Vivo showcases first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone

CES 2018 : Vivo Displays Fingerprint Scanner On Smartphone Display

CES 2018 : Vivo Displays Fingerprint Scanner On Smartphone Display

"At CES 2018, Vivo announced that it will be using Synaptics" in-fingerprint scanner in its upcoming smartphone. No need to reach the back of your phone or press the home button because you only need to tap your fingerprint on the display screen. The smartphone indicates where the user can put their finger and scans it on the screen to unlock the phone.

"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".

Synaptics unveiled the first in-display fingerprint scanner late previous year and the company also revealed that the first phone to sport the new technology would would be launched at CES 2018, in Las Vegas.

Vivo confirms that it plans to release its first phone with an in-display fingerprint scanner this year.

Trying to fit a fingerprint sensor on the front of the phone while also expanding the length of displays has bedeviled phone makers.

The futuristic Vivo in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone offers its consumers an unprecedented mobile experience, defining a new era of mobile interaction.

Vivo hasn't announced the exact timeline for availability of this smartphone in the market, but, the company has said that details pertaining to the availability of this smartphone will be announced in early 2018. China-based Vivo was in the top-5 global smartphone makers earlier in 2017, but fell back in Q3 to an estimated sixth place.

CES 2018 attendees who tried out the fingerprint scanner were amazed.

The mechanics of setting up your fingerprint on the phone and then using it to unlock the device and do things like authenticate payments are the same as with a traditional fingerprint sensor. However, Vivo has tapped Synaptics for the latest optical scanner, instead of Qualcomm's ultrasonic scanning technology.

After testing out Synaptics' Clear ID, my money is on fingerprint readers not being ditched for facial recognition anytime soon, considering it remains ultimately more convenient than holding a phone up to your face. Whatever the case may be, what now remains to be seen is which fortunate unit from Vivo's shelf will integrate the onscreen fingerprint technology.

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