Vivo makes the first phone with in-display fingerprint reader official (front scanner, no bezel)

Vivo makes the first phone with in-display fingerprint reader official (front scanner, no bezel)
Just as promised, Vivo finally pulled the wraps off the first phone with fingerprint scanner embedded in the display itself today. About a month ago, Synaptics unveiled its Clear ID FS9500 sensor, and said that it will be featured in a "Top 5" manufacturer's phone before long. Since Vivo's parent company BBK is also associated with the Oppo and OnePlus brands, together these have wiggled into Tier 1 by selling boatloads of phones in China.

Long story short, Vivo issued a press release today, basically announcing the phone, and confirming the existence of the in-display fingerprint scanner on it. Vivo stayed mum on other specification details, choosing instead to wax poetic about the advantages such a fingerprint reader brings. First off, it is front-facing, for all the fans of this placement, and, second, it still allows for a "bezel-less" phone footprint, the best of both worlds.

As for the technology behind it, Vivo provided the scheme above, which coincides with Synaptics Clear ID FS9500 sensor workings, aided by a dedicated interface that lights up when finger scanning is needed, but stays put when you are using the phone in a regular manner. The indicator that asks you to place a finger on it will be present for unlocking your phone, accessing protected content, or doing mobile payments that require biometric authentication, but other than that you can't really tell there's anything else but an OLED display there. 

Neat, now the only thing left is for Vivo to actually name the device, and provide more details on specs and pricing, prior to the phone's availability announcement, slated for "early 2018." Will this thing work through a screen protector? We'll know more soon.


source: Vivo

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37 Comments

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

Looks like the Chinese OEM’s like Huawei and Vivo are bringing the innovation! Looking forward to innovative year in mobile tech, and the year has just started.

4. Sora77

Posts: 70; Member since: Mar 31, 2014

Do you even read the above article?

5. AmashAziz

Posts: 2932; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yes, he knows Synaptics created the tech. But it was on Vivo’s part to implement it. That’s what he was implying.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thank you. I thought that was obvious, but I guess I have to spell it out for people him.

28. Sora77

Posts: 70; Member since: Mar 31, 2014

So you are him? So can you call this innovation as every manufacturer can implement it.

31. AmashAziz

Posts: 2932; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

No, I am not him. Don’t believe me? That’s fine too.

30. Sora77

Posts: 70; Member since: Mar 31, 2014

How about huawei? Jump into his mind again and tell me pls.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yep. Did you? Or are you hurting because I gave credit to a Chinese OEM for implementing something that “The big two” failed to do?

29. Sora77

Posts: 70; Member since: Mar 31, 2014

So you need to praise every OEM now that they are starting to implement it. idiot. So implementing an existing tech is now innovation? idiot. The big 2 are trying to develop their own, they are not implementing existing tech. You see the difference if you have half a brain. This is also a prototype. And how about huawei? They haven't even implemented yet.

32. AmashAziz

Posts: 2932; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You seem like the idiot to me just by reading the first few lines of your post. He isn’t calling the implementation of the tech an innovation. But that it’s awesome that these Chinese manufacturers are providing such an innovation in their own devices. Of course.......you need half a brain to understand this.

33. Sora77

Posts: 70; Member since: Mar 31, 2014

So give me examples of their innovation if he doesn't mean that. Jump into his mind again quick. Mr idiot. You said it yourself in yoour 1st comment 'Yes, he knows Synaptics created the tech. But it was on Vivo’s part to implement it. That’s what he was implying.@ Short memory? Read his another comment too. He himself admits what he means. So your explanation comes from looking into his subconscious mind? He himself doesn't know that. lol

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're the idiot that seems to have a hard time understanding what I meant. It really pains you to see me giving props to a Chinese company. Lol, you're hopeless.

34. Sora77

Posts: 70; Member since: Mar 31, 2014

So the first company which uses snapdragon 845, new Sony sensor or the latest android is innovative, right?

37. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

You really don't understand what I meant, or you really are wounded because I gave props to a Chinese company. I think it's both.

6. gamehead unregistered

Meanwhile Apple removed it from their $1000 "flagship"

13. cmdacos

Posts: 4260; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

And they never wanted to/s

19. midan

Posts: 2984; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Yeah why want something worse than current one. After using face ID i know why Apple ditched the whole idea long time ago. User wise underscreen fps wouldn't have changed anything face ID did.

24. cmdacos

Posts: 4260; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Except they did go a worse route. At least less secure. Oh well. Maybe next time they will get it right.

14. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

So from the video above, I don't see any front camera or sensors.

15. AronWunarso

Posts: 244; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

The video above only the prototype for the new in-screen FPS. That video is published about a year ago if I remember.

18. midan

Posts: 2984; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Last summer, for a moment i thought it was real deal and it would have been very impressive, now when i saw the real deal have to say it's quite boring.

21. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Thanks

16. iczer

Posts: 160; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

This is big!! Bigger than Face ID!!

17. midan

Posts: 2984; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

And this is the real devicehttps://youtu.be/2Jhto1-gfMM It looks like they had too ambious plans which they couldn't turn reality. Feels quite dated now with the real device, but ten points for cool imaginary phone

22. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Thanks for sharing the video, I think the device isn't bad It has small bezels and it has a 3.5mm headphone jack, but it has micro USB instead of USB C, anyway no mention of other specs so I think there is a market for this phone

26. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 300; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

hmm I guess it's still not the final product though. But if it's from Vivo then just wait a little and Oneplus will surely pick the tech up really soon

23. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That work much better than the one they show at IFA 2017

25. cmdacos

Posts: 4260; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Looks pretty good for a first implementation and seems to be rather quick. Will be watching the security of it to see how that pans out.

27. Tony_5600

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 09, 2017

Waiting for Note 9 to the the first all screen display FPS which could scan from any portion of the display with more accuracy and speed. It will also have software features to increase security. Actually Samsung has filed a patent for this.

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