The first phone with a fingerprint scanner embedded under the display will launch this week. Vivo will present its version of the X20 Plus UD at an event on 24 January.
After speculating last month about which manufacturer would use Synaptic’s fingerprint scan technology, Vivo was able to help us out of the dream at CES. Here Vivo unveiled his first phone that would give this technology a home.
Meanwhile, the device has undergone the inspection of the TENAA and we know something more about the specifications and the name. We will find the fingerprint scanner in an adapted version of the X20 Plus that was already presented in September of last year.
The X20 UD (Under Display) probably has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset. This has eight cores that run at a max of 2.2 GHz. It is equipped with 4GB of memory and has a storage of 128GB. The device probably gets an FHD + OLED screen, we assume an 18: 9 ratio and a diagonal of 6.43 inches. That is a very large screen with at least enough space for a fingerprint scanner. A 3800mAh battery therefore also seems necessary to provide power to the screen.
On the front, there is a 12MP camera and on the back a dual-camera setup with one 12MP and one 5MP camera. It would be nice if the device comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box because many manufacturers seem to be not ready for that at the moment.
The specifications of the new device are not yet confirmed, What we know for sure is that the device will be launched at an exclusive event on 24 January. It will not be long before the device goes on sale. If we can believe the rumors then the X20 Plus UD will cost around $500.
Vivo will not be the only manufacturer to integrate the new technology into its smartphones this year. Synaptics estimates this year 70 million phones with a fingerprint scanner.