Chinese Regulatory Certification May Point to the First Commercial Smartphone with In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

“When Synpatics announced that its in-display technology was in mass production last year, it also asserted that it would demo the technology at the Consumer Electronics Show.”

Chinese Regulatory Certification May Point to the First Commercial Smartphone with In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

A new Vivo device has just received China Compulsory Certification, paving its way to the Chinese market, and its brand name has some industry watchers wondering if this is going to be the first commercial smartphone to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor.

It’s already clear that such a device is on the way from Vivo, with Synaptics having confirmed that its biometric technology is being used in forthcoming Vivo smartphone at the end of last year; but little else was known about the device in question. Now, the regulatory certification of the “Vivo X20 Plus UD” has prompted speculation that “UD” means “Under Display”. With the original Vivo X20 and X20 Plus smartphone having been launched only in the autumn of last year, it isn’t immediately clear what else could really differentiate a new “X20 Plus UD” model, but of course the speculation is merely that.

Still, the speculation could get some validation as early as next week. When Synpatics announced that its in-display technology was in mass production last year, it also asserted that it would demo the technology at the Consumer Electronics Show. Now that we know Vivo is the client in question, and that it seems to have a new device in pipeline, it’s reasonable to predict that the demos will be performed on the Vivo X20 Plus UD.

And that, in turn, suggests the device’s release is imminent, which means Vivo is still on track to be first to market with in-display fingerprint sensor technology.

Sources: Android Headlines, Phone Radar