Sometime last year, Vivo announced that they were successful at developing the world’s first under-the-display fingerprint scanner supporting smartphone. While only a prototype was shown off last year, with no details regarding when the final version would be revealed. The company during the CES, 2018 event finally showcased the first ever smartphone to feature this highly-anticipated feature.
According to a report published by CNET, the smartphone does not seem to consist of a physical home button. There is no “fumbling for a reader on the smartphone’s rear panel,” either. Individuals are simply required to press their index finger on the phone’s screen and that is where the home button would be.
The report by CNET describes the experience as being, “simple and elegant.” The Vivo smartphone consists of a home button that only appears when individuals need it. The smartphone is expected to become one of the best-selling trends this year. Vivo still hasn’t made any mention of the name, price or sale date of the unidentified device.
How does the feature work?
The fingerprint scanning feature that appears in Vivo’s smartphone is created by a sensor company called Synaptics. The feature exists directly below the AMOLED display panel. The screen that is actually on top of the smartphone is the fingerprint scanner. Individuals are required to make use of their fingertip to hit the target.
The sensor then turns on the display and captures the image and print of your finger. Following which, it runs the print with the AI processor that is designed to identify over 300 different characteristics of an individual’s print. “Synaptics, which demoed the Vivo phone in a crowded booth at the back of an interminable hallway, says that the fingerprint reader won’t suck up much more battery by illuminating your finger, promising that its power management is equal to industry standards,” reports CNET.