Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is all set to begin including in-screen fingerprint sensor to the smartphone displays, so there’s no need for a separate one, reports Forbes.
All thanks to Synaptics – the company that makes input interface components including laptop touchpads – for making it possible. Earlier this week, the company announced that it’s developed an optical fingerprint sensor that can scan through 1mm of glass, even if your hands are wet.
Analyst Patrick Moorhead got to try the new tech and later tweeted his experience:
Here are some pics @anshelsag and I took of the Vivo smartphone with the Synaptics in-display fingerprint reader. The CMOS image sensor is .7mm thick and reads the fingerprint right through the OLED display. The experience was faster than I expected. pic.twitter.com/u1NFpXtFQM
— Patrick Moorhead (@PatrickMoorhead) December 14, 2017
Mr. Moorhead also noted that he had to press a button to bring up the fingerprint prompt to unlock the device. According to him a ‘hold to wake’ option isn’t yet available, but will hopefully be included in future.
Vivo might not be the name that comes to mind when you think of smartphones, but it is one of the world’s biggest phone brands, as the company was ranked fifth in IDC’s Q1 2017 report.