Synaptic Clear ID is the mainstream display embedded fingerprint technology, which can unlock the smartphone in 7 milliseconds.
A technological company named Synaptic Inc. has come with a new technology that will surely make you say "wow" with your mouth wide open. Specifically, the company claims its fingerprint sensor is able to accurately read a user's fingerprint in 0.7 seconds versus 1.4 seconds for a facial recognition camera biometrics sensor.
Get ready for even better integrated fingerprint sensors, with this breakthrough announcement from Synaptics.
Anyway, despite the fact that prominent analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (KGI Securities) has said the Galaxy Note 9 will be the first phone to feature in-display scanning tech, Synaptics announced the Clear ID FS9500 scanner unit which it says is designed for handsets with near bezel-less form factors.
"Synaptics' Clear ID fingerprint sensors are faster, more convenient, and more secure than alternative biometrics, and this optical technology represents a major innovation shift and opportunity for the smartphone market", Barber added.
However, the placement of the fingerprint scanner is on the rear side of the device, usually coming across as counter-intuitive to some users.
The new Synaptics Clear ID optical fingerprint sensors deliver one-touch high-resolution scanning through full cover glass and enable sleek, button-free, bezel-free infinity displays. Vivo did showcase something like this and we haven't seen the implementation until this day. Synaptics uses SentryPoint technology with the sensor that brings Quantum Matcher for adaptive fingerprint template matching and authentication. Also, who has an OLED display design dubbed "Infinity Display"? Upon the confirmation, the device will unlock.
Synaptic claims that, the technology will work on rigid and flexible display.
As usual, a notification for an available update should pop up on your device, but you can always head to the Settings menu, navigate to Software Update, and manually check if one is available for your phone. Keeping that in mind, the S9 is the most likely smartphone by Samsung to be in the production stage right now.
Before giving our final verdict, we have to wait until the CES to see it in person.
Synaptics Clear ID In-display fingerprint technology allows users to securely unlock the device in situations including while it's sitting on the table, at any angle, or while in a vehicle mount.