In-Screen Fingerprint Phone
Vivo, a smartphone brand owned by the same company behind Oppo and OnePlus, has announced the X20 Plus UD, the first ever smartphone with in-screen fingerprint scanner at CES 2018. Vivo X20 UD came with a 6.43-inch full HD+ OLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It was using an OLED panel because the Synaptics tech relies on that type of display for the fingerprint scanner to work. The scanner underneath actually peeks between the pixels to identify the fingerprint.
In MWC 2018, Vivo showed its second in-screen fingerprint concept phone, Apex, has a ‘half-screen’ fingerprint scanner and a retracting selfie camera. The lack of bezels also means there’s no space for a conventional earpiece speaker. Therefore, Vivo’s approach here is to vibrate the entire screen itself like a speaker — you can still hear phone calls without holding the device to your head.
On March 19, 2018, Vivo announced the lunch of its third in fingerprint scanner smartphone, X21 Plus UD.
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