In a Mobile World Congress MWC 2017 Shanghai, Qualcomm and Vivo showed how fingerprint sensors will be embedded directly into screens.
Vivo has showcased its new Under Display Fingerprint Scanning Solution powered by Qualcomm in a modified Vivo XPlay 6. Vivo claims its under-display fingerprint solution is the first to be “demonstrated by a smartphone manufacturer.” The Chinese company said that since the Vivo Under Display Fingerprint Scanning Solution doesn’t require physical button for the sensor, the solution enables the use of a “true full-screen display and an integrated unibody and mechanical waterproofing design.”
Vivo adds, “based on ultrasonic technology, the fingerprint recognition technology can be further expanded to realize user interaction, such as gesture recognition, security verification and other fields, which will greatly enhance user experience.”
According to Qualcomm, Fingerprint Sensors for Glass and Metal can be integrated into devices powered by Snapdragon 660 and 630, and it’ll start shipping to OEMs this month. As for the more advanced “Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors for Display,” it’ll work with future Snapdragon platforms as well as non-Snapdragon platforms, and it’ll only start commercial sampling in Q4 this year.