Vivo's Groundbreaking Fingerprint Sensor is Changing the Smartphone World

Vivo представила смартфон со встроенным в экран сканером отпечатков пальцев

Vivo представила смартфон со встроенным в экран сканером отпечатков пальцев

Many big-name technology companies, such as Samsung and Apple, have attempted to protect their consumers by offering various methods in order to lock your phone and ultimately keep your private information safe.

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's been one of the most hotly rumored new smartphone features of the past few months, and now we've finally got to see it in action, on a proper handset that's due to launch in the coming months. The prompt can appear even when the screen is off, and will disappear when it is no longer needed. The whole setup also uses the built-in accelerometer in the phone and other sensors to know when to activate the fingerprint reader and light up the appropriate part of the display.

As told by the manufacturer, the fingerprint scanner is located between the motherboard and OLED panel.

Vivo this week launched a new smartphone model using a newly announced Synaptics optical sensor, which has been in development for years.

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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".

This is according to market research firm TrendForce, which believes in-display fingerprint sensors will make a breakthrough this year, with vendors Samsung, LG, OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi and Huawei likely to embed this technology, bringing the global fingerprint sensor penetration rate in smartphones to 60%. So far, manufacturers have moved the fingerprint sensor to the back of their full-screen smartphones, a solution that hasn't been too popular with people.

You unlock the Vivo phone like any other phone with a front-facing sensor - just tap, and the phone unlocks.

Synaptics has said that the sensor takes just 0.7 seconds to recognize and authenticate the fingerprint.

The best thing about this implementation of a fingerprint scanner is that it looks practically invisible. 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.

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