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I tried the first phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor

Vivo has partnered with Synaptics for their in screen fingerprint scanner. It is possible that some companies will find a way around it, though, maybe leave a small piece of the display active at all times, or something of the sort, as the in-display fingerprint scanner needs an OLED panel in order to work, and we all know that you can leave only a particular part of a display powered on when it comes to OLED panels. Vivo has mentioned that the availability of Vivo's first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone will be announced in early 2018. Vivo stayed mum on other specification details, choosing instead to wax poetic about the advantages such a fingerprint reader brings. Vivo is relying on the optical fingerprint sensor from Synaptics, which had announced this technology towards the end of 2017.

Chinese smartphone-maker Vivo demoed in-display fingerprint sensor on a mobile at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas on January 9.

As the biometric scanner can be fitted under the screen, we can expect a number of smartphones ditching the rear-mounted fingerprint scanners for a more comfortable user experience.

Just as promised, Vivo finally pulled the wraps off the first phone with fingerprint scanner embedded in the display itself today. When fingerprint recognition is not required, the fingerprint user interface will be invisible and will not disrupt the overall visual experience.

Vivo first presented a prototype of company's fingerprint scanning solution at MWC Shanghai 2017 based on an ultrasonic sensor. But now, Vivo is there at CES with the groundbreaking technology.

"With our efforts in extensive consumer research and long-term R&D investment, Vivo is well positioned to pioneer the development of fingerprint scanning technology", said Alex Feng, Senior Vice President, Vivo.

The company claims that the futuristic Vivo in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone will offer an unprecedented mobile experience to users which is capable of defining a new era of mobile interaction, reports Gizbot.


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