The company says that the technology offers a more convenient way of unlocking your handset.
The Vivo smartphone with in-display fingerprint scanner will go on sale sometime in the first half of 2018, but exact markets are yet to be confirmed. It is a CMOS device, created to be placed below an AMOLED screen. That means that you've had to move your fingerprint sensor from the front, where many like it the best, to the back, or, as is the iPhone X's case, remove it completely.
During the time we got to spend trying out the phone in Las Vegas, the on-display optical sensor, which is snugly fitted between the printed circuit board and OLED panel, only failed the device unlocking process a couple of times.
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.More news: There's A Flight That Took Off In 2018 And Landed In 2017
BGR quotes a release from TrendForce saying that "Fingerprint sensors will still be the first choice for most Android phones in 2018, since other biometric authentication methods available for Android phone makers can not completely replace fingerprint identification yet".
Yes, Vivo is the first phone, which was made available in the market with this new technology, however, it is just the beginning, and we are waiting to see new and more advanced technology this year.
You'll only know the sensor is there because the phone displays a fingerprint icon on-screen, prompting you to present your digit. Under display fingerprint sensor is a technology that has been long expected to arrive as smartphone manufactures bring out edge-to-edge displays. Simply place your finger on the icon and the phone unlocks.If you wake the phone with the power button, then the display will show a lock screen and will unlock the device straight into your home screen. Place your finger there, wait for a split second and the phone will unlock with a cool animation taking place. A fingerprint sensor is more practical. The optical sensor can't physically sense a pulse, but Synaptics told us that it has built in a robust anti-spoofing system to ensure its reader can't be fooled by others trying to imitate your fingerprint.