Apple doesn't seem too impressed with Galaxy S21's new and improved in-display fingerprint reader
Per the outlet, Apple is considering optical in-display fingerprint readers, which were earlier thought to be inferior to the ultrasonic variety that Samsung uses. In practice, they have proven to be more reliable than Qualcomm's first-generation 3D Sonic Sensor. The chipmaker has since introduced a new iteration, which is a marked improvement, thanks to a bigger surface area, faster speed, and higher accuracy. The Galaxy S21 series features the new scanner.
The WSJ article also highlights some other likely iPhone 12S features that are already there on the Galaxy S21. The higher-end models are expected to support a refresh rate of 120Hz. Word is that Apple will use Samsung's adaptive LTPO OLED tech to address battery drain and performance issues that are associated with a high refresh rate.
The Pro models are also tipped to feature a “folded” periscope camera for better optical zoom capabilities, 10x to be exact. For reference, the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max offer 2x and 2.5x optical zoom, respectively.
This story is part of:iPhone 12S / 13 leaks (13 updates)
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