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This Could Be Vivo’s In Display Fingerprint Sensor Equipped Smartphone

by Jed John 3

Apple’s iPhone X left some fans disappointed as a result of the lack of a front fingerprint sensor on the device. Instead, the iPhone X is equipped with facial recognition. The lack of a front fingerprint sensor is due to the full-screen design the device packs. However, it may soon become possible to get a front fingerprint sensor on a full-screen smartphone.Vivo

Recently, the prototype of a Vivo smartphone with in-display fingerprint sensor was spotted online. The in-display fingerprint technology was said to have been manufactured by Synaptics who confirmed this via an article on Forbes. This technology seems to have seen some progress as a new GIF image has emerged showing what is believed to be the Vivo smartphone in action. The fingerprint recognition technology is located on the display and would unlock the phone by just tapping the corresponding area. The GIF image also suggests the response time of the technology on the smartphone is rapid and works with just a tap. vivo

Read More: Vivo’s 2018 Smartphone Will Feature Clear ID In-Display Fingerprint Reader by Synaptics

Earlier reports had shown that the technology is ready for mass production as Synaptics has reportedly figured out how to mass produce it.  The fingerprint recognition process relies on optical technology and it utilizes localized TLC / AES / ECC encryption which ensures security.  According to Forbes, pressing the button present on the right side of a pre-production Vivo phone wakes it and displays an illuminated fingerprint image at the bottom of the screen. Users can simply touch it to unlock the phone instantly. Synaptics also confirmed that the in-display fingerprint technology is designed for bezel-less OLED infinity displays. We can’t say when the Vivo model will be launched but it is expected sometime in the first quarter of 2018.


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  • Billy Williams

    I don’t quite understand something here. I’ve been hearing that companies are keeping the power button. So is this screen unlock going to require that you first turn the screen on and THEN unlock or will the unlock be always running? Some people prefer to have their lock screen to have quick access to notifications, so I can se that being a useful setup for most people. Others (like me) don’t care for a lockscreen at all and just want to touch the screen and have it open into the OS. How does this work?

    • Muhammad Wahyudhi

      In this case, of course using Samsung’s AlwaysOn Display (with white or colorful or colorful gradient fingerprint icon at the bottom center) would filled that gap. But personally, I think Chinese vendor don’t give a shit about nice thing.

      • Billy Williams

        as far as i understand, this technology only works with OLED screens so I would assume that some type of always on display would be possible as a black screen doesn’t draw any power from OLED.