Vivo to launch smartphone with in-display fingerprint sensor

Vivo to launch smartphone with in-display fingerprint sensor

Vivo to launch smartphone with in-display fingerprint sensor

Beijing: Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is set to launch a smartphone with in-display fingerprint sensor on May 29.

The device will be priced under Rs 40,000 and could be called ‘X21’, industry sources on Friday.

The device with the industry’s first in-display fingerprint scanning technology was ‘X20 Plus UD’ and was unveiled at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2018 (CES) in January.

“The first smartphone to feature the in-display fingerprint technology will be announced in the first half of 2018,” the company had said in a statement.

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“With our efforts in extensive consumer research and long-term R&D investment, Vivo is well positioned to pioneer the development of fingerprint scanning technology,” Alex Feng, Senior Vice President, Vivo, had said earlier.

“Today’s showcase of a ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone with an optical fingerprint sensor is a step forward in bringing consumers this futuristic mobile experience. We are very excited to make it available to consumers soon,” Feng added.

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Synaptics — the company responsible for handling the touch input on millions of laptop trackpads and smartphone screens — announced in December 2017 that it has started mass production with its first optical in-display fingerprint sensors.

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