Vivo has finally showcased the first Smartphone with an In-display Fingerprint Scanner that is probably going to be called, the Vivo V20 Plus or the XPlay 7. The device have been unveiled in the CES 2018 & as we already reported, the Sensor is made by Synaptics.
The sensor carries the name Synaptics Clear ID FS9500 & it can be used with any OLED panel. However, it is not possible to use this sensor with IPS Displays because of the Backlighting.
According to The Verge, the Sensor isn’t as fast as a normal Finger Print Scanner of any current flagship but, it’s just the starting point so, we’re not surprised.
“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. 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,” said Alex Feng, Senior Vice President of Vivo. “Today’s showcase of a ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone featuring an optical fingerprint sensor is a big leap forward in bringing consumers this long-awaited, futuristic mobile experience. We are very excited to make it available to consumers soon.”
The Smartphone that’ll have this feature embedded will be available in Early 2018 so, hopefully in late Q1 or in Q2. However, we can’t wait to get our hands on this new Technology as it’s one of the Most Awaited things in the Smartphone industry that finally came to life.
[ Update: The Smartphone might get announced on January 25, 2018 ]