Vivo Shows Off a Phone with In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

Vivo Shows Off a Phone with In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

Vivo Shows Off a Phone with In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

Under display fingerprint sensor is a technology that has been long expected to arrive as smartphone manufactures bring out edge-to-edge displays. The display appears to have a sleep mode that highlights the correct area on the OLED panel where the sensor resides. That means that you've had to move your fingerprint sensor from the front, where many like it the best, to the back, or, as is the iPhone X's case, remove it completely. The company just unveiled the near-final product and we were shown a demo unit at CES.

However, maybe you prefer fingerprint sensor over even a state-of-the-art face unlocking like Face ID, and you definitely want it in the front because you need to unlock the phone a billion times a day while it's laying on the desk, and you still want a huge display that takes up almost all the room from the front face of the phone.

This new Vivo smartphone is a prototype at the moment although the companion as said that the handset is ready to go into production. Many big-name technology companies, such as Samsung and Apple, have attempted to protect their consumers by offering various methods in order to lock your phone and ultimately keep your private information safe.

A fingerprint icon on the lockscreen shows you where to place your finger
A fingerprint icon on the lockscreen shows you where to place your

Synaptics told us it needs a couple more years of development to reduce the cost and size for such technology to become a viable option for our smartphones and other mobile devices. Fingerprint sensor is prone to that and it is not a big secret that placing it under the display makes flawless sense.

Interested buyers can expect the fingerprint reader to be featured in Vivo's next phone, which will be announced early this year. "We are very excited to make it available to consumers soon", he added. Users will have the opportunity to authenticate payments as well as authenticate any other action directly relating to traditional finger-scanning technology. The technology behind it is actually made by Synaptics and below you will find a detailed explanation of the tiny new chip that sits under the screen glass and what it does, but first - the real impressions.

The market research firm says in addition to Korean brands Samsung and LG, which make their own AMOLED panels, Chinese smartphone brands such as OPPO, Vivo, Meizu, Gionee, Xiaomi and Huawei will have a chance to embed an in-display fingerprint sensor for AMOLED panels in their new models to release in 2018.


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