With the latest technology, the in-display scanner will be a part of the screen of the phone.
As anticipated, Vivo has taken the opportunity of this week's Consumer Electronics Show to demo the world's first commercial smartphone to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Back in December Synaptics announced a fingerprint scanner for smartphones that can be placed under the display. This smartphone is ready for production, and it should be announced in early 2018.
Vivo is one of the top five smartphone vendors globally, according to the IDC Q1 2017 Tracker.
"The Clear ID experience was fast and simple", McDonald said in an opinion piece. The users just have to press the "fingerprint graphic" on the screen with their finger to perform the unlocking. You just need to tap on the display instead of using exclusive fingerprint sensor located on the physical home button and the rear. These fingerprint sensors can be embedded inside the display and will be scratch-proof as well waterproof.
We are pretty excited about this new tech and would certainly love to see more and more smartphones with in-display fingerprint scanning technology making it to the market this year.
This game-changing feature is not only fool-proof but also offers an opportunity for OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to come up with creative designs for the phones. "If the in-display fingerprint sensor can prove accurate and efficient, most Android phone makers are expected to follow suit", said Zhao Ziming, a senior analyst at Beijing-based consultancy Cyzone.
This 2018, however, Synaptics, who had long promised this technology, is ready to make up for lost time and money. This allows it to capture an image of the user's fingerprint.
The Verge, which was able to go hands-on with the Vivo's in-display fingerprint sensor, reported that the process of setting up a fingerprint and using it unlock the device is the same as with conventional sensors.