Meet the first smartphone with on-screen fingerprint scanner... oh, it also packs 3 cameras at the back


At this year's MWC Shanghai, Chinese manufacturer Vivo displayed smartphone prototypes that employ Qualcomm's next-gen ultrasonic fingerprint scanners. While Qualcomm clearly stated that it will start sending the tech to phone makers for commercial sampling in Q4 2017, it appears that Vivo might have gotten a bit of a head start. 

A bunch of images showing the upcoming Vivo Xplay 7 (also known as X20) emerged today. They pretty much confirm that the handset will be the first to have an on-screen fingerprint reader. This makes perfect sense, as one of the prototypes at MWC Shanghai was based on the current Xplay 6 model. 

Slides from a presentation about the phone leaked out initially. Although the quality isn't all that good, we can clearly see that the "all-screen" front of the handset is quite similar to the Galaxy Note 8 renders released so far. 


The back of the Xplay 7 reveals an interesting camera composition at and the source that uploaded these images on Weibo claims that this is a triple-camera setup. A trio of HD renders that broke cover a few hours later seems to confirm this, but we're a bit baffled by the lack of a LED flash here. The three sensors at the back will probably bring some fancy AR features, a la Lenovo Phab 2 Pro.

At the moment, there's no information regarding the exact hardware specifications of this device, but it will most likely be in the high-end spectrum. Launch and release dates are also uncertain at this point, but we'll probably find out more soon.


source: Weibo via GSMArena

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34 Comments

1. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

She's gorgeous.

31. Avieshek unregistered

'm yet to find her tits to determine the She.

2. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Well they get to claim "First" I wonder is that an oled screen they are using or LCD? Because if its oled then Maybe Samsung or LG have figured out how to employ it.

5. datagrab

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Don't be a fanboy. They're the first. Where's Samsung's or Lg's then?

23. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

If they are using Qualcomm's tech, it needs OLED The technology requires special adjustments to work. It needs both a thinner cover glass and a flexible OLED panel to work

3. bucknassty

Posts: 1328; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

I feel like Vivo has come to the table with the "first" of a lot these last few years.... who had pressure touch? and no head phone first? i'm too lazy to look

8. laurentiualex96

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 02, 2017

from what i remember they had the first phone with Qhd display

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No they did not. The first phone with QHD was the LG G3.

16. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

I believe the xplay 3s was released in February of 2014. The LG g3 was released in May of 2014

14. NoAllegiance unregistered

Correct, in 2013 everyone was calling gimmick and that they are going overboard.

13. Reus280

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

They're first because they don't necessarily need to perfect the technology whereas Samsung and Apple do. Samsung and Apple don't need bragging rights; they need a phone with features that work and work well. On another note, does this company have anything to do with Vaio? Logo looks/sounds familiar.

26. NDKsis

Posts: 14; Member since: May 31, 2017

Nothing with Vaio. Vivo and Oppo are sister companies that focus on offline promotion in China so they are less known to Xiaomi or Huawei on the internet. BTW the two share the same parent company with OnePlus.

4. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Good looking phone.

6. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

They have been first in many instances. All implemented with great results. First phone with oís and 1.7 aperture was the xshot. They made the thinnest smartphone in the world at 4.75 mm thick being the x5 max. First phone to have 3gb ram, 2k screen was the xplay 3s. First phone to use 6gb ram was the xplay 5 elite. First phone to have dual camera set up in front of phone was x9. More I can't think of.

7. Lanx1998

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 06, 2017

Flashlight missing?

21. sissy246

Posts: 7088; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yeah, I don't think it is a 3 lens camera. One would need to be a flash.

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I'm actually glad someone is gonna beat both Apple and Samsung with this. Yet, watch the Apple fans claim otherwise when and if they ever get it.

19. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

To be fair, Samsung and Apple have to deal with manufacturing a heck of a lot more phones than this small company. Also, you have to factor in release dates. Apple phones don't release typically til September. The tech has been out there. It's the mass production and yields that are the problem.

20. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Also, we don't even have a release date for this thing. It won't be first until its released prior to Apple or Samsung. For all we know, the iPhone 8 is in Tim Cooks hands right now and he is using the in screen Touch ID. If that's the case, Apple is not first until it's released!

24. therealestboy

Posts: 82; Member since: May 03, 2013

I doubt the iPhone will have touch id embedded in the screen in the upcoming iPhone. I don't think Apple will take the change with their flagship phone like that.

28. tedkord

Posts: 17320; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

We're pretty sure the new iPhone doesn't have an FPS embedded in the screen, which is actually really funny when you consider all the Apple militia crowing when it was revealed that the Note 8 wouldn't have it. I can still hear them talking about how Apple was going to school them on how to do it with the iPhone 8.

30. hamaidx

Posts: 85; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Rotten Apple i8 would NOT be having a FPS !!

25. mikehunta727 unregistered

You do realize that the same thing can be said for clueless Samsung fans who have never heard of this phone before, TF is your point lol

29. hamaidx

Posts: 85; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Agreed Brother... The iDiots would be all over talking abt s**t that criApple didn't do !!

11. Sparkxster

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

The xplay 7 would be a great way to introduce your brand to the US.

12. shield

Posts: 834; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Hmm no Flash light.?

15. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

ifans will never believe this Whahahaha

17. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 566; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

People calling this phone beautiful and nice even tho they call the Note 8 ugly yet even Phone Arena admits it looks like a Note 8 :D The hypocrisy on this site.

18. monoke

Posts: 1157; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Had a feeling a smaller Chinese oem would be the first to breakthrough with the on screen scanner. Hopefully it works flawless so other oems can follow. Nice looking phone and great job by Vivo!

22. ramdroid

Posts: 130; Member since: May 21, 2016

Hifi dack,Qhd display and first 6gb ram This are the most important ones

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