Whether your finger is dry, wet, hot, cold, etc., the under-display CMOS image sensor utilizes the display to light up your fingerprint, capture an image of it, then unlocks your device. Now, we know the name of the first phone manufacturer that plans to include the tech in a smartphone: Vivo. Placing the fingerprint sensor on the rear is vaguely generic. Forbes claims the scanner was fast and simple, though notably in its pre-production form it did require waking up the screen with a button press before using it - a step which will hopefully be removed by the time it hits the market.
It still isn't clear which Vivo device will feature the in-display sensor technology, or when it will launch, but the news offers a surprising conclusion to a year of behind-the-scenes activity as various biometrics specialists and smartphone makers have intensively pursued in-display fingerprint sensor technology. The latter technologies are still big advancements in the mobile space, but the Holy Grail has been an invisible fingerprint sensor within your screen.
Apple, meanwhile, made a decision to ditch an actual fingerprint scanner altogether with the iPhone X. The iPhone X is Apple's first iPhone to not have Touch ID.
Clear ID utilizes an image sensor to scan fingerprints illuminated by the phone's OLED display, which is quite different from the capacitive scanners seen in most modern smartphones, that operate through electrical charges. The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ were supposed to ship with one once upon a time but because the technology needed some more work before going full commando Samsung reportedly ditched the idea and instead went for a fingerprint scanner on the back.
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After months of development, demos, and speculation, the world's first in-screen fingerprint sensor is finally coming to a smartphone you can buy.
2018 certainly looks to be the year of the hidden fingerprint scanner, and I can't help but wonder how Face ID will be viewed once Clear ID is established. The company was ranked fifth in IDC's Q1 2017 report, as pointed out by The Verge.
Vivo will be the first smartphone manufacturer to drop a physical fingerprint scanner, normally used to unlock your phone, in favour of one embedded inside the screen.