Vivo Showed Its First Phone With In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology

Vivo Showed Its First Phone With In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology

The in-display fingerprint sensor is developed for OLED display panels with thin bezels with 18:9 aspect ratio and above devices.

Vivo cited stats from Canalys stating 22 million full-screen phones were shipped world wide in Q2 2017, up from 700,000 in the first quarter of this year.

Fingerprint recognition is well-known biometrics to secure smartphones. Additionally, UBI Research predicted that bezel-less displays will grow in market share from 20 per cent in 2017 to over 50 per cent by 2020. The fingerprint recognition technology is in use for quite some time now and it is pretty natural that the fingerprint scanning technology is expected to evolve and fulfill the new user habits and demands of the upcoming user generation.

Vivo, which says the phone will enter a full consumer production run, has positioned the sensor in the most logical place, where Home buttons once resided. At CES 2018, Vivo unveiled the first smartphone to implement that. It's fast but not as lightning fast as today's fingerprint sensors that can unlock in 0.2 seconds. The Clear ID manufactured by Synaptics is to replace the now available fingerprint sensor.

In July 2017, the China-based company teamed up with Qualcomm to demo an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor - one of the first commercial examples of in-display fingerprint scanning. 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.

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"We are very excited to make it available to consumers soon", the firm's Alex Feng noted. According to AndroidCentral, you'll need to apply a bit of pressure on the display so that your fingerprint is flattened out properly to be read by the optical sensor.

Vivo has confirmed that the smartphone is ready for mass-production.

At the trade show taking place in Las Vegas, Vivo has revealed a smartphone that features a almost bezel-less display but the fingerprint reader is not present at the back of the device but at the front instead.

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