Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Vivo Launches First In - Screen Fingerprint Scanner

Vivo Launches First In - Screen Fingerprint Scanner

After all, that's where most phone makers introduce their latest and greatest smartphones yet - the ideal event for vivo to introduce the new technology on its new smartphone.

This optical fingerprint sensor tech only works behind OLED screens because they're sufficiently thin and transparent. The tool will allow its users to protect their phones by an in-display fingerprint sensor resulting in detecting its rightful owner.

Apart from being cutting edge-technology, the biggest advantage of in-display scanner is it allows a phone to have an "all-screen" display and no awkwardly positioned sensors behind the phone. UBI Research predicted that bezel-less displays will grow in market share from 20% in 2017 to over 50% by 2020.

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. That if true will no doubt make for an exciting proposition. Last month, though, Synaptics, the company behind many of your laptop's trackpads and other input devices, unveiled an in-screen fingerprint sensor called the Clear ID (pictured).

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At CES 2018, we saw Vivo launching the world's first phone with a fingerprint scanner that has been built into the display. When fingerprint recognition is not required, the UI will be invisible and will not disrupt the overall visual experience.

From edge-to-edge display to narrowing bezels, there's just no room left to put a fingerprint sensor on the front panel of a smartphone anymore. The technology behind it is actually made by Synaptics and below you will find a detailed explanation of the tiny new chip that sits under the screen glass and what it does, but first - the real impressions. It also enables quick and secured authentication.

The Chinese firm had announced a year ago that they had developed the "in-display fingerprint scanning" technology for a prototype phone in China.

At the end of 2016, it notes, Synaptics released UnderGlass, an optical solution for fingerprint sensing, which overcomes the limitation that capacitive solutions can not sense through the glass panel of phones. The availability of Vivo's first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone will be announced in early 2018.

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