Many big-name technology companies, such as Samsung and Apple, have attempted to protect their consumers by offering various methods in order to lock your phone and ultimately keep your private information safe. "Meanwhile, in-display fingerprint sensors are expected to make breakthrough this year, and vendors like Samsung, LG, OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi, Huawei are likely to embed this technology, bringing the global fingerprint sensor penetration rate in smartphones to 60%".
The company hasn't yet offered a name for the smartphone in question, but said in a statement that it is a "ready-to-produce" device, and that its availability will be announced "in early 2018". It is a CMOS device, created to be placed below an AMOLED screen. The display appears to have a sleep mode that highlights the correct area on the OLED panel where the sensor resides. Vivo usually pops up on our radar when it shows up at a trade show with a "first ever" feature on smartphones.
The Vivo smartphone uses an optical fingerprint sensor that's bolted to the rear of the OLED display panel of the phone. However, in the past year or so, smartphone manufacturers have adopted a new type of technology that has made it harder to deploy a fingerprint reader in the phone.
Vivo's recently revealed smartphone hides the fingerprint scanner beneath the screen, re-imagining the handy feature that's posed a challenge to competitors.
Now that CES 2018 has been under way for a few days, the device with the new type of fingerprint sensor has indeed been demoed at the show. Fingerprint sensor is prone to that and it is not a big secret that placing it under the display makes flawless sense. Even though the sensor is hidden from view, it's still able to read your fingerprint in less than a second-0.7 seconds to be exact, Synaptics said.
As the fingerprint scanner is built into the display there's no need for a physical home key on the front of the phone, which means this Vivo handset has slender bezels above and below the large screen. Device manufacturers were left with very little options, one of them being moving the fingerprint sensor towards the back of the phone - a move which received mostly negative reviews.