Vivo becomes the first smartphone manufacturer to launch a smartphone with an fingerprint sensor under the display beating the likes of Apple and Samsung
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo has increased their portfolio by launching the Vivo X20 Plus In-Screen Fingerprint also known as Vivo X20 Plus UD. Yes, you are right, it is the world’s first smartphone to feature a fingerprint sensor embedded under the display of the smartphone. Apart from the fingerprint sensor, the rest of the specs are same as the regular version. It measures 165.2x 80.02 x 7.35 mm and weighs 183.1 g, with slight differences than the regular model.
The Vivo X20 Plus In-Screen Fingerprint edition sports a 6.43 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The fingerprint lies between the front glass and display panel and is developed by Synaptics. According to Vivo, the RGB Pixel that is specially adapted to the OLED panel emits light using photoelectric reflection technology. This light penetrates the outer glass which has a thickness of 0.68 mm. The company claims the in-screen sensor only takes 0.6 to 0.7 to unlock the phone. The user can unlock the smartphone without even lifting the phone by pressing the on-screen fingerprint icon. Apart from this feature, the sensor also can be used for making transactions through AliPay and WeChat.
Under the hood, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset coupled with 4 GB of RAM. Now, the regular version comes with 64 GB internal storage, but the new In-Screen Fingerprint edition comes with 128 GB internal storage. Also, it has expandable memory options by micro SD card.
In the fingerprint sensor devoid back panel it features dual camera setup of 12 MP with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 5 MP sensor. The device offers a 12 MP camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture on the front for selfies and video calling. It houses an image sensor processor called Vivo Image Cube of 256 MB to handle photography-related tasks
The device runs on FunTouch OS 3.2 on top of Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is backed by a smaller 3,800 mAh battery compared to the 3,950 mAh battery on the regular version. It offers support for fast charging and has Face Wake facial recognition features, along with Vivo Game Engine to improve the gameplay experience. Additionally, it comes with dual apps support and support for ES9318 DAC+ combo amp Hi-Fi audio. Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Dual SIM support, Bluetooth 5.0 and more. It contains a micro USB port and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
As for the pricing, the Vivo X20 Plus In-Screen Fingerprint edition comes with a price tag of 3,598 Yuan (Rs 37,000 approx). The online booking will start from January 24 and will be available from January 29. The sale of the smartphone will begin from February 1. Though there is no word about the launch in International markets, it is expected to launch soon after the sales start.