Looks like Vivo have confirmed Retina Scanner on the Vivo X5Pro


vivo x5pro retina scanner

There have been rumours that the Vivo X5Pro will come with a fingerprint scanner under a glowing logo, and rumours of retina recognition. Vivo’s latest teaser seems to confirm the latter.

Vivo are synonymous with bring the latest tech advances to the Android smartphone market. They were one of the first manufacturers of super slim phones and currently hold the title for the worlds thinnest smartphone. They were also one of the first companies to use a fingerprint scanner, and they were ahead of the pack with the 2K display on the Xplay 3S back in 2013 (yet it was that long ago).

Their next trick is to bring the latest security technology to the upcoming Vivo X5Pro. It had been rumoured that Vivo might use a retina scanner for locking the X5Pro and certain applications, and now it looks as though they have confirmed that rumour with the above image.

In the post on their Facebook, Vivo tell us to “forget fingerprints” and that the X5Pro will let us “Enjoy the safest access to your app anytime with a glance!”.

It hasn’t been confirmed with technology Vivo will be using as there are currently a couple of options to choose from. ZTE have a scanner that works with the front facing of some of their devices. Vivo could certainly make this work and might partially explain the reason for a 32 mega-pixel front camera. The other method of retina unlock would be the Fujitsu model with IR scanner shown at MWC this year.

Vivo will announce the Vivo X5Pro later this month in China. Keep posted for more news.

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10 Comments

  1. May 2, 2015

    Just unleash the beast, VIVO.

    • Rob
      May 2, 2015

      If this is what they have lined up for this phone, then what have they got planned for their flagship xplay 5s??! Exciting times…

  2. Xalis
    May 2, 2015

    Blood test to unlock fucking when?

    • Yeti hand
      May 2, 2015

      so true!!

    • Muhammad Yasir
      May 2, 2015

      oh lawd.. imagine the employment opportunities you’d be giving to vampires 😀

      • Yeti hand
        May 2, 2015

        LMAO you’re so funny Muhammad

  3. Yeti hand
    May 2, 2015

    another gimmick to raise the price

  4. Faux-News
    May 2, 2015

    waiting for Andi’s review. 🙂

  5. njren
    May 2, 2015

    Because I wholeheartedly trust Vivo with my eyesight.

  6. Chico Migraña
    May 3, 2015

    which ZTE phone has a scanner like this?