HTC One M10 could feature an ultrasonic 3D fingerprint scanner and wireless charging

11/27/2015 00:12

The information we're sharing is pure speculation on our part, before you get excited about rumored features for the HTC One M10. We don't have any inside knowledge regarding what internal components HTC will use in its 2016 flagship Android telephone and we are not even sure it'll be named the HTC One M10.

But let us talk about that which we do know. HTC has a reputation of introducing new technologies to the mobile space. HTC hasn't devised any of the advanced components that it uses in its phones, but the firm is continually seeking new methods to establish its telephones apart from the competition - competing on invention and design rather than releasing me-overly devices. HTC was responsible for the very first WiMax telephones, first LTE telephones -facing the first 1080p display stereo speakers and much more.

HTC One M10 Specifications

Based on the history of HTC, we suppose the firm will soon be working quite closely with Qualcomm on the development of the HTC One M10. Yes, we imagine the HTC One M10 will be powered by the latest and largest SoC from Qualcomm, but the phone may additionally contain two new Qualcomm innovations which have really not yet made an appearance on any commercial devices - an ultrasonic 3D fingerprint scanner and wireless charging through a metal case.

Qualcomm's Perception ID, introduced in early march, is significantly different than the present generation of capacitive fingerprint detectors uncovered of phones like HTC One M9 Plus, iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6. Instead of visually scanning your fingerprint, Sense ID uses ultrasonic sound methods to scan the outside layers of the skin, capturing comprehensive 3D details of your fingerprint. The technology is more exact than capacitive scanners and offer increased security. Another advantage to Sense ID is that the ultrasonic detector can scan through plastic, aluminum, sapphire and glass, letting HTC to conceal it in the design of the phone by placing it below the screen or the metal body.

The feature has been absent from the firm's main cellphones due to their metal unibody layouts while wireless charging in the past has been used by HTC. Traditionally, metal telephones and wireless charging just didn't function. That all changed when Qualcomm revealed today that new progress in the WiPower standard (a Qi opponent) now allow for billing through metal.

We're sure that HTC is probably contemplating both characteristics, although there is no promise that Sense IS or wireless WiPower charging will be contained in the HTC One M10. While these particular technologies are new, implementing them wouldn't give HTC a unique advantage over the opposition since the competitors has already been using variants of these technologies (capacitive fingerprint scanners and Qi wireless charging) for a while. Since HTC is decided to keep the One Qualcomm's Sense ID and WiPower standard seem to be the sole true options for HTC is the company needs to take the telephone to another degree.

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