Leaked Vivo Xplay 7 slides tout true 'all-screen' phone with hidden finger scanner


Make of it what you will, but it was not Samsung or Apple, and rather the Chinese phone maker Vivo (which shares a parent company with OnePlus) that showcased a working prototype of a phone with under-display finger scanner, based on its Xplay 6 model. Now, for the Xplay 7 next year, Vivo might have polished the technology enough to place it in a retail device, leaked intracompany presentation slides suggest.

Vivo uses Qualcomm's ultrasonic tech that is not as elaborate as the one from Synaptic, but given that both Apple and Samsung reportedly struggled to implement Synaptic's solution for the iPhone X and Note 8, Vivo might have made the wiser choice here. In any case, the Xplay 7 won't hit before next year, so there's plenty of time to iron out the kinks, as those who previewed the Vivo prototype at the MWC expo said it was quite slow compared to standard finger scanners we are used to.

What this under-display reader can usher in, though, is a record high screen-to-body ratio era, as you can see in the slides. Vivo touts it as 100% in the slides, but there are some apparent cutouts for the front camera and sensors, so we wouldn't go that far. Still, if this model turns out to be credible in the end, it should be a sight to behold, with the truly "all-screen" front, dual rear camera with Sony sensors and "4x zoom," as well as the Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with 8 GB RAM that are said to be on board for the Xplay7. 

We wouldn't wait with bated breath until we have something more tangible to lean on than the supposed leaked slides here, but still the trend for minimum bezels is clear, and is only going to become more pronounced next year.

source: Weibo

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8 Comments

1. torr310

Posts: 1618; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

nice! But it's so thin and I wouldn't be optimistic on battery life.

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Vivo and Oppo like to use smaller battery. So they can brag something like "charge from 0% to 70% in 10 minutes" or something similar

5. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

I don't know about that. Been using those phones since the oppo find 5 and if the spec says 4080mah then that's what it is as I also repair these phones.

6. Papa_Ji

Posts: 776; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Vivo xPlay 6 has 4080 mah battery. How it's smaller battery for such thin phone. I am expecting almost same with xplay 7

2. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

I would be optimistic on battery life. My vivo xplay 6 has an extremely proficient battery life in a phone that is only 7mm thick. I think the rating is 4080mah and it really lasts that long. Kudos to Vivo. I'd like them to change up the back cause it looks exactly like my xplay 6. Maybe even take some of the looks from the x20. As far as this design, I'm not surprised to see 100% screen. Vivo is much like Huawei in pushing new tech when others drag their feet. Vivo likes to be first in many things and this is another statement by them.

3. aegislash

Posts: 1434; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Wow...now that's what I call near bezel-free. I wouldn't mind this style of bezel-free device, with the camera/sensors just inside the display at the top. Looks much better than Essential's and Apple's solutions.

7. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 341; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Looks Good but how practical is it. The palm rejection has to be on point.

8. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

My xplay 6 does an amazing job with that since it has a curved screen like the S8.

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