Tag Archive: Sensor


Xiaomi Mi Band 5 tipped to feature an SpO2 sensor, Alexa support

It is also rumored to feature a larger 1.2-inch display.

What you need to know The Mi Band 5 could be Xiaomi’s first fitness tracker to include an SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation) sensor. It is also tipped to support menstrual cycle tracking and come with Amazon Alexa built-in. The wearable is likely to be launched in China in late June or early July.

Xiaomi’s Mi Band 4, which was launched in June last year, is still among  [Read More…]

Are you disappointed with the Galaxy S20’s fingerprint sensor?

Let’s chat with the AC forums.

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 has quite a lot going for it. The 120Hz AMOLED display is downright gorgeous, battery life is stellar, and the upgraded camera system is a joy to use.

The Galaxy S10 introduced in-screen fingerprint sensors for the first time on Samsung phones, and the same ultrasonic sensor made its way over to the S20 as well.

Looking through the AC forums, there are mixed feelings about how well  [Read More…]

How to always show the fingerprint sensor icon on the Galaxy S20

The Galaxy S20 has an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that’s embedded underneath the screen, and by default you can’t see the sensor when the screen is off. Fortunately, you can change the option in the phone’s settings and have the sensor always visible. Here’s how to set it up.

How to enable Always on Display on the Galaxy S20

Before we can show the fingerprint sensor on the S20’s Always on Display (AOD), we have to enable the feature.  [Read More…]

I miss my fingerprint sensor but not for the reason you might think

The Pixel 4’s facial recognition is good, but it needs to see your face to work.

I’m both a fan and not a fan of biometrics. I’ll admit I am using face unlock on the Pixel 4 since Google implemented lockdown mode so I can switch it off with a press of the power button, but I still don’t love biometrics.

My fingerprint or my face is my identity, not my password. I may have 10 fingerprints  [Read More…]

Galaxy S11+ tipped to use a custom 108MP sensor with Nonacell technology

ISOCELL Bright HM1 could be the first mobile image sensor to use 9-in-1 pixel binning.

What you need to know A new rumor claims the Galaxy S11+ will use a new 108MP ISOCELL Bright HM1 sensor with ‘Nonacell’ technology Thanks to ‘Nonacell’ technology, the sensor will reportedly deliver greatly improved low-light performance compared to the existing 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor. So far, only Xiaomi has launched phones with 108MP primary cameras.

Industry Insider Ice Universe had  [Read More…]

The Nix Mini Color Sensor is 15% off today

When it comes to creating truly great designs, few things are more important than choosing the right color, regardless of whether you’re trying to paint your entire home or simply want to create an engaging webpage.

The Nix Mini Color Sensor V2 allows you to instantly match any surface to an existing color in a massive library, and it’s currently 15% off at just $ 84.

This pocket-sized sensor makes it easier than ever to find and match the perfect  [Read More…]

Hands-on: Qualcomm’s new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor is incredibly fast

My opinion has immediately shifted from cautiously optimistic to incredibly impressed.

After struggling with the performance shortcomings of Qualcomm’s first ultrasonic fingerprint sensor in the Galaxy S10 and Note 10, I was cautiously optimistic that it made necessary improvements to its second generation sensor. It could make all the claims it wants about speed and consistency, but until I saw it in person I wouldn’t be able to give it the benefit of the doubt. The day  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor is faster, 17x larger

This is the fingerprint sensor we’re likely to see in the Galaxy S11.

What you need to know New ultrasonic technology offers 17x larger recognition area. Recognition area supports increased security via simultaneous two-finger authentication. Yet to be known which devices will launch with the sensor in 2020.

Qualcomm has announced the next generation of its in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, dubbed 3D Sonic Max. The new sensor is, remarkably, 17 times larger than the original sensor area  [Read More…]

Does the Galaxy S10 fingerprint sensor work with screen protectors?

Best answer: Yes, the Galaxy S10’s under-screen fingerprint sensor should work with any plastic screen protector (occasionally too well…), but if you want to use a tempered glass protector, you should aim to buy one that’s certified by Samsung or verified to work with in-display fingerprint scanners.

Year’s best phone: Samsung Galaxy S10 ($ 899 at Amazon) For tempered glass: Clearview Liquid Glass ($ 31 at Amazon) Flexible film: LK HD Film Screen Protectors (3-pack) ($ 8  [Read More…]

Sony IMX686 looks to challenge Samsung’s 108MP camera sensor in 2020

It’s 60MP versus 108MP in the next smartphone camera battle.

What you need to know Sony’s IMX686 is a 60MP sensor that’s slated to replace the existing IMX586 48MP sensor. Expect this sensor to launch with the first flagship smartphones in 2020, including ones from VIVO and Huawei. This sensor is expected to deliver greater dynamic range and better low-light performance than the current generation 48MP camera sensor.

Not to be outdone by the recent launch of  [Read More…]