Vivo shows off world’s first In-Display Optical Fingerprint Scanning Smartphone at CES 2018


Vivo announced its Under Display Fingerprint Scanning Solution called Vivo Under Display based on an ultrasonic sensor at the MWC 2017 Shanghai back in June. Today at the CES 2018 it showed off world’s first ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone that uses an optical fingerprint sensor from Synaptics.

This lets users unlock their smartphone through one-touch fingerprint scanning directly on the smartphone display.  This doesn’t require a physical button for the fingerprint sensor and allows a true full-screen display and an integrated unibody design.

Vivo says that its In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology outperforms other authentication solutions available for full-screen smartphones in many aspects. “Compared to fingerprint sensors on the back of smartphones, Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology offers a more convenient operation without sacrificing the sleek and unified design of the smartphone. It also enables quick and secured authentication,” said the company.

Availability of Vivo’s first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone will be announced in early 2018.

Commenting on the same, Alex Feng, Senior Vice President of Vivo, said:

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. We first presented a prototype of our fingerprint scanning solution at MWC Shanghai 2017 based on an ultrasonic sensor, and have remained committed to realizing our vision for future smartphones.

Today’s showcase of a ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone featuring an optical fingerprint sensor is a big leap forward in bringing consumers this long-awaited, futuristic mobile experience. We are very excited to make it available to consumers soon.

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