Vivo Showcases Its First In-Display Fingerprint Scanner-Toting Smartphone
Jan 10 2018 by Michele Stevens
Fingerprint recognition has always been one of the most common and well-known biometrics used to secure smartphones. The smartphone is a demonstration of the company's continued commitment to providing its consumers an extraordinary user experience.
Previously, the company had announced a partnership with Synaptics to integrate its own in-display fingerprint mechanism named Clear ID. Compared to fingerprint sensors on the back of smartphones, Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology offers a more convenient operation without sacrificing the sleek and unified design of the smartphone.
China's Vivo unveils first display-based fingerprint scanning phone
Vivo, which says the phone will enter a full consumer production run, has positioned the sensor in the most logical place, where Home buttons once resided. The handset was a bit slower in learning the contours of the user's fingerprint and unlocking the device using the fingerprint. It works the same way as the fingerprint sensor that's now used by some smartphones. It also enables quick and secured authentication. Watch the in-display fingerprint sensor in action below. Either way, we are living in a time where OEMs are figuring out new ways for users to unlock their devices, which at least gives us something new to talk about.
Clear ID apparently works only with OLED screens, using the gaps between the pixels to scan the fingerprint. 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. Vivo makes stylish smartphones with cutting-edge technology accessible to young people and professionals around the world. According to reports, the first smartphone with in-display fingerprint technology will be unveiled on January 10.
If you want to get Clear ID into your hands, the Vivo device will be hard to come by in the U.S. (unless you're into the import game), but we'll certainly be on the lookout for other Android OEMs to incorporate this exciting tech. Would you want this on your next smartphone?