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Vivo Reveals Ambitious 5G Plans at MWC Shanghai

Vivo Reveals Ambitious 5G Plans at MWC Shanghai

Vivo is focusing on 5G at this week’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai event, announcing a slate of new products based on 5G technologies. The most noteworthy is Vivo’s first commercial 5G smartphone, which is on display at MWC Shanghai before becoming widely available in the third quarter of 2019. The smartphone will serve as the…

Qualcomm, Vivo, and Tencent Push On-Device AI for Mobile Gaming

Qualcomm, Vivo, and Tencent Push On-Device AI for Mobile Gaming

Qualcomm is teaming up with Vivo and Tencent (both Tencent Honor of Kings and the Tencent AI Lab) to bring better gaming experiences to mobile devices. The four parties will collaborate on “Project Imagination,” which will leverage the 4th Generation Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine to drive on-device AI innovation. As it relates to gaming, the…

Vivo Furthers In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics Trend with X27 Smartphones

Vivo Furthers In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics Trend with X27 Smartphones

“The smartphones offer the latest indication that in-display fingerprint scanning is an important new trend, with multiple smartphone makers having followed Vivo’s lead over the past year…” Vivo has launched a new pair of smartphones in the China market, further spreading the in-display fingerprint scanner trend that it started with last year’s Vivo X20 Plus…

Vivo Upgrades the Camera in its Latest Smartphone

Vivo Upgrades the Camera in its Latest Smartphone

Vivo is improving the camera technology in its latest smartphone. The company has announced that the V15Pro will feature an Elevating Front-Camera, as well as an AI Triple Camera that makes it easier to take clear photos at night, regardless of the level of exposure.  “We are always looking to bring game-changing features, such as…

BRIEF: What Does Apple’s Switch to Face ID Mean for the Mobile Industry?

BRIEF: What Does Apple’s Switch to Face ID Mean for the Mobile Industry?

Apple confirmed longstanding speculation last week with its unveiling of its three new iPhone models for 2018. Like last year’s iPhone X, all of the new devices have abandoned Apple’s pioneering Touch ID fingerprint authentication system in favor of Face ID, an infrared, 3D facial recognition system. Face ID is now the sole means of…

Vivo Brings In-Display Fingerprint Tech to ‘V’ Line of Smartphones

Vivo Brings In-Display Fingerprint Tech to ‘V’ Line of Smartphones

“In-display fingerprint scanning eliminates the need for a physical home button, which means that phone makers can make the device’s display take up almost the whole front face of the device without having to move the fingerprint scanner to the rear face of the phone.” Vivo is expanding its use of in-display fingerprint scanning technology,…

New Vivo Flagship to Feature Enhanced In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

New Vivo Flagship to Feature Enhanced In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

“…with its integration of in-display fingerprint scanning in the X23, Vivo is continuing to drive what may be a growing trend in mobile biometrics, with other smartphone makers like Xiaomi also following suit.” Vivo has officially announced its next flagship smartphone, and it’s going to feature improved in-display fingerprint recognition. The device has only just…

Vivo’s In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics to Reach New Markets

Vivo’s In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics to Reach New Markets

In-display fingerprint scanning technology is poised to continue its expansion beyond the China market with the international launch of Vivo’s Nex smartphone. The company has announced that its latest flagship device will soon launch in Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Russia, and Taiwan. It’s the third smartphone from Vivo to feature in-display sensor technology, which Vivo…

BRIEF: Mobile Biometrics at a Turning Point

BRIEF: Mobile Biometrics at a Turning Point

Just a few years ago, biometric authentication was something of a novelty for consumers. Now, it’s in more consumer tech products than ever, and its upwards trajectory remains solidly in place – particularly in the mobile sector. Nevertheless, mobile biometrics tech is also at a turning point, with conventional fingerprint scanning starting to look just…

Megvii Claims OPPO Device’s Face Biometrics Surpass Face ID

Megvii Claims OPPO Device’s Face Biometrics Surpass Face ID

“Megvii added that its technology can perform facial recognition in 0.1 seconds and digital face reconstruction in 0.3 seconds, and that it offers a 0.0001 percent false recognition rate, pointing to a high level of accuracy.” A new OPPO smartphone is bringing 3D facial recognition to Android, with a big boost from facial modelling specialist…

Vivo, Megvii Team Up On 3D Face Scanning

Vivo, Megvii Team Up On 3D Face Scanning

Vivo is now working with a facial recognition specialist on 3D face and head modelling technology. The partnership was detailed at last week’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai event, where both companies showed off technology allowing attendees to have their heads scanned and then built into a physical 3D model they could hold in their hands.…

Samsung Galaxy S10 to Sport 3D Facial Recognition and In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

Samsung Galaxy S10 to Sport 3D Facial Recognition and In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

Samsung is looking to compete on multiple biometric fronts with the next addition to its Galaxy S line, and is ready to sacrifice the signature feature of its last few smartphones. According to reports from Samsung’s supply chain, the company is looking to drop iris scanning for its Galaxy S10 – but is going to…

AI to Be Major Theme at MWC Shanghai

AI to Be Major Theme at MWC Shanghai

With Mobile World Congress Shanghai just a couple of weeks away, the GSMA has offered some final details about the event, and it looks like artificial intelligence is going to be a big theme at this year’s event. One of the most noteworthy speakers announced for its 4YFN (‘Four Years From Now’) programme is Catherine Yang,…

Vivo Promises More Advanced In-Display Fingerprint Scanning in New Flagship Device

Vivo Promises More Advanced In-Display Fingerprint Scanning in New Flagship Device

Vivo has officially announced its next flagship smartphone, and it will once again reprise the company’s pioneering in-display fingerprint sensor technology. In fact, it will deliver an enhanced version of this feature. Vivo became the first smartphone maker to deliver this technology when it launched its Vivo X20 Plus UD smartphone near the start of…

BRIEF: A Major Week For Mobile Biometrics

BRIEF: A Major Week For Mobile Biometrics

It has been a particularly busy week for mobile biometrics, with industry news running the gamut from security fiascos to pioneering innovations. In some ways, the week has marked the culmination of some of the biggest trends that have been underway over the past year – the rise of facial recognition, the ongoing proliferation of…

In-Display Tech Begins Global Spread as X21 Launches in India

In-Display Tech Begins Global Spread as X21 Launches in India

“While its in-display fingerprint scanning is probably the X21’s most talked-about feature, the device is noteworthy for offering another relatively novel form of biometric authentication as well – facial recognition.” Vivo officially launched its pioneering X21 smartphone in India today, just about a week after the country’s e-commerce giant Flipkart announced it would be the…

Meizu Gets On The Ever-Growing In-Display Fingerprint Reader Bandwagon

Meizu Gets On The Ever-Growing In-Display Fingerprint Reader Bandwagon

“…Meizu recently applied for a patent for in-display fingerprint technology, with a kind of arms race unfolding between the major mobile providers.” In-display fingerprint readers are no doubt one of the hottest mobile trends of 2018. Several companies like Xiaomi, Vivo and Huawei are all making headway with in-display biometric technology. The “in-display revolution“ is here – introducing a…

World’s First Phone with In-Display Sensor Goes On Sale Today

World’s First Phone with In-Display Sensor Goes On Sale Today

The world’s first smartphone with a fingerprint sensor embedded under its display will go on sale today. Vivo first announced that it had such a device in production last month, immediately after fingerprint biometrics specialist Synaptics announced that it had viable in-display technology in mass production. Then, at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month,…