Consider any reason for the delay of an under-display fingerprint reader. Let it be the unavailability of a processor which can work with such technology or the missing and needy compatible hardware from smartphone manufactures. Qualcomm chipset was already tested for the compatibility with the fingerprint sensors. And Qualcomm may also unveil Snapdragon 845 SoC. It’s not more than a week when an under-screen fingerprint reader design was leaked which was rumoured to belong Vivo XPlay 7.
An image appeared on Weibo; the user posted complete PPT of the XPlay 7 with the complete smartphone design. This PPT shots exposed everything about upcoming Vivo XPlay 7. However, for now, it can’t be confirmed if XPlay 7 will be first to feature an under display fingerprint reader. Surprisingly, X20(XPlay 7 formally) will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. SD845 seems to be flagship processor of 2018.
The design looks pretty fascinating, with minimal bezels. Though, the leaked photograph convince to have a 100% body to screen ratio, i.e. no bezels in the front. It has also been mentioned on the box with 100% in Chinese. But look at the placement of the front camera, seems, the bezel colour and display colour has been matched only. But still, if this is the final design the display part with an under-screen fingerprint reader, XPlay 7 would receive great popularity.
XPlay 7 along with the Snapdragon 845 and a decent looking display will feature a dual camera setup. The PPT shows there will be Sony IMX401 sensor, the predecessor of the IMX400 series sensor. Mentioned, these sensors to feature 4X optical zoom for the first time in a smartphone camera.
Vivo XPlay 7 is rumoured to be priced around Rs.30,000 in India but if the company follows their footprint. The pricing may vary. Apparently, it will increase.
As Vivo X20/XPlay 7 features Snapdragon 845 processor, the market might have to wait a little longer for this device because even the SD845 would be unveiled after Quarter first of 2018 passes. Samsung S9 or S9 Plus seems to be the top contender to feature 845 SoC initially. So, considering the availability of the SoC it comes with, the expected launch date of this smartphone to be near April or May 2018.
Considering the leaked PPT of Vivo XPlay 7, this smartphone will come with plenty 8 gigs of RAM and two physical storage variant with 128GB and 256GB. Since Samsung and Apple don’t seem to be in action regarding the under-screen fingerprint reader, so it can be concluded Vivo XPlay 7 to be first to showcase the same in the market initially along with Snapdragon 845 processor.
This phone looks a lot sleeky and thin with rounded corners. It has dual speakers at the bottom. Previously, it was rumoured to have three rear cameras, but it would feature dual rear and dual front-facing cameras. As far as the megapixels are concerned, they could be even more than expected 😛