Vivo showcases prototype of world’s first smartphone with under-display fingerprint sensor

“Vivo showcased the new fingerprint sensor tech on a modified version of the XPlay6”

Earlier today, Qualcomm introduced its new fingerprint scanning technology for smartphones. The brand’s new fingerprint sensors can work under glass, OLED displays, metal and even underwater. The chipset maker partnered with Vivo to showcase the new fingerprint tech on a modified version of the Xplay6 smartphone.

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The technology showcased by Vivo is called ‘Vivo Under Display Fingerprint Scanning Solution’, and is powered by Qualcomm’s Fingerprint Sensors. We got a chance to play with the Xplay6 prototype on the floor at MWC Shanghai, and we found it to be quite fast, as you can see in the video above. The sensor on the prototype is placed under the display. To unlock the phone, you just have to tap on the fingerprint icon on top of the display. Vivo has also stated that its R&D includes provisions for the fingerprint sensor to be placed in a smartphone’s metal rear panel or even in the frame. 

With the Xplay6 prototype, Vivo has become the world’s first smartphone maker to demonstrate Qualcomm’s under-display fingerprint scanning technology. However, the company hasn’t yet revealed when it plans to commercially launch devices equipped with this tech.