Display Embedded Fingerprint Sensor : Vivo @CES 2018

Display Embedded Fingerprint Sensor : Vivo @CES 2018

Let’s talk about technology we have been waiting for so long. As you have noticed from the title that it is about the Built in Display Fingerprint Sensor. We thought that the Samsung would be the first company to come up with it with their Galaxy Note 9 but they said that the technology wasn’t ready just yet. But last year another company showcased their built in display real world fingerprint sensor and that was Vivo. Unfortunately, at that time wasn’t just that accurate. Most of the time it was not even registering the fingerprint but when it did it was painfully slow. But Vivo has come up with it again @CES-2018 faster and more accurate. We are here to talk all about it. We are going to find out how it works and how it stacks up in the real world. First of all, we need to talk about the sensor itself. So let’s get right into it.

The Sensor

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In the making of the sensor Vivo partnered up with Synaptics a company in bio-metrics and bio-metrics Technology.It is called Display-embedded Clear ID 9500 Fingerprint sensor. So up till now for this sensor to work display has to be thin enough which can only be done if the display is OLED. So, after using a OLED display to register a fingerprint sensor the sensor sits beneath the front glass. And more specifically between the front glass and the OLED display below.

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Until now you must be wandering how could a sensor if it is not in direct contact with finger itself could work because traditionally we have been using sensor which is visible from the outside. Now about this one……yeah, this one does not exactly need to be in contact with finger.It is an optical sensor. So, what it actually does is it uses electromagnetic rays from beneath the display which go through the gaps in the pixels on the display and take an image of the fingerprint to register it. And when you place your finger on the display to unlock your device it takes an image again and matches it to already saved and boom you are in. And, FYI the company has ensured that this entire process happens on the device itself and none of your fingerprints are being exported out of the device.


Well given the long explanation it seems to be a long process…. yeah it is longer than what your average sensor takes but it is not painfully long. In real life it does not take more than 0.7-0.9 seconds that s not very long. But Synaptics the Bio-metrics company itself has said that this a first generation product and they are still working on the technology. So, hopefully in the future it’s gonna get better and faster.

Vivo’s Implementation

Well Vivo is going to get the credit for the first ever implementation of Display Embedded fingerprint sensor. The device on which it was implemented obviously has an OLED display so it also has an Always-on display. At the bottom of device, a fingerprint logo appears where you place your finger to unlock it. Talking about the device it is going to be named as Vivo V20 Plus UD and it is to be unveiled at the very end of January 2018 with this revolutionary technology.You can check the specs and price of device at  mobilepoint.pk

Well That’s all for this one, I hope you liked what you read, see you in the next one……

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