The in-display fingerprint scanner on the Vivo X20 Plus UD won't work with certain screen protectors

The in-display fingerprint scanner on the Vivo X20 Plus UD won't work with certain screen protectors
Earlier this month at CES, Vivo showed off its new in-display fingerprint scanner. Important details were not divulged at the time, such as the name of the phone and when it would be made available. That information was released this morning by Vivo, and we can tell you that the in-screen display will be found on the new Vivo X20 Plus UD. The information disseminated today by the manufacturer includes specs, pricing, and the date when Vivo will start accepting pre-orders. 

If you plan on purchasing the Vivo X20 Plus UD when it hits the Chinese marketplace on February 1st, there is something that Vivo says you should know. Screen protectors exceeding a certain thickness will prevent the in-display fingerprint scanner from working correctly. In order to make sure that users don't have any issues with the biometric reader, the phone is going to come with a screen protector that is thin enough to protect the display, and still allow you to unlock the device by pressing the fingerprint icon on the unit's screen.

Since a scratch on the display in the wrong place could prevent the fingerprint scanner from working, you are going to want to use the screen protector that comes out of the box with the phone. And if you need to replace it, Vivo will sell you screen protectors that are compatible with the in-display fingerprint scanner. Buying any brand of screen protectors off the rack could prevent you from quickly unlocking the phone and verifying your identity with a tap on the glass..

source: Engadget



1. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

JDI solution seems better than this one.

2. afrohoxha

Posts: 258; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The technology shall be fully mature in 2 years if interest is high enough.

3. Poptart2828

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Hopefully vivo gets the tech further optimized for the release of the xplay 7. Judging by that phones cameras in low light, vivo should stay ahead of the game in photography.

4. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Under the screen FS is pretty stupid. I don't get why anyone wants it. You will always have finger prints on your screen.

5. TechANDTech

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 01, 2017

I suppose you are using your brain to control your smartphone, which has an integrated touchscreen display????

7. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Well I was talking about in the one spot. But hay I will admit it, I was typing fast then I was thinking about, lol. I get your point. I still don't get what the hell the big deal is over under the screen FPS. On the back is the best place if going bezel-less on the bottom.

8. duckofdeath unregistered

If you haven't noticed the backlash Apple experienced with their notch, you should probably look it up. The more screen you can get on a phone, the better. So, everything that can give way for display on the front equals progress.

10. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

See I disagree with that. A full screen bezel-less phone is not a have to for me. I don't mind thin bezels and a small bezels top and bottom. The thing with the notch is it's ugly, a thin top bezel would have looked better.

12. epdm2be

Posts: 824; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

It's not because a manufacturer wants to sell a gimmick and call it progress that it actually is progress!

13. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Many people prop their phones on a stand or lay them on the table while working. Or putting them on car phone holders. And hey, it's new tech... So it's cool. The problem with this Vivo is it still have a chin. lol.

6. surethom

Posts: 1714; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

That's OK I never put screen protector on just a case for back & edges.

9. mudcat626

Posts: 230; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Backlash? Apple sold 29 million iPhoneX’s in a 2 month period......LOL

11. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

No one knows a 100% what they sold because apple does not give numbers. And sold and shipped are two different things.

14. mootu

Posts: 1527; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"Backlash? Apple sold 29 million iPhoneX’s in a 2 month period......LOL" According to one set of analysts, another so called "respected" analyst says they sold 18 million. They are all guessing. Nobody but Apple knows, and they more than likely wont release those numbers. Whatever amount has been sold Apple originally expected to sell up to 50 million before christmas, so yes maybe there has been a backlash.

15. Marcwand3l

Posts: 446; Member since: May 08, 2017

It shipped 29 million according to estimations. Shipped doesn't necessary mean sold. Also recent reports stated that Apple will stop producing iphone x's after Q1 2018. In other words iphone x sold a decent amount of units mainly because there are many extremely loyal apple fans.

16. buccob

Posts: 2973; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I still prefer the side position since I can reach it with either hand and while the phone is in any position... However it seems as if Sony will not be using this anymore if the leaked renders are accurate... Under the screen fps is nice while the device is on... But you can't unlock by feeling

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