Vivo unveils the first smartphone with an in-display fingerprint scanner at CES 2018

Written by Sajeel Syed ·  1 min read >

Vivo’s most anticipated smartphone with an in-display fingerprint scanner is finally made official at CES 2018. Last month, Synaptics announced that the first smartphone with an in-display fingerprint scanner will be from a “Tier 1” manufacturer (Top-5 smartphones brand in terms of production). Tech geeks thought that it is going to be featured in Samsung’s Galaxy S9 but Vivo moved a step ahead and has introduced an actual working model at the biggest tech show in Las Vegas.

Vivo in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone offers its consumers an unprecedented mobile experience, defining a new era of mobile interaction. There’s no home button on the front display which makes the phone’s screen more wider. The phone has become truly bezel-less, without pushing fingerprint sensor to the back, unlike Galaxy Note 8 or S8 which have fingerprint scanner at a weird position on the back. The phone will be a trendsetter for upcoming smartphones, as it has a quite impressive unlike iPhone X with a notch over the top.

As the industry is moving towards a new era of full-screen displays, the fingerprint scanning technology needs to evolve to accommodate new users habits and demands for bigger screens without sacrificing user experience. Vivo’s full-production smartphone is equipped with the industry-leading, world’s first in-display fingerprint scanning technology supported by global partner Synaptics. It supports various usage scenarios beyond unlocking the smartphone and is only activated when needed. A graphical UI will show up on Vivo’s smartphone screen in any scenario that fingerprint recognition is required, such as when the screen is off, during software unlocking, or even mobile payment authentication.

Users can press the fingerprint graphic on the screen to perform unlocking, payment, and other operations. When fingerprint recognition is not required, the UI will be invisible and will not disrupt the overall visual experience.

According to Alex Feng, Vivo’s Senior Vice President,

Today’s showcase of a ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone featuring an optical fingerprint sensor is a big leap forward in bringing consumers this long-awaited, futuristic mobile experience. We are very excited to make it available to consumers soon”.

The unveiling of the world’s first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone marks a significant leap forward in the industry’s development, taking users’ smartphone experience to a new level. However, the phone’s name and other specifications’ detail has not be revealed yet. The phone is ready for mass production and will be launched in coming months.

[Update] According to a statement by a Vivo Pakistan’s official, “It is an upcoming smartphone, model name is not finalized yet. Will be launched within 2 months.”  

Written by Sajeel Syed
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