Rumor | The Vivo X Fold will launch with dual ultrasonic fingerprint sensors
Some OEMs have gotten to the stage where they can command relatively high starting prices for certain devices due to their foldable nature. Cutting-edge as these form-factors are, even the best-known of them, such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 or OPPO Find N, still lag behind conventional flagships in some ways.
One of these involves a regression to frame-mounted fingerprint readers, typically a spec linked to lower-end phones with LCD displays. This is most likely because flexible display tech is probably still at least a generation away from the ability to set sensors directly into screens at present.
Then again, it is possible that Vivo is ahead of this game by making the leap to in-display fingerprint authentication in its inaugural foldable. This new rumor is based on a new image of 2 display panels, ostensibly for mobile devices, photographed from the back in a way that clearly depicts the presence of the necessary sensors in both of them.
One is a fairly conventional-looking spare part with a central punch-hole camera that could be for a cover display (which, it has to be said, looks much wider than that of the Galaxy Z Fold3), whereas the second has most likely been designed for an inward-folding mechanism.
According to the leaker Feiwei on Weibo, both belong to the X Fold, and may even be of the advanced ultrasonic variety Therefore, should this new tip prove valid, it seems Vivo will launch a world-beating foldable flagship, in at least one respect, on its very first try.