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Vivo's In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Smartphone Demoed at CES

Vivo's In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Smartphone Demoed at CES

According to vivo, the in-screen fingerprint sensor will be available on a ready-to-produce smartphone soon.

The fingerprint sensor has been made by the sensor company Synaptics, and it has been installed beneath the 6-inch OLED display, and that is the screen that you are actually looking at beneath the cover glass.

Considering the timeline set out by vivo, there's a good chance the Chinese company will officially unveil the unannounced smartphone next month at MWC 2018.

This is the world's first smartphone with an in-display fingerprint scanner.

We're talking less than a second, so you're not left waiting around, but for those used to rapid fingerprint unlocks you're likely to notice the slight delay here. The fingerprint reader itself is about the size of a small coin and works by scanning your finger through the tiny gaps found along the phone's pixels.

This latest fingerprint scanning technology delivers a whole new mobile experience by enabling users to unlock their smartphone through one-touch fingerprint scanning directly on the smartphone display, while solving the industry's challenge of providing a better and more convenient fingerprint authentication experience in future smartphones.




We were able to register our fingerprint in around 30 seconds, and you can register multiple fingers.

The actual phone that we demoed with vivo is still not finalized. Hopefully, it won't be long until consumers can get their hands on the new vivo smartphone.

What's next for the technology?

TrendForce estimates global smartphone shipments for this year will total around 1.53 billion units, in which the penetration rate of fingerprint recognition technologies will reach 60%, an increase from 55% in 2017. When waking up the phone, a blue fingerprint icon will show up where youre supposed to place your finger. However, you're tapping a small section at the bottom of the screen.

This simple yet elegant feature of having a home button only when you need to unlock your phone will be quite popular among the users, and it seems that it will be the most popular trend in mobile phones this year, starting with the high-end devices such as the rumoured Samsung Galaxy S9.


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