Vivo Showed Its First Phone With In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology

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At the moment, this in-display fingerprint sensor is capable of unlocking in 0.7 seconds.

After testing out Synaptics' Clear ID, my money is on fingerprint readers not being ditched for facial recognition anytime soon, considering it remains ultimately more convenient than holding a phone up to your face.

"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". This technology is being considered as the future of fingerprint scanning in smartphones.

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Vivo senior vice president Alex Feng confirmed the technology be available in a smartphone which will be announced early 2018, possibly at Mobile World Congress next month.

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If you want to get Clear ID into your hands, the Vivo device will be hard to come by in the USA (unless you're into the import game), but we'll certainly be on the lookout for other Android OEMs to incorporate this exciting tech.

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"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". The handset was a bit slower in learning the contours of the user's fingerprint and unlocking the device using the fingerprint. When fingerprint recognition is not required, the UI will be invisible and will not disrupt the overall visual experience. At CES 2018, Vivo unveiled the first smartphone to implement that. With this technology, you need to set up your fingerprint on your phone so that you can use it to unlock your device. It also enables quick and secured authentication. If Vivo ships smartphones with this technology, you can expect other companies such as Xiaomi to follow the same path. It is still to be seen when the device will make a public appearance and how it performs in the real-life conditions. We now have close to two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world.

According to Counterpoint's latest research, Vivo was the fifth largest smartphone brand globally in 3Q 2017, capturing a market share of 7.1%.

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