Vivo launches the X20 Plus, the first smartphone with an in-display fingerprint scanner

Vivo X20 Plus special edition

Vivo has finally launched the Vivo X20 Plus in-display fingerprint version smartphone. The phone was showcased in the CES 2018. It is a special variant of the original Vivo X20 Plus.

Vivo X20 Plus in-display fingerprint sensor – specs

This edition of the Vivo X20 Plus comes with a 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2160p. The phone has an 18:9 aspect ratio display.

It measures 165.2 x 80.02 x 7.35mm and weighs 183.1g. The device runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. It has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM. The internal storage can be expanded via a microSD card. 

The device runs on FunTouch OS 3.2 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The Vivo X20 Plus special edition comes loaded with features like Face Wake – a facial recognition feature, Vivo Game Engine, and a support for dual apps. 

The device has a dual rear camera setup with a combination of 12MP + 5 MP sensors with an aperture of f/1.8. The selfie snapper carries a 12MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.0. 

Vivo X20 Plus special edition

Read all about its CES announcement here.

The special edition X20 Plus comes with a 3800mAh battery and a support for fast charging. As far as connectivity is concerned, the phone has dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, micro USB, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The phone comes at a price of 3,598 Yuan and the online booking has started from January 24. The phone will be available for pre-order from January 29 and its sale is likely to begin on February 1.

 What does this in-display fingerprint sensor do

The in-display fingerprint sensor is embedded between the front glass and display panel. The sensor is manufactured by Synaptics.

According to Vivo, by using photoelectric reflection technology, the RGB Pixel emits light which penetrates the outer glass to reach the finger. It also claims that the under-display fingerprint sensor can unlock the phone in around 0.6 to 0.7 seconds.

One doesn’t need to lift the device to unlock it. Just tap on the fingerprint icon and you’re good to go.  The sensor also helps in making secure payments through AliPay and WeChat.

Vivo X20 special edition

LG is also working on a revolutionary technology. Click here to know. 

The device has introduced a completely new concept to the world and we are hoping for it to release outside China soon.

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