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Vivo's Groundbreaking Fingerprint Sensor is Changing the Smartphone World

Vivo's Groundbreaking Fingerprint Sensor is Changing the Smartphone World

Mainstream fingerprint recognition solutions are based on capacitive sensing technology. You can find out more details about this new technology over at Vivo at the link below. After all, that's where most phone makers introduce their latest and greatest smartphones yet - the flawless event for vivo to introduce the new technology on its new smartphone.

The firm says Apple has embedded fingerprint scanning in iPhones and iPads since it acquired Authentic in 2013.

Nearly immediately following Vivo's announcement, Qualcomm followed up by issuing its own press release announcing that its under-the-glass fingerprint scanning technology is now in development.

"Synaptics' Clear ID fingerprint sensors are faster, more convenient, and more secure than alternative biometrics, and this optical technology represents a major innovation shift and opportunity for the smartphone market", Barber added.

In-display fingerprint scanner was long awaited by smartphone fraternities since the advent of bezel-less displays.

The work towards bezel-less display is growing at the fast pace as all the necessary steps are being taken. In-display, also called under-the-display or under-display fingerprint scanner, is a system where the sensor is placed right under the display screen which silently "retracts" once the phone has been unlocked.




"In Vivo's R&D plan, fingerprint scanning will not be carried out by an independent button or region".

The Chinese firm had announced previous year that they had developed the "in-display fingerprint scanning" technology for a prototype phone in China.

Vivo has emerged the first company in the world to come up with a production ready smartphone that features an under-screen fingerprint reader.

However, it notes, Samsung still dominates global production capacity of AMOLED panels, which will limit the scale of the Android camp's adoption of in-display fingerprint sensing in flagship models.

Now we just have to see how numerous major players in the smartphone space are willing to give a few tenths to get perhaps a more aesthetically pleasing device.

TrendForce estimates global smartphone shipments for this year will total around 1.53 billion units, in which the penetration rate of fingerprint recognition technologies will reach 60%, an increase from 55% in 2017.


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