Vivo showed the original smartphone with fingerprint scanner in the display

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This latest fingerprint scanning tech from Synaptics enables users to unlock their smartphone through one-touch fingerprint scanning directly on the smartphone's display. Vivo, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has already announced the launch of the first-ever fingerprint scanner that is built into the display of the smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is now going on in Las Vegas till 12th Jan 2018.

The company also demonstrated functioning of the scanner, and unlocking of the device. Users will then only need to place their fingerprints on top of the icon for authentication. The prompt can appear even when the screen is off, and will disappear when it is no longer needed.

The sensor itself is built by Synaptics, and it uses the light emitted by the OLED panel to read your finger and scan your print.

The fingerprint sensor has been made by the sensor company Synaptics, and it has been installed beneath the 6-inch OLED display, and that is the screen that you are actually looking at beneath the cover glass.

A fingerprint icon on the lockscreen shows you where to place your finger
A fingerprint icon on the lockscreen shows you where to place your

Synaptics is using under-display CMOS image sensor that is significantly faster than iPhone X 3D facial recognition. 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.

A Verge reviewer wrote: "The uncanny thing for me with this phone is how obvious and immediately intuitive the in-display fingerprint system is". You can find out more details about this new technology over at Vivo at the link below. Once you place it down, this icon will shine brighter to illuminate your finger bright enough for the sensor to see. Fingerprint sensor is prone to that and it is not a big secret that placing it under the display makes ideal sense. "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".

Thanks to this new sensor breakthrough, we may be some distance closer to a truly bezel-less smartphone - at least one with a fingerprint scanner on the front.