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World's first under-display fingerprint sensor smartphone to be launched by Vivo at CES

It will be the first of its kind. (Source: NDTV)
It will be the first of its kind. (Source: NDTV)
The world's first smartphone with an under-display fingerprint reader may be set to grace our screens this week, with Vivo teasing the announcement of a device with that feature.

The race to implementing an under-display fingerprint sensor is close to its end, and it looks like Vivo will come out on top after all. The company has posted a subliminal image on its social media accounts that points towards an announcement at the ongoing CES 2018.

Vivo being the first OEM to implement this technology isn't surprising, of course. As early as Q3 2017, the company already had a working prototype which it teased in a video posted online. Nothing concrete surfaced until a few weeks ago, though, when Synaptics released a report that proved it had a fully implemented model of the technology. Rumors initially claimed the Vivo Xplay 7 would be the first device to sport the feature but recent developments point towards another device, the X20 Plus UD, being the one to have that honor instead. 

Vivo may be the first to deliver this feature but the coming months are certain to see other OEMs follow suit, with Chinese brands like Leagoo and Doogee also said to have similar offerings in the works. Admittedly a bit hard to believe, but only time will tell.

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Ricci Rox, 2018-01- 8 (Update: 2018-01- 8)
Ricci Rox
Ricci Rox - News Editor - @riccirox
I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.