Vivo showcases first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone


Las Vegas, Jan 9: Smartphone-maker Vivo will showcase a mobile with the world’s first in-display fingerprint scanner on January 10 at the ongoing CES 2018 technology show in Las Vegas. Vivo is relying on the optical fingerprint sensor from Synaptics, which had announced this technology towards the end of 2017.

Vivo has not given details on the actual smartphone name, but this model comes with the new fingerprint technology, which can be placed under the display.

“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.

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This id how Vivo’s in-display fingerprint scanner will work.

“Today’s showcase of a ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone with an optical fingerprint sensor is a step forward in bringing consumers this futuristic mobile experience. We are very excited to make it available to consumers soon,” Feng added.

Synaptics — the company responsible for handling the touch input on millions of laptop trackpads and smartphone screens — announced in December 2017 that it has started mass production with its first optical in-display fingerprint sensors.

The company had announced that it is going into full production with what it described as “top five original equipment manufacturers (OEM)”, without naming Vivo.

Vivo is one of the top five smartphone vendors globally, according to the IDC Q1 2017 Tracker.


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