Vivo makes the first phone with in-display fingerprint reader official

Vivo logoJust as promised, Vivo finally pulled the wraps off the first phone with fingerprint scanner embedded in the display itself today. About a month ago, Synaptics unveiled its Clear ID FS9500 sensor, and said that it will be featured in a "Top 5" manufacturer's phone before long. Since Vivo's parent company BBK is also associated with the Oppo and OnePlus brands, together these have wiggled into Tier 1 by selling boatloads of phones in China.

Long story short, Vivo issued a press release today, basically announcing the phone, and confirming the existence of the in-display fingerprint scanner on it. Vivo stayed mum on other specification details, choosing instead to wax poetic about the advantages such a fingerprint reader brings. First off, it is front-facing, for all the fans of this placement, and, second, it still allows for a "bezel-less" phone footprint, the best of both worlds.

As for the technology behind it, Vivo provided the scheme above, which coincides with Synaptics Clear ID FS9500 sensor workings, aided by a dedicated interface that lights up when finger scanning is needed, but stays put when you are using the phone in a regular manner. The indicator that asks you to place a finger on it will be present for unlocking your phone, accessing protected content, or doing mobile payments that require biometric authentication, but other than that you can't really tell there's anything else but an OLED display there.

Neat, now the only thing left is for Vivo to actually name the device, and provide more details on specs and pricing, prior to the phone's availability announcement, slated for "early 2018." Will this thing work through a screen protector? We'll know more soon.

Source: phoneArena

Tags: smartphones

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Sales of new models way below those of 2017 generation
 
The new Windows 10 browser will run on the Chromium engine
 
Google will shut the service down in April of 2019 instead of August as initially planned
 
The regular S10 will sport a 6.1-inch panel with the same front-facing camera design
 
The smartphone has a 6.4-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixel) Infinity-O display
 
Google Play Services will deprecate the aging OS in newer releases
 
Apple might be looking to trial the feature on the iPad before iPhone
 
Toshiba, which released the world’s first 14TB nearline 3.5-inch and 26.1mm-height HDDs with 9-disk
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (11)