CES 2018: vivo Showcases First Phone with In-screen Fingerprint Sensor

This Vivo phone has a fingerprint sensor built right into the display

This Vivo phone has a fingerprint sensor built right into the display

The technology is production-ready, according to Synaptics, which said it's been talking to vendors across the smartphone industry.

The work towards bezel-less display is growing at the fast pace as all the necessary steps are being taken.

Nearly immediately following Vivo's announcement, Qualcomm followed up by issuing its own press release announcing that its under-the-glass fingerprint scanning technology is now in development.

Like many other smartphones, the fingerprint scanner is always waiting to detect a fingerprint when screen is off. 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.

"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". Once the fingerprint is registered, unlocking the phone works just fine, like any other physical fingerprint sensors. "We are very excited to make it available to consumers soon", he added.

A fingerprint icon on the lockscreen shows you where to place your finger
A fingerprint icon on the lockscreen shows you where to place your

Qualcomm says its technology will be the first of such that's commercially available, capable of scanning through either OLED displays or aluminum, and that the company is planning to make its Fingerprint Sensors available to OEMs as early as this month - which means we should expect to see the technology debut in high-end smartphones as early as the first-half of 2018. When fingerprint recognition is not required, the UI will be invisible and will not disrupt the overall visual experience.

At CES, a big tech component maker showed the first phone to try something new: putting it inside the screen. Many big-name technology companies, such as Samsung and Apple, have attempted to protect their consumers by offering various methods in order to lock your phone and ultimately keep your private information safe. It also enables quick and secured authentication.

Not exactly a household name in the Western smartphone business, Vivo is big enough in China that its description as a top five brand by Synaptics was in fact accurate, at least for a little while.

The Chinese firm had announced a year ago that they had developed the "in-display fingerprint scanning" technology for a prototype phone in China.

Recommended News

  • Fireworks for the blind on Sydney Harbour

    Fireworks for the blind on Sydney Harbour

    Whether it is true or not, it is a tradition that has been made custom around the world as you count down to the New Year. In a speech to mark the New Year Mr Xi said the world now expects a clear stance from Beijing on worldwide issues.
    FLORIDA MAN Gets A Bear Attack Beat Down!

    FLORIDA MAN Gets A Bear Attack Beat Down!

    He soon realized there was a four-foot tall bear standing next to him! Adding, 'It could've been a totally different story '. Andrew Meunier can thank a black bear for taking a chunk of skin out of face as he was walking near his apartment.
    Celine Dion keeps her cool as female fan humps her

    Celine Dion keeps her cool as female fan humps her

    Security rushed to Celine's aid but she asked them to stop and told the woman it was "OK" and that the guards were her "friends". She then explained that her son had recently had a bone marrow transplant and she wanted everyone in the crowd to be a donor.
  • Amazon Alexa is coming to Toyota cars

    Amazon Alexa is coming to Toyota cars

    Samsung televisions sold in the USA will have Bixby to respond to spoken requests or control other home devices. Both companies usually shun conventions like CES , preferring to debut gadgets at their own press events.
    Domino's turnaround genius to step down in June

    Domino's turnaround genius to step down in June

    The stock of Yum! The stock of QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, January 28 by Rosenblatt. Korea Invest stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Domino's Pizza, Inc . (NYSE: DPZ ) rating on Tuesday, April 12.
    Catholic Groups Decry End Of Immigration Protection For Salvadorans

    Catholic Groups Decry End Of Immigration Protection For Salvadorans

    Trump said in September that he was ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, but gave Congress until March to act. A few months back, TPS ended for Haitians in the USA , sending many across the Canadian border.
  • At JFK Airport, the Planes Just Wouldn't Stop Coming

    At JFK Airport, the Planes Just Wouldn't Stop Coming

    Also Saturday morning, Port Authority police said they arrested a 61-year-old man with a stolen gun as he went through security. The water main break resulted in Terminal 4 being flooded , triggering evacuations and causing a huge luggage pile-up.
    Missing research scholar no more enrolled with JNU

    Missing research scholar no more enrolled with JNU

    He used to visit lab number 408 at the school for his research goal and was last seen leaving the campus on Monday. However, giving in to his family's pressure, Jain ended the relationship recently, and was upset over it.
    H&M Under-Fire for Racist Ad

    H&M Under-Fire for Racist Ad

    National Basketball Association star LeBron James , rapper Diddy and other artists have also responded with outrage to the image. They also issued a second apology on their website, stating their regret of letting a black child model the hoodie in question.
  • The Trump administration scraps its voter-fraud commission

    The Trump administration scraps its voter-fraud commission

    At least 44 states , including deep Red states such as MS , refused to hand over voter information to Trump's voter fraud panel. Several states refused to provide the commission with requested voter information, which prevented it from performing its job.
    Ford sued in federal court over claims of diesel emissions cheating

    Ford sued in federal court over claims of diesel emissions cheating

    Ford is, of course, just one of numerous carmakers alleged to have cheated on emissions testing with their diesel engines. The vice president, Ford Motors , David Filipe say the diesel model will comply with USA emissions rules.
    Assassin's Creed Rogue 4K Remaster Officially Coming To PS4 and Xbox One

    Assassin's Creed Rogue 4K Remaster Officially Coming To PS4 and Xbox One

    If you were excited to hear that information, you will be happy to know that Ubisoft confirmed that it is real. As expected, Assassin's Creed: Rogue Remastered runs in 4K on the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X .

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.