Following a teaser this week, Vivo at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) unveiled the world’s first cell phone to support an in-display fingerprint sensor. Vivo says the smartphone is all set for production and demonstrated how clients will be able to unlock the device by putting their finger on the display.
Vivo showcased a device last year at MWC with an under-display fingerprint sensor provided by Qualcomm. However, the sensor wasn’t as responsive as other Vivo phones. Synaptics toward the end of last year reported that it entered mass manufacturing with its optical in-display fingerprint sensors, called Clear ID. The organization said a top five OEM would get its first group of sensors and that brand is currently affirmed to be Vivo.
As of now, nothing has been known about the smartphone apart from its in-display fingerprint sensor. Vivo said that the handset will be declared early this year in spite of the fact that exact date has not been revealed yet. With Vivo’s declaration, in-display fingerprint sensor is presently formally here and we anticipate that more companies will utilize the technology as they hope to accompany bezel-less display.
“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. We first presented a prototype of our fingerprint scanning solution at MWC Shanghai 2017 based on an ultrasonic sensor, and have remained committed to realizing our vision for future smartphones,” said Alex Feng, Senior Vice President of Vivo. “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.”
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