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MWC Shanghai: Vivo to Launch Smartphone With Under-the-screen Fingerprint Sensor

The company is about to introduce the technology, jointly, with Qualcomm, at the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai.

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Updated:June 28, 2017, 11:27 AM IST
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MWC Shanghai: Vivo to Launch Smartphone With Under-the-screen Fingerprint Sensor
The company is about to introduce the technology, jointly, with Qualcomm, at the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai. (Image: Vivo India)
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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo has apparently become the first company to perfect a fingerprint sensor under the display of a smartphone. The company is about to introduce the technology, jointly, with Qualcomm, at the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai.

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The smartphone market is dominated by big screen devices and now Vivo is aiming at upping the ante by launching a phone that has a fingerprint sensor embedded under the display.

According to a post last week by industry analyst Jiutang Pan on Weibo, a video showed a working prototype being unlocked through on-screen fingerprint scanner.

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A report is Mashable suggests that the Vivo Under Display technology, embeds the fingerprint scanner beneath the display of a smartphone. This technology can work through glass, OLED screen, and aluminum as well.

Samsung and Apple both have been racing to perfect a fingerprint sensor that resides beneath a smartphone's display but the upcoming iPhone 8, is widely rumored to not have that.

Two other Chinese smartphone makers including Xiaomi and Huawei are mulling to add in-display fingerprint scanners into their upcoming flagship smartphones.

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It is pertinent to note that Huawei P11, which is rumoured to be unveiled early next year, will have an in-display fingerprint scanner into the smartphone’s display.
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