Conversations about the under-glass fingerprint recognition have been buzzing in the net for a while. But it was really expected to appear on the Xiaomi Mi 5S. It didn’t happen, and smartphone users began thinking if the world’s most innovative smartphone maker couldn’t figure it out, no one will. However, seems another Chinese leading manufacturer will remove all the issues concerning this technology in a couple of days. Last year, Synaptics, the world’s leading provider of interactive solutions, announced VIVO will come in with its newly-developed on-screen fingerprint recognition technology at the beginning of 2018 at CES. This morning the Chinese tech giant published a poster in its social media accounts hinting the first phone with such a technology will be unveiled on January 10.
When Synaptics made a statement and clarified how the under-glass fingerprint identification technology works, many were thinking the first phone to come with this black technology will be the VIVO Xplay 7. Later a mysterious phone leaked on TENAA with a name of VIVO X20 Plus UD. This made many users think the abbreviation stands for ‘Under-Display’. So if these assumptions are right, the first phone using this technology will be VIVO’s current flagship.
As for the under-display fingerprint reader technology, it should use the OLED screens. There is a specific principle to work, which can be provided by these displays only. As the technologists explain, a user’s finger touches the screen, the latter lights up and detects the user’s fingerprint area. Then the fingerprint sensor identifies the fingerprint through the OLED screen and unlocks the phone if it matches the data stored on the phone.
If everything goes as scheduled, and VIVO announces the first phone with such a technology, the smartphone market will see a new mainstream. And maybe the under-glass fingerprint identification will outrun the facial recognition.