Hands-on with vivo's in-display fingerprint scanner


The tool will allow its users to protect their phones by an in-display fingerprint sensor resulting in detecting its rightful owner.

Now we just have to see how numerous major players in the smartphone space are willing to give a few tenths to get perhaps a more aesthetically pleasing device.

The technology is production-ready, according to Synaptics, which said it's been talking to vendors across the smartphone industry. That's because it essentially is an optical sensor which lights up the specific spot on the display when a finger is pressed against it.

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Well, Chinese manufacturers showed a prototype of an in-screen fingerprint sensor even before the iPhone was out, but it was slow and not really where it needed to be to hit the markets.

"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". That if true will no doubt make for an exciting proposition. 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.

Using it was as natural as you't want it to be: I just held my finger over a lit-up area on the Vivo phone's screen, and it unlocked quickly and consistently.

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"Synaptics' Clear ID fingerprint sensors are faster, more convenient, and more secure than alternative biometrics, and this optical technology represents a major innovation shift and opportunity for the smartphone market", Barber added. 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.

Full-screen displays are set to deliver a more immersive user experience for consumers as various interactions will be integrated and consolidated on the display.

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

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In-display fingerprint scanner was long awaited by smartphone fraternities since the advent of bezel-less displays. The availability of Vivo's first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone will be announced in early 2018.