When Synaptics announced its in-display fingerprint scanner last week many reports claimed that Samsung Galaxy S9 could be the first to ship with the new tech. This, however, turns out to be not the case as Vivo is said to be the one in “top five OEM.”
To recall, Vivo was the first handset manufacturer in the world to showcase the in-display smartphone back in June this year. The Chinese company showcased an in-display fingerprint scanner using Qualcomm tech.
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“Synaptics made an announcement with Vivo that improves further on the smartphone UI experience. Synaptics announced it has figured out how to manufacture, in high volume, an integrated fingerprint sensor in the smartphone display that operates in a fast, secure, manner,” a report in Forbes said late on Thursday.
The new sensors will be operated by one-touch, high-resolution optical scanning through full glass and through the device’s display. The company had announced that it is going into full production with what it described as “top five original equipment manufacturers (OEM)”.
Notably, Vivo is one of the top five smartphone vendors globally, according to the IDC Q1 2017 Tracker. Named “Clear ID”, these are expected to work exactly like the home button fingerprint sensors.
Synaptics “Clear ID” FS9500 family of fingerprint sensors are reportedly designed for smartphones with the immensely-popular “infinity” OLED displays which are found in flagship smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy 8, Galaxy Note 8 and Apple iPhone X.