Vivo unveils first under-the-display fingerprint smartphone at CES 2018

Vivo's Groundbreaking Fingerprint Sensor is Changing the Smartphone World

While fingerprint scanner in the rear turns out to be old school, Vivo has come up with the future tech - under-display fingerprint technology. The phone's OLED display panel illuminates the fingerprint which is them read by the sensor.

The fingerprint sensor used in the system, provided by Synaptics, is based on optical imaging, unlike the ultrasonic in-display systems that Qualcomm and Fingerprint Cards have announced.

Vivo unveiled its in-display scanner at the annual CES conference in Las Vegas.

Fingerprint sensors will still be the first choice for most Android phones in 2018, since other biometric authentication methods available for Android phone-makers can not completely replace fingerprint identification yet. The company says the smartphone is ready for production and demonstrated how users will be able to unlock the device by placing the finger on the display.

Fingerprint recognition has always been one of the most common and well-known biometrics used to secure smartphones.

The push to slim down bezels on smartphones has brought us devices with bigger screens in a more manageable footprint, which is great.

Apple and Samsung are no doubt ruling the smartphone industry by integrating many smart technologies in their phones, but the Chinese are not far behind.

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. "We are very excited to make it available to consumers soon". When fingerprint recognition is not required, the graphic of the fingerprint will be invisible and will not ruin the overall visual experience. Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology replaces the physical fingerprint button on the screen, laying the foundation for a truly immersive experience.

The first fingerprint reader built inside the display of a phone is here and we got to take a first look at the technology at CES 2018. The technology behind it is actually made by Synaptics and below you will find a detailed explanation of the tiny new chip that sits under the screen glass and what it does, but first - the real impressions.

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