One of the most interesting news from Vivo announced at MWC Shanghai 2017 in China, is a renewed Under Display Fingerprint Scanning Solution based on Qualcomm technology, which is finally to be ready for mass production.
Additionally, Vivo also introduced its Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Photography Solution targeted for backlighting and night scene photography, and a Hi-Fi audio solution with a customized DAC decoding chip.
The Vivo Under Display Fingerprint Scanning Solution is based on Qualcomm technology, and the US-based telecommunications giant separately detailed its own display, glass, and metal fingerprint scanning solutions at the event. Currently not any Vivo phone with this Under Display fingerprint scanning is in production, but there is a prototype device available for the demo at the event.
According to Vivo, it’s under display fingerprint solution is the first to be “demonstrated by a smartphone manufacturer.” This new technology doesn’t require a physical button for the sensor, the solution enables the use of a “true full-screen display and an integrated uni-body and mechanical waterproofing design.”
The Vivo Under Display Fingerprint Scanning Solution is based on ultrasonic technology, it can be further expanded to realize user interaction, such as gesture recognition, security verification and other fields, which will greatly enhance user experience.
“We are excited to announce Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors because they can be designed to support sleeker, cutting-edge form factors, unique mobile authentication experiences, and enhanced security authentication,” said Seshu Madhavapeddy, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “This provides OEMs and operators with the ability to offer truly distinct, differentiated devices with added value on truly groundbreaking new devices.”
Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensor for Display is the mobile industry’s first commercially announced multi-functional ultrasonic solution capable of scanning through OLED display stacks of up to 1200um, along with enrolling and matching, and Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors for Glass and Metal are the first commercially announced to scan through up to 800 µm of cover glass and up to 650 µm of aluminum, an improvement over the previous generation’s 400 µm capability for glass or metal.
With Vivo Communication Technology Co. Ltd., Qualcomm Technologies will be demonstrating Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors for Display and Metal using modified versions of the VIVO XPlay 6.