AT CES 2018, Vivo showcased the under-the-screen fingerprint scanner feature, which was touted to launch on January 25 in the Vivo X20 Plus UD. Now, ahead of schedule, the company has launched the smartphone in China. The Vivo X20 Plus UD is expected to be the same Vivo X20 launched last year. However, the device features the under display fingerprint sensor. Unfortunately, the pricing and the availability details aren’t known yet.
The Vivo X20 Plus UD is the first smartphone to feature the under display fingerprint sensor. According to Mydrivers, Vivo is using the latest Synaptics Clear ID FS9500 sensor. The Clear ID FS9500 is reportedly designed for smartphones with infinity OLED displays. Synaptics claims that its technology is faster than the 3D face recognition technology introduced by Apple on its flagship iPhone X.
Vivo X20 Plus UD specifications
The Vivo X20 Plus UD flaunts a 6.43-inch FullView AMOLED display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The display sports an 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by an octa-core, Snapdragon 660 chipset clocked at 2.2GHz. Also on offer is 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.
On the camera front, the smartphone flaunts a 24-megapixel camera + 5-megapixel dual-camera at the back with DSLR-like bokeh effect, OIS and LED flash. At the front, we get a 24-megapixel selfie camera. Keeping the smartphone ticking, the smartphone sports a 3,800mAh battery with support for fast charging. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth, GPS and micro USB port for data transfer and charging. On the software front, the smartphone runs Android 7.1.2 based FunTouch OS out-of-the-box.
While the pricing detail of the phone is not yet known, rumors suggest that the Vivo X20 Plus UD is likely to be priced at RMB 3,998 (Rs 39,800 approximately). The smartphone is also expected to launch in Indian market with a different moniker soon.
Just like 2017 was a year of smartphones with dual-camera and face unlock, 2018 might see smartphones launching with Synaptics’ new technology. The company has, however, announced that it has begun mass producing its in-display fingerprint sensors, and 70 million units of the component will be made available to the market in 2018.