Vivo showcases world's-first In-Display Fingerprint Scanning tech, smartphone now ready for mass production

Vivo showcases the world’s first ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone in Consumer Electronics Show 2018 in Las Vegas. This is a major milestone to the young global smartphone brand wherein it is set offer consumers an unprecedented mobile experience.


World’s First In-Display Fingerprint Smartphone now ready for mass production

Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

This technology enables users to unlock their smartphone through one-touch fingerprint scanning directly on the smartphone display. With this cutting-edge technology, Vivo aced the industry’s challenge in providing a better and more convenient fingerprint authentication experience in future smartphones. 

Canalys, a global consultancy company, reports that smartphone vendors shipped 22 million full-screen units worldwide in the second quarter in 2017; that's up from 700,000 in the first quarter of this year. UBI Research also predicted that bezel-less displays will grow in market share from 20% in 2017 to over 50% by 2020. 

Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Fingerprint recognition has long been one of the most common and well-known biometrics used to secure smartphones. As the industry moves into a new era of full-screen displays, it is natural that the fingerprint scanning technology needs to evolve to accommodate new user habits and demands for bigger screens without sacrificing user experience. 

“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 In-display fingerprint scanner User Experience

Vivo’s full-production smartphone is equipped with the industry-leading in-display fingerprint scanning technology which is supported by it's global partner, Synaptics.

This tech supports various usage scenarios beyond unlocking smartphones. There’s a graphical UI that will prompt on Vivo’s smartphone when fingerprint recognition is required e.g. unlocking, mobile payments authentication, etc. Users can press the fingerprint graphic on the screen to perform unlocking, payment and other operations. When fingerprint recognition is not required, the UI will be invisible and will not disrupt the overall visual experience.

Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology outperforms other authentication solutions available for full-screen smartphones in many aspects. Compared to fingerprint sensors on the back of smartphones, Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology offers a more convenient operation without sacrificing the sleek and unified design of the smartphone. It also enables quick and secured authentication.

Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology replaces the physical fingerprint button on the screen, laying the foundation for a truly immersive experience. Vivo’s first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone will be announced in early 2018.

Previous Post Next Post