronics applied the ultrasonic fingerprint scanners to its new smartphones despite lingering security concerns,” adding that “the latest security issue involving the new technology could cause other smartphone manufacturers to hesitate to adopt it.”

The optical fingerprint technology used by smartphones like OnePlus 7 drafts a 2D map of the fingerprint, which is used to authenticate its user. Whereas, Qualcomm’s Ultrasonic Fingerprint technology created a 3D map to authenticate the user.

It was reported within a few weeks after it was alleged that certain banks were blacklisting Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones from either download of their official apps or using biometric authentication.