Vivo will bake fingerprint sensors right into its phone displays


Chinese smartphone maker Vivo – which ranked fifth among the world’s biggest handset brands in Q1 2017 – is set to begin including displays that come with an integrated fingerprint sensor, so there’s no need for a separate one beneath the screen or on the back, reports Forbes.

That’s thanks to Synaptics, which makes input interface components including laptop touchpads. The company announced earlier this week that it’s developed an optical fingerprint sensor that can scan your digits through 1mm of glass, even if your hands are wet. It also claims that its Clear ID system is twice as fast as Apple’s Face ID that requires a depth camera.