The rumors about a possible iPhone 5G with Touch ID under the screen are revived: new reports indicate the possible launch within this year. The rumors in this regard had somewhat faded in recent weeks, also thanks to the virus emergency, which has brought the world economy to its knees, or at least slowed down.
It seems that the manufacturer of touch panels GIS, the OLED display manufacturer BOE and Qualcomm, are collaborating on ultrasound technology, which could be present in at least one of the high-end models of the iPhone 12 5G range.
Recall that the anticipation of the arrival of an iPhone 2020 with fingerprint scanners on the screen had already emerged in 2019. Such reports claimed that Apple would use Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint sensor technology in at least one model of iPhone expected for 2020.
Those rumors, including the latest reported by the Economic Daily News, also aligned with the reports of analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, analysts from Barclays, Bloomberg and others who said they expected an iPhone with Face ID and authentication of the fingerprints on display in 2020 or 2021.
However, the rumors and rumors that alternated during the year were contradictory. Among the latest, that of the well-informed Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, who recently said he did not expect that the fingerprint technology under the screen in an iPhone could arrive this year, suggesting that Apple would have decided to postpone the technology to 2021.
Recall that, currently, there are two types of fingerprint sensors under display, optical and ultrasonic. The optical variants are based on the light of the display of a smartphone to create a 2D image of a fingerprint, while the ultrasonic variants use high frequency sound to generate a 3D image of the fingerprint.
Qualcomm already provides ultrasonic fingerprint sensors for some Samsung smartphones, but future iPhones could potentially use a more advanced version of the technology that works on the entire display, without having to limit the fingerprint detection area to only a small portion the screen.
Apple is expected to release four iPhones in three different sizes this year: one 5.4-inch iPhone, one 6.7-inch iPhone and two 6.1-inch iPhones. One 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch models will be higher-end iPhones, while the other 6.1-inch and 5.4-inch iPhones will be the lower-end models, successors of the iPhone 11. Apple should launch new models in the fall, provided that the ongoing pandemic has not slowed down its development.
Everything that has been anticipated so far for the iPhone 2020 is in this article. We remind you that Apple recently released iPhone SE 2020, already available for purchase.