Meet the first smartphone with on-screen fingerprint scanner... oh, it also packs 3 cameras at the back
by Plamen Dimitrov / Aug 02, 2017, 11:43 AM
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.
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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.
posted on Aug 02, 2017, 11:51 AM 0
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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
posted on Aug 02, 2017, 11:57 AM 2
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from what i remember they had the first phone with Qhd display
posted on Aug 02, 2017, 1:12 PM 7
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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.
posted on Aug 02, 2017, 1:55 PM 0
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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.
posted on Aug 02, 2017, 8:51 PM 0
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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.
posted on Aug 02, 2017, 12:30 PM 5
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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.
posted on Aug 02, 2017, 1:19 PM 9
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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.
posted on Aug 02, 2017, 3:47 PM 0
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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!
posted on Aug 02, 2017, 3:50 PM 0
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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.
posted on Aug 02, 2017, 10:01 PM 1
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