Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max fingerprint sensor is not used in the upcoming Samsung flagship smartphones. It appears that Samsung is skipping the world’s largest ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor and continuing to use the 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 in the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra.
A recent core specs leak revealed the camera sensors, processor and fingerprint sensor details of the Galaxy S23. The data indicates that the Galaxy S23 smartphone still uses Qualcomm’s 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2. Notably, this sensor is used by Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S21 series as well.
Several vendors already debuted the 3D Sonic Max fingerprint sensor with their smartphones such as iQOO and Vivo in early 2022 itself. However, there’s no information why Samsung is still not opting for the largest sensor in its topmost flagship line.
Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2
Back in January 2021, Qualcomm introduced the 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2, which is 50% faster and 77% larger than Gen 1 [Gen 1 was 4x9mm (surface area 36mm2), whereas Gen 2 expands 8×8 (64mm2)]. Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor is also ultra-thin, measuring a scant .2mm.
The first-gen 3D Sonic Sensor was featured in several Samsung flagships including the Galaxy S10, Note 10, S20, and Note 20 series. And the 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 debuted with Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S22 series, with the next addition being the Galaxy S23 series.
Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max
Qualcomm’s latest 3D Sonic Max fingerprint sensor transmits an ultrasonic pulse against the fingers by using sound waves to read two fingers simultaneously for more reliability. Besides, it delivers high performance across a wide range of operating conditions—dry, wet, and even contaminant exposure. Read more
Exynos is not rebranding but Dream Chip indeed exists, Samsung states
Recently, it was rumored that Samsung is going to rebrand Exynos as Dream Chip. In a recent development, it has been reported that Samsung Semiconductor disclosed Exynos is not rebranding to Dream Chip anytime soon.
In addition, the company’s semiconductor decision revealed that Dream Chip is an internal project name. Earlier, Samsung formed a Dream Team to research a chipset tailor-made for flagship Galaxy devices.
If Dream Chip is an internal project name, the existence of a Galaxy-exclusive chipset just confirmed. However, it will take time for the company to finally commercialize the processor on Galaxy smartphones.
“All rumors regarding rebranding are not true,” Samsung Semiconductor told us in response to AndroidAuthority’s follow-up question.
Samsung’s Exynos might be coming as Dream Chip next year
Back in October, Samsung unveiled the Exynos 2400 chipset, which is rumored to power Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus in certain markets. The company itself announced its new flagship SoC as “Exynos 2400” while a tipster claims that the Dream Chip coming next year.
Tipster OreXda on X revealed that Samsung will be rebranding Exynos to Dream Chip. It’s a brand inspired by the Dream Team, which the company established to create a chipset tailor-made for Galaxy flagships. If the claim is true, the Galaxy S24’s Exynos 2400 could be advertised as Dream Chip.
Next year, Samsung will be bringing back its dual chipset strategy for Galaxy S flagships. Notably, the S23 is solely powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The S21 series was shipped with Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888, while the S22 series with Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Samsung Galaxy A15 4G/5G use MediaTek SoCs, Exynos 1280 powers the A25 5G
Samsung will launch various new mid-range and affordable phones in 2024. Prior to the official announcement, we’ve got some exciting news about the chipsets used in upcoming Galaxy A phones.
According to the info, Samsung Galaxy A15 4G is powered by MediaTek Helio G99. The smartphone’s 5G variant uses MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ chipset. Besides, Samsung’s Exynos 1280 could power the Galaxy A15 5G device.
This leak comes from a reliable leakster Roland Quandt, who earlier spotted Galaxy A15 5G’s listing on Walmart. The company could unveil the Galaxy A15 4G/5G smartphone next month, with release expected in early 2024.
Samsung Galaxy A15 4G: MTK Helio G99 MT6789V
Samsung Galaxy A15 5G: MTK Dimensity 6100+ MT6835V
Samsung Galaxy A25 5G: Exynos 1280.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) November 28, 2023