Sunday, 21 January, 2018

Vivo Showcases World's First Under-Glass Fingerprint Reading Smartphone at CES 2018

Vivo unveils world's first commercial smartphone with in-display fingerprint sensor at CES 2018 Vivo is the first Smartphone Manufacturer to use Under-Display Fingerprint Scanner
Sherri Watson | 10 January, 2018, 02:43

Clear ID is faster than alternative biometrics such as 3D facial, highly-secure with SentryPoint technology, and very convenient with one-touch/one-step biometric authentication directly in the touchscreen display area of smartphones. Vivo is relying on the optical fingerprint sensor from Synaptics, which had announced this technology towards the end of 2017.

As expected, Vivo just unveiled world's first smartphone with in-display fingerprint scanner based on the ultrasonic sensor.

Till now we have seen phones with fingerprint scanners either in the front bezel below the display or in the back panel. (It doesn't work in LCDs due to their need for a backlight.) Synaptics said that it's already begun mass production of the Clear ID sensors, and that as many as 70 million units will be made available to OEMs this year. Vivo has mentioned that this initial Vivo smartphone with under-display fingerprint scanning is all set to be announced in early 2018. It's up to the phone maker to handle the software side of things in terms of the on-screen prompt for your fingerprint, but the great part about this sensor is that it's only enabled when the phone needs it.

Most smartphone makers have moved the fingerprint scanner to the rear. It has been designed for smartphones with infinity displays. The teaser highlighting the feature also included the tag "Unlock the Future" with "2018 CES" written under it. According to a press statement from the company, this smartphone with the new fingerprint scanner technology is "ready-to-produce".

Possible reports point out that Vivo finally showcases the next-gen. biometric scanning technology implemented in Vivo smartphone and has been developed by Synaptics. Now, if you take a look at the gallery down below, you'll be able to see the company's smartphone, while the two videos down below will give you an idea as to how the in-display fingerprint scanner works. Vivo posted a teaser on Twitter suggesting it will unveil the first phone with in-display fingerprint sensor, which will likely be provided by Synaptics.