Vivo introduces world's first in-display fingerprint sensor smartphone

Synaptics under-display fingerprint reader is magic

Vivo's Groundbreaking Fingerprint Sensor is Changing the Smartphone World

"Synaptics' Clear ID fingerprint sensors are faster, more convenient, and more secure than alternative biometrics, and this optical technology represents a major innovation shift and opportunity for the smartphone market", Barber added.

Back in December we heard that Synpatics in display fingerprint scanner had entered production and now Vivo has shown off a new smartphone with the technology at CES. 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.

This simple yet elegant feature of having a home button only when you need to unlock your phone will be quite popular among the users, and it seems that it will be the most popular trend in mobile phones this year, starting with the high-end devices such as the rumoured Samsung Galaxy S9.

Considering the timeline set out by vivo, there's a good chance the Chinese company will officially unveil the unannounced smartphone next month at MWC 2018.

"We are excited to announce Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors because they can be created to support sleeker, cutting-edge form factors, unique mobile authentication experiences, and enhanced security authentication", said Seshu Madhavapeddy, Qualcomm Technologies's vice president of product management.

Interested buyers can expect the fingerprint reader to be featured in Vivo's next phone, which will be announced early this year.

The process takes a little time longer than other smartphones since the sensor has to read the fingerprint through the display.

As you touch the screen, the lit-up fingerprint is then reflected into an in-display fingerprint sensor which is then authenticated. The chip-maker went on to explain that the sensors were developed as an "integrated solution" that would work in tandem with the chip-maker's expansive line of Snapdragon CPUs for mobile devices. Like other new smartphone features, the fingerprint reader will first be offered in premium smartphones, in part because the scanner only works with OLED displays, at least for now.

Fingerprint recognition has always been one of the most common and well-known biometrics used to secure smartphones. Once you place it down, this icon will shine brighter to illuminate your finger bright enough for the sensor to see. Now smartphone manufacturers can use a fingerprint sensor on the front of the phone, without compromising on the thin bezels or the size of the phone.

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