Vernee claim their Apollo unlocks faster than the iPhone 7 Plus!

Vernee Apollo

Vernee recently launched their latest flagship Vernee Apollo, featuring the powerful MediaTek Helio X25 CPU, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and 2K display for a more immersive VR Experience with the included VR Box.

All this sounds great on paper, but high specs don’t necessarily translate in a smooth user experience and that’s why Vernee also focused on software development and optimization. This brought the phone to being able of unlocking in a mere 0.1 seconds through the fingerprint scanner.

They also compared it to the iPhone 7 Plus and you can see how it went in the video below:

Vernee say that they have been optimizing Apollo’s software for over 3 months before the launch, with the fingerprint registration requiring only 8 fingerprint inputs. Vernee engineers have reduced the “most time-consuming” step, which is verification, to just 0.05 seconds, and equipped their flagship with a super fast (>16Mh) and high power efficiency (<20 μA) SPI.

Vernee attributes the success of their fingerprint scanner in two major features:

Screen-off wakeup

For most smartphones, the screen lights up after the recognition process. However Apollo’s screen unlocks during the same time your fingerprint is recognized.Vernee

Vernee Apollo

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Parallel connected matching process

Common smartphones need to go through “series connected” fingerprint matching process before unlock, meaning that fingerprint 1 will be first to be matched, and fingerprint 2 will be used when fingerprint 1 fails, with the rest in same manner.However the “parallel connected” fingerprint matching process of Apollo means that all the 5 sets fingerprint will be matched at the same time, therefore it consumes less times.

But it’s not enough to just unlock fast. The recognition rate is a more important factor. Vernee Apollo adopts 0.18 μm analogue-digital hybrid process, and comes with 112*96 pixel contact area which allows for 360° readability. Due to analog circuits and algorithm optimization, it solves the problem that wet finger can’t unlock the phone.

What’s more, Vernee Apollo has an image acquisition frequency of up to 50 times per second, much higher than the common 20-30 times per second. And backed by support from Precise Biometrics, the top fingerprint technology company, Apollo provides fast, precise, and safe user identification.Vernee

Vernee Apollo

To me it sounds like a pretty ingenious way to get your phone unlocked super fast, were you guys aware of how it worked before Vernee’s explanation?

Let us know in the comments below!

If you want to know more about the Vernee Apollo, check out its product page or buy one from Gearbest.

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  1. Nilzie
    December 28, 2016

    So its 0.1 second faster or something.. Who cares

  2. Wolvie
    December 29, 2016

    Is it even important ????

    • lildwell
      December 30, 2016

      Meanwhile, in actual Vernee news. The Vernee Apollo lite has gotten android nougat thanks to team M.A.D. Vernee would be better off announcing actual news instead of these paid articles.