Vivo X20 Plus In-Screen Fingerprint Version Officially Debuts as World’s First Phone with Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 0

Vivo X20 Plus In-Screen Fingerprint version (also known as Vivo X20 Plus UD) is official. It is the world’s first smartphone to come with a fingerprint scanner that is embedded under the display of the phone. The rest of its specifications and features are same as the regular Vivo X20 Plus phone.

Specifications and Features

Vivo X20 Plus In-Screen Fingerprint edition measures 165.2 x 80.02 x 7.35 mm and it weighs 183.1 grams. The dimensions of the regular X20 Plus are 165.3 x 80.1 x 7.5mm and its weight is 181.5 grams. The new variant can be availed in single color option of black with gold aesthetics. The X20 Plus In-Screen Fingerprint model houses a 6.43-inch Super-AMOLED display that carries a Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. It delivers an aspect ratio of 18:9.

Between the front glass and display panel lies the fingerprint sensor by Synaptics. According to Vivo, by using photoelectric reflection technology, the RGB Pixel that is specially adapted to the OLED panel emits light which penetrates the outer glass that has a thickness of 0.68mm to reach the finger. The company claims that the under-display fingerprint sensor can unlock the phone in around 0.6 to 0.7 seconds.

Without lifting the phone, users can conveniently unlock the phone by tapping on the on-screen fingerprint icon. Apart from unlocking the phone, it can be also used for making secure payments through AliPay and WeChat.

The Snapdragon 660 chipset that powers the new X20 Plus is accompanied by 4 GB of RAM. Instead of 64 GB storage found on the regular X20 Plus, the in-screen fingerprint scanner model comes with 128 GB of native storage. It also features a microSD card slot for more storage.

The handset is running on FunTouch OS 3.2 flavored Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS. Like the X20 Plus, it also features Face Wake facial recognition feature, Vivo Game Engine that improves the game-play experience, and it also carries support for dual apps. The phone is also equipped with ES9318 DAC + combo amp Hi-Fi audio and AI.

The X20 Plus In-screen Fingerprint edition features a dual camera setup on its rear side. It includes an f/1.8 aperture 12-megapixel sensor that is coupled with a secondary sensor of 5-megapixel. For snapping selfies, the handset is equipped with f/2.0 aperture 12-megapixel camera. The Vivo Image Cube is the 256 MB image sensor processor that is available on the phone to exclusively handle photography related tasks.

The back panel of the smartphone is devoid of a fingerprint scanner. The regular X20 Plus houses a 3,905 mAh battery whereas the under-display fingerprint scanner variant has a slightly smaller battery of 3,800 mAh capacity. The battery carries support for fast charging. The connectivity features available on the smartphone include dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, microUSB and 3.5mm audio jack.

Pricing and Availability

The Vivo X20 Plus In-Screen Fingerprint edition carries a price tag of 3,598 Yuan (~$565). Its online booking will begin on Jan. 24 and it will be available from Jan. 29. The sales of the smartphone will begin on Feb. 1.

As of this writing, there is no confirmation on when Vivo will be releasing the new X20 Plus model outside of the home country.