The reports allege that Apple plans to use Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint sensor technology in at least one "iPhone" model to be released in 2020, although the timeframe may be postponed to 2021.
This is in line with recent reports by analysts such as Ming-Chi Kuo, Barclays, Bloomberg and others, who assume that Apple 2020 or 2021
There are currently two types of sub-display fingerprint sensors, including optical and ultrasonic sensors. Optical variants are based on the light of a smartphone to create a 2D image of a fingerprint while ultrasound variants use high frequency sound to create a 3D image of a fingerprint.
Qualcomm already provides fingerprint ultrasound sensors for Samsung's Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note10 smartphones, but iPhones may use an even more advanced version of the technology by 2020 or 2021.
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Coincidentally or not, the rumors of iPhones with fingerprint scanning under the display suggest that this is a full-screen solution.
All in all, this is further proof that Apple plans to release at least one new "iPhone" model with face ID and a full-screen Touch ID over the next year or two. Because the ultrasound technology only works with OLED displays, the sensor is probably limited to higher-end iPhones.