After showing it off at CES 2018, Vivo has now formally released the first smartphone with an in-display finger print scanner.

Called the Vivo X20 Plus UD, the phone has actually a sensing unit built into its 6.43-inch Super AMOLED screen, which brighten with a finger print image whenever you could should use it – such as when authorizing a settlement or logging into an application, while the remainder of the time it just acts as an additional component of the screen.

That then can suggest entirely removing bezels on the front of the phone – though in reality the Vivo X20 And also UD still has slim bezels above and also listed below the screen.

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Ordinary in other ways

Other functions of the phone include a mid-range Snapdragon 660 chipset, a dual-lens rear video camera with 12MP and also 5MP lenses, and also a big 3,905 mAh battery, so besides its fingerprint technology it doesn’t audio like a suit for the newest flagships.

If you such as the sound of the X20 And also UD you could be unfortunate, as thus far it’s just been revealed for China, and also as Vivo has no visibility in the US, the UK, or Australia, we wouldn’t count on seeing it in either of those locations. This is a minor embarassment, since in our examinations of the phone we were sensibly satisfied with the scanner – it was a bit slower than a typical fingerprint scanner, however otherwise worked well.

Vivo may have been the first to embrace the new attribute,  but we imagine it won’t be also long prior to some larger name phones begin carrying out the tech.

  • There’s a possibility the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will have an in-display scanner