This will be first smartphone manufacturer with inscreen fingerprint sensor


In a Forbes report, Moorhead stated the experience was "fast and simple" - the technology unlocked the screen after touching a fingerprint image illuminated at the bottom of the display. The firm said a top 5 phone manufacturer would use its technology in a "Tier 1" handset next year. In the company's press release, it specifically mentioned that the Clear ID fingerprint scanner is designed for smartphones with "infinity displays", which is also what Samsung calls the displays that are on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8.

We've been waiting a long time for a phone with a fingerprint scanner built into the screen and it looks like Vivo is going to be the first to launch one, and that it will be coming very soon.

Synaptics announced on Tuesday that it has pioneered a way to mass produce fingerprint sensors integrated in smartphone displays and Vivo will be the first smartphone manufacturer to have it. Synaptics estimates that 70 million units can be produced in 2018.

Apple recently abandoned its fingerprint scanner in favour of Face ID, partly because the new iPhone X has no space for a home button. Synaptics claims that the Clear ID is twice as fast as the 3D facial biometrics. As it had been expected, users will see a fingerprint icon at about the same place where the physical sensor was located, but it should disappear once you are done with it.

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Vivo, a company whose name might not be familiar to you, is actually a top-five smartphone maker thanks to its large presence in Chine. The technology, "excels with wet, dry and cold fingers, and since it's protected by glass, is durable, scratchproof and waterproof".

Although Vivo has not yet made anything official, a popular analyst, Patrick Moorhead got his hands on the device using the tech and confirmed its existence on Twitter. Placing the fingerprint sensor on the rear is vaguely generic. Better yet, it still functions with the same security and dependability as a conventional fingerprint sensor, meaning it can be used not just for unlocking, but payments as well.

The Vivo announcement is a surprise for another reason, too: When Qualcomm announced that it had developed pioneering in-display fingerprint sensor technology at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, it showcased the technology in a modified Vivo device.