Vivo's on-display fingerprint scanner works great

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The display appears to have a sleep mode that highlights the correct area on the OLED panel where the sensor resides.

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

BGR quotes a release from TrendForce saying that "Fingerprint sensors will still be the first choice for most Android phones in 2018, since other biometric authentication methods available for Android phone makers can not completely replace fingerprint identification yet".

We're talking less than a second, so you're not left waiting around, but for those used to rapid fingerprint unlocks you're likely to notice the slight delay here.

You can register your fingerprint the same way you do on a normal smartphone with a regular fingerprint sensor.

We were able to register our fingerprint in around 30 seconds, and you can register multiple fingers.

This latest fingerprint scanning technology delivers a whole new mobile experience by enabling users to unlock their smartphone through one-touch fingerprint scanning directly on the smartphone display, while solving the industry's challenge of providing a better and more convenient fingerprint authentication experience in future smartphones.

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The actual phone that we demoed with vivo is still not finalized.

When does the phone launch, and can I get it?

Chinese tech company Vivo made waves at CES earlier this month, when it debuted the world's first smartphone with an in-screen fingerprint scanner.

It's worth noting, though, that Vivo doesn't have a presence in some key global markets such as the U.S. and United Kingdom, so if you live in either of these places it's highly unlikely you'll be able to get your hands on the phone. Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology replaces the physical fingerprint button on the screen, laying the foundation for a truly immersive experience. As with any new technology, it will take a few iterations to refine. When we touch/apply stress on the surface, the ultrasonic signals are exchanged which travel through the OLED screen.

With Vivo's official announcement other companies are also soon expected to join the bandwagon and bring out their own models with this technology.

Until then, what do you think of the under-screen fingerprint scanner?

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