OPPO has launched two new smartphones this week, and Goodix‘s optical in-display fingerprint sensor technology is being used in both of them.
Both devices have launched in China. One, the Reno Ace, delivers super-fast charging at a moderate price point of about $420: the device features a 4,000 mAh battery and 65W high-speed charging, meaning it can be recharged in just half an hour. It also sports a Snapdragon 855+ processor, a 6.5″ Full HD display, and a four-sensor imaging system featuring a 48MP main camera.
The other device, the OPPO K5, is more squarely in the budget end of the price spectrum, with the cheapest model priced at roughly $270. This device features a Snapdragon 730G processor, a 6.4″ Full HD display, and a quad-camera imaging system that somehow features an even more impressive primary camera than that of the Reno Ace, at 64MP. Its charging capability, however, is based on the 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 system, with the battery’s capacity at 3,920 mAh.
The devices’ use of Goodix’s in-display fingerprint sensor technology offers the latest indication of this technology’s mainstreaming, with numerous other smartphones having launched with in-display tech over the last several months. On that note, the OPPO K5 is especially notable for bringing this technology to the lowest end of the price spectrum; this reflects the trend that played out with standard smartphone fingerprint sensors, which slowly made their down the price ranges after debuting in Apple’s and Samsung’s premium devices (though Apple has been notably absent from the in-display trend with its focus on 3D facial recognition over the last two years).