In-display Fingerprint Scanner In Vivo Phone Is Magical

Posted: Jan 10 2018, 12:45pm CST | by , in CES


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In-display Fingerprint Scanner in Vivo Phone is Magical
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If the iPhone 11 does not get this, it will suck.

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is first with a smartphone that has an in-display fingerprint scanner. The company shows off an OLED display phone with the Synaptics optical sensor integrated behind the screen. When the phone is locked a fingerprint scanner icon appears. Touching it unlocks the phone. The Verge reporter Vlad Savov describes the experience magical.

So far only Apple devices have been magical for the most part, at least according to Apple executives. The demonstration of the in-display fingerprint scanner in the video below does though look like how unlocking a phone should work going forward. This face-scanning stuff is just not cutting it. The placement of a fingerprint scanner on the back is even worse.

Apple needs to badly get this Synaptics optical fingerprint scanner working on the next iPhone. Samsung is already missing it with the new Galaxy S9 to be unveiled at the MWC 2018 next month. The S9 will have again a fingerprint scanner in the back and might also offer face detection.

Watch the video below to witness the future of smartphone unlocking.

The Vivo smartphone with an in-display fingerprint scanner is still a prototype but is supposed to be close to production. Vivo is huge in China, but has not captured the international markets yet.

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