Vivo demonstrates the first smartphone to use Synaptic's under-the-OLED fingerprint sensor

In December 2017 Synaptics unveiled a new under-the-OLED fingerprint sensor called Clear ID. Following a year-long collaboration with Synaptics, Chinese phone maker Vivo has unveiled the first device to use such a solution.

Vivo smartphone with Synaptics Clear ID  (CES 2018)

Vivo's smartphone (which does not have a model yet) has a 6" AMOLED display, and it will be released in Asia in Q2 2018. According to the report at Android Authority, the solution is very nice and works quite well, although it is slower than currently available sensors, as it takes 0.7 seconds to unlock the phone (Synaptics says that this is actually on par with regular sensors).

Synaptics Clear ID OLED fingerprint sensor photo

Posted: Jan 12,2018 by Ron Mertens