Vivo, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has already announced the launch of the first-ever fingerprint scanner that is built into the display of the smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is now going on in Las Vegas till 12th Jan 2018. The tiny chip is integrated under the AMOLED display of the Vivo phone and uses optical technology to read your fingerprint and.it works well!
"The company emphasized the solution's capability of accommodating full-size displays that take up nearly the entire front face of a mobile device, and the convenience of maintaining a front-facing fingerprint scanning system with respect to the user experience".
Vivo showcases phone with in-display fingerprint sensor at CES 2018
Though Apple is all but certain to adopt an under-the-glass Touch ID solution on its high-end iPhone 8, a report which surfaced roughly two weeks ago insisted that Cupertino's crown jewel wouldn't be the first smartphone to ship with a display-embedded fingerprint scanner.
Considering the timeline set out by vivo, there's a good chance the Chinese company will officially unveil the unannounced smartphone next month at MWC 2018. Even though the sensor is hidden from view, it's still able to read your fingerprint in less than a second-0.7 seconds to be exact, Synaptics said.
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In the future, Synaptics wants to make the phone's entire screen a fingerprint sensor.
This new Vivo smartphone is a prototype at the moment although the companion as said that the handset is ready to go into production. Vivo's design is expected to be widely adopted in the years to come, so the company is the first to publicly show off the technology.
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One lucky reporter had the chance test the new feature, but Vivo has yet to announce the official name of the device.
This technology will only work for phones that use OLED displays because the sensor looks through the spaces between subpixels from under the panel. Once the phone is unlocked, you won't know the sensor is there.
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For several years now, cell phone users have had to live with the fear of a potential thief acquiring possession of their device. Device manufacturers were left with very little options, one of them being moving the fingerprint sensor towards the back of the phone - a move which received mostly negative reviews.