Vivo Introduces World’s First In-Display Optical Fingerprint Scanning Smartphone At CES 2018

Just when you are expecting this feature to by introduced by the big players in the smartphone industry, Chinese smartphone manufacturer beat them to it. The company made headline at the International Consumer Electronics Show holding in Las Vegas when its introduced the world first In-Display optical fingerprint scanning smartphone. For those who do not understand what it means, I will explain. The smartphone showcased by Vivo is the world's first phone with a fingerprint scanner built into the display.

Before now, the common fingerprint sensor on smartphone has always being at the back of the device. The feature allows users to unlock their smartphone by simply pressing a button at the back of their device but with the new feature introduced by Vivo, users can do this through one-touch fingerprint scanning directly on the smartphone display without the use of a physical button.

Speaking at the event, Senior Vice President of Vivo, Alex Feng said:
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.
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.
How It Works 

The process works the same way as the regular fingerprint scanning feature at the back of your device. The only difference is that the new is located at the front, (on the display) of the device. To use, you simply pressed your index finger on the phone screen in the place where the home button would be, Then the screen registered my digit and your smartphone is unlocked.

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics, which is held annually in Las Vegas. The show is a 4 day event and this year's edition is taking place from Tuesday, 09. January to Friday, 12. January 2018.

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