Breaking away from the conventional fingerprint technologies, Chinese smartphone player Vivo has displayed a new technology wherein the fingerprint scanner can be placed somewhere on the display screen itself, and not as a dedicated scanner, either on the front bezel or at the back.
This is the first time a smartphone is having the fingerprint scanner on the display screen.
The company announced the same at the ongoing CES 2018 and said the technology is production ready and the company will launch a smartphone offering fingerprint scanner on the display screen very soon.
At CES 2018, Vivo shows the world the first ready-to-produce smartphone featuring in-display fingerprint scanning technology, demonstrating its continued commitment to bring an extraordinary user experience. This latest fingerprint scanning technology delivers a whole new mobile experience by enabling users to unlock their smartphone through one-touch fingerprint scanning directly on the smartphone display, while solving the industry’s challenge of providing a better and more convenient fingerprint authentication experience in future smartphones.
“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,” said Alex Feng, Senior Vice President of Vivo,” 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.”
The showcasing of the world’s first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone ready for mass-production marks a significant leap forward in the industry’s development, taking users’ smartphone experience to a new level. The availability of Vivo’s first smartphone with fingerprint scanner on its display screen will be announced in early 2018.