Just after Synaptics declared the mass production of it’s in display fingerprint sensor with one of the “top five” smartphone vendors. At present disclosed that Vivo is working with the company to build the advanced experience on a mass level. Vivo had previously tied-up with Qualcomm to display an under-display fingerprint sensor meant for its future smartphones.
According to an information analyst, Patrick Moorhead intricated his experience with a pre-production Vivo smartphone provided with the technology. He also explained the sensor as “fast and simple” while Synaptics claims it’s twice as fast as 3D facial recognition like Apple’s Face ID. Although that would be a hard thing realistically measure considering the different mechanisms that each system uses in practice.
The integrating fingerprint sensors into displays is seen as a way to contain appropriate biometric authentication on the phones with “all-screen” designs. And however well it works, Vivo’s decision to go with Synaptics seems like a blow to Qualcomm, which has also been working on the tech. Vivo showed off a Qualcomm-powered fingerprint-sensing display prototype previously in this year.
Vivo might not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of major smartphone vendors, but it is one of the world’s biggest phone brands. It was ranked fifth in IDC’s Q1 2017 report, and while it went down to sixth in Q2, you could make the case for bundling it with fourth-placed Oppo since it shares the same parent company, BBK Electronics.
Oppo also owns OnePlus, which is a much smaller brand but likely more familiar to Western readers. And Vivo’s recent success in India now sees it ranked third in the country, which Moorhead suggests will return the brand to IDC’s top five.