Vivo announces ready to produce, first smartphone to house in-display fingerprint sensor at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. The news comes after several week of Vivo getting into partnership with Synaptics, human-computer interaction company, to bring its own Clear ID (a in-display fingerprint sensor technology). On Tuesday, Vivo showcases the World’s first in-display fingerprint scanner featuring phone. Chinese Mobile Vendor added that device is ready for go for mass production and very soon will be available to users.
Apart from the initial showcase, company went on to tease an image with tagline ‘Unlock the future’ hinting on the latest innovation. Alex Feng, Senior Vice President, Vivo said in a statement that;
“Today’s showcase of a ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone featuring an optical fingerprint sensor is a big leap forward in bringing consumers this long-awaited, futuristic mobile experience. We are very excited to make it available to consumers soon most probably in early 2018.”
The in-display fingerprint sensor will be placed between the mainboard and OLED panel, explained in a presentation. Synaptics went on to claim that this new innovative technology is as faster and secured as 3D facial recognition, as seen on iPhone X and the Clear ID FS9500 range can work with wet, dry, and cold fingers. Last month, Synaptics reported that 70-million units of inside-display fingerprint sensors will be available in 2018, most of them will be available in Bezel-less smartphones featuring taller than usual 18:9 aspect ratio displays.
This is how in-display fingerprint sensor technology works.
Synaptics Clear ID sensors is the solution for problem of ideal position for placement of fingerprint sensors, as mobile makers are constantly experimenting with position, some opted for front and some for back panel and the latest Meizu M6s houses fingerprint sensor on the sides. Clear ID sensors will be housed below the display and are able to recognise the touch up to 1.5mm thick layers.