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Vivo unveils world's first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone at CES 2018

By Nestor Domingo Jr - on 10 Jan 2018, 1:49pm

Vivo unveils world's first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone at CES 2018

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Vivo is set to make a mark at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas, USA wherein the young international smartphone brand showcases the world’s first ready-to-produce fingerprint scanning smartphone that draws attention from a global audience.

Leading with distinct innovative breakthroughs, this futuristic product offers consumers an unprecedented mobile experience and defines a new era of interaction as Vivo demonstrates the technology by enabling users to unlock their smartphones through one-touch fingerprint scanning directly on the smartphone display.

The move is also the first in Vivo’s attempt to solving the industry’s challenge of providing a better and more convenient fingerprint authentication in future smartphones, especially with fingerprint recognition becoming one of the most common and well-known methods of biometrics used to secure smartphones.

“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.”

Vivo’s full-production smartphone is supported by global partner Synaptics which supports various usage scenarios beyond unlocking the smartphone and is only activated when needed.

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In this process, a graphical UI will show up on the Vivo smartphone screen in any scenario such as when the screen is off, software unlocking, and even mobile payment authentication, wherein fingerprint recognition is strictly required. And when fingerprint recognition is not required, the UI will be invisible and will not disrupt the overall visual experience.

That makes Vivo’s upcoming smartphones equipped with the industry-leading, world’s first in-display fingerprint scanning technology gain the advantage over other authentication solutions available in terms of performance in many aspects. This technology also offers a more convenient operation without sacrificing the sleek and unified design, and immersive user experience as it replaces the physical fingerprint button on the screen.

Vivo’s latest innovation is set for mass production soon and its availability will be announced in early 2018.