The majority of fingerprint scanners on smartphones these days are usually found on the home button or in some cases, on the back of the phone. However it seems that Vivo’s upcoming Xplay 5S is rumored to feature a fingerprint scanner that could be embedded underneath the display of the phone itself.
This is according to sources on Weibo along with the accompanying image to the right which shows how the scanner will work. What time could allow is OEMs such as Vivo to do away with the need of an external scanner which in turn could help make the phone slimmer and more stylish.
It is unclear as to who might be providing the technology to Vivo for this feature, if it is the real deal at all. CrucialTec is a company that unveiled similar technology not too long ago, and Qualcomm is another company that also unveiled ultrasonic technology that could allow fingerprints to be scanned and captured the same way.
Assuming that this is the case, Vivo could very well have another world’s first on their hands as they did with Vivo Xplay 3S with its QHD display. Other rumored specs of the Xplay 5S includes a 6-inch QHD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.5GHz, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and 13MP/8MP cameras on the back and front respectively. No word on when it will be announced but we’ll keep an eye out for it.
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