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Vivo Xplay 7 with triple-camera system, under-display fingerprint sensor leaked

The on-screen fingeprint sensor enables unlocking or app authentication by touching a designated area on the display.

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We might be one step closer to seeing Vivo’s under-display fingerprint sensing technology on a smartphone. A new Vivo smartphone has reportedly spotted online, boasting the Qualcomm-developed biometric authentication technique as one of its highlights. Called, Xplay 7, the smartphone has been leaked through what look like presentation slides where the feature has been detailed.

Vivo is rumored to be working on two new smartphones, namely X20 and X20 Plus. However, based on the presentation slides which have been leaked on Weibo, the X20 and the Xplay 7 monikers belong to the same device. Now, this could mean the smartphone will be launched by different names based on the market.

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Other than the name, the presentation slides also give a peek into some features and specifications of the smartphone. The Vivo Xplay 7 or X20 appears to feature a glass and metal design as seen in the images. The side bezels are also narrow with the on-screen fingerprint sensor icon visible on the front. ALSO READ: Vivo under-display first impressions: Biometric authentication just took a bold step

The on-screen fingerprint sensing technology is something which Samsung and Apple have also been working on from quite some time. However, Vivo has been able to successfully demonstrate the capabilities of the technology through a prototype device at the recently-concluded Mobile World Congress in Shanghai. 

At the rear, the Vivo Xplay 7 appears to feature a vertically positioned camera module with what looks like three sensors. Now it is unclear how the triple camera module will work but the triple-camera system would make it the first phone of its kind. RELATED: Vivo under-display fingerprint scanner: Here’s how the technology works

What also makes the specification sheet interesting is that according to the presentation slides, there appears to be a dual-camera system on the front as well. So, this would take the total number of camera sensors on the smartphones to five. Other details about the Vivo Xplay 7 are scarce at the moment. However, given the newer technologies embedded into it, one can expect it to sit in the premium category when officially announced.

  • Published Date: August 2, 2017 6:16 PM IST