For years, rumors have circulated approximately corporations like Samsung and Apple trying to combine fingerprint sensors into their smartphones’ displays — and now somebody’s actuallvy long past and done it. Vivo, a huge Chinese cellphone brand owned by way of the same corporate at the back of Oppo and OnePlus, has announced the X20 Plus UD, the primary ever phone to ship with the generation.
the phone is the result of collaboration between Vivo and Synaptics, the us-based totally sensor maker. We tried out the in-display fingerprint sensor on a pre-manufacturing telephone at CES 2018 earlier this month, and it ended up profitable our best in Display award. you’ll be able to see it in action in the video beneath.
The call for for in-show fingerprint sensors has grown as phone layout evolves within the path of slimmer bezels and screens taking over almost all of front of the tool. Some companies, like Samsung and Google, have got round this via placing the fingerprint sensor on the rear of the phone, which is able to be less handy; Apple, in the meantime, engineered its Face ID gadget at the iPhone X so that it will abandon fingerprint authentication altogether.
Vivo’s X20 Plus UD is an attractive easy instrument past its fingerprint scanner — in fact, the regular X20 Plus got here out remaining yr and had the sensor at the again. It has a 6.43-inch 2160 x 1080 18:NINE OLED display with slender bezels at the top and bottom, twin 12-megapixel cameras, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 635 processor, and a 3,905mAh battery.
The X20 Plus UD is purely being launched in China for now, with preorders set to open today. No word on pricing just yet.