Vivo unveils first smartphone with in-display fingerprint scanner

Posted January 10, 2018

To this delight of fans, the company has showcased the same product at the CES 2018 in Las Vegas. It is notable that in-display fingerprint sensor will surely affect the thickness phone. The world's first smartphone with the under-display fingerprint reader technology is ready to debut the tech industry. The sensor will illuminate the finger, which will be used to scan the prints.

Synaptics has first revealed this technology in December 2017 and the news had sparked speculation as to which smartphones would sport this particular technology. Vivo has mentioned that this initial Vivo smartphone with under-display fingerprint scanning is all set to be announced in early 2018.

Synaptics has said the sensor takes just 0.7-seconds to authenticate the fingerprint and that seems to have played out in various hands-on tests at CES.

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The phone is developed with thin-bezel and display offers 18:9 aspect ratio.

It's a similar story with Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, although it has shifted the fingerprint sensor to the rear of its devices rather than dispense with it completely. When fingerprint recognition is not required, the fingerprint user interface will be invisible and will not disrupt the overall visual experience. But now, Vivo is there at CES with the groundbreaking technology. According to a press statement from the company, this smartphone with the new fingerprint scanner technology is "ready-to-produce".

"With our efforts in extensive consumer research and long-term R&D investment, Vivo is well positioned to pioneer the development of fingerprint scanning technology", said Alex Feng, Senior Vice President, Vivo. It will allow users to unlock their smartphone through one-touch fingerprint scanning directly on the display itself. It is worth adding that since the component is said to work on OLED screens, it might as well work on devices such as Galaxy S smartphones, LG G series or the iPhone X. Synaptics, at the time of the launch, said that the Clear ID FS9500 optical in-display fingerprint sensor works on wet, dry and cold fingers.

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