Our two-year-old son would borrow my phone to take selfies. Sometimes, he would watch on YouTube. Incidents like dropping my phone are common. And just one day, I saw the screen. It had cracks.
My nearly one-year-old phone is still functioning well. It’s just that it isn’t pretty anymore like it used to be. Husband promised he will give me a new phone by February. And it’s just a few weeks from now.
And I know exactly what I would want to ask for.
Vivo showcases futuristic smartphone at CES 2018
Today at CES 2018, young global smartphone brand Vivo showcases the world’s first ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone. This futuristic Vivo smartphone offers an unprecedented mobile experience, something not new in Vivo. This new player in the technology world has earned a good reputation as one of the leaders in introducing distinct innovative breakthroughs.
CES, by the way, is the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years already.
Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology in Detail
The Vivo in-display fingerprint scanning technology only demonstrates the brand’s commitment to bring an extraordinary user experience to consumers. This latest fingerprint scanning technology delivers a whole new mobile experience. It enables users to unlock their smartphone through one-touch fingerprint scanning directly on the smartphone display. It likewise solves the industry’s challenge of providing a better and more convenient fingerprint authentication experience in future smartphones.
According to global consultancy Canalys, smartphone vendors shipped 22 million full-screen smartphones worldwide in the second quarter of 2017. There was a significant increase from its 700,000 only during the first quarter of this year. UBI Research predicted that bezel-less displays will grow in market share from 20% in 2017 to over 50% by 2020. Fingerprint recognition has long been one of the most common and well-known biometrics used to secure smartphones. As the industry moves into a new era of full-screen displays, it is natural that the fingerprint scanning technology needs to evolve. This is to accommodate new user habits and demands for bigger screens without sacrificing user experience.
“With our efforts in extensive consumer research and long-term R&D investment, Vivo is well positioned to pioneer the development of fingerprint scanning technology. We first presented a prototype of our fingerprint scanning solution at MWC Shanghai 2017 based on an ultrasonic sensor, and have remained committed to realizing our vision for future smartphones,” said Alex Feng, Senior Vice President of Vivo.
“Today’s showcase of a ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone featuring an optical fingerprint sensor is a big leap forward in bringing consumers this long-awaited, futuristic mobile experience. We are very excited to make it available to consumers soon,” Feng added.
Innovation that Delivers a New Level of User Experience
Vivo’s full-production smartphone is equipped with the industry-leading, world’s first in-display fingerprint scanning technology supported by global partner Synaptics.
Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology supports various usage scenarios beyond unlocking the smartphone. It is also only activated when needed. A graphical UI will show up on Vivo’s smartphone screen in any scenario that fingerprint recognition is required, such as when the screen is off, during software unlocking, or even mobile payment authentication. Users can press the fingerprint graphic on the screen to perform unlocking, payment, and other operations. When fingerprint recognition is not required, the UI will be invisible and will not disrupt the overall visual experience.
Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology outperforms other authentication solutions available for full-screen smartphones in many aspects. Compared to fingerprint sensors on the back of smartphones, Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology offers a more convenient operation without sacrificing the sleek and unified design of the smartphone. It also enables quick and secure authentication. And I look forward to this. My current phone has the fingerprint sensors on the back.
Full-screen displays are set to deliver a more immersive user experience for consumers as various interactions will be integrated and consolidated on the display. Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology replaces the physical fingerprint button on the screen, laying the foundation for a truly immersive experience.
Delivering a Next-Generation Mobile Experience
This great news marks a significant leap forward in the industry’s development, taking users’ smartphone experience to a new level. The availability of Vivo’s first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone will be announced in early 2018. And I just can’t wait to see the new units.
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