For several years now, various sources have ascribed to the upcoming flagships the presence of a fingerprint scanner under the display. And finally, someone really did it – and not Apple or Samsung, but Chinese Vivo. This company has the same owner as Oppo and OnePlus. Announced at CES recently in Vegas, the X20 Plus UD is the world's first smartphone with this technology.
We have already talked about the characteristics of the smartphone, but we will remind you again. The actual scanner in this model was developed by the American Synaptics. You can see it in action in the video below.
The demand for such scanners appeared at the same time on the trend for frameless, laid down by Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. Some companies solved the problem by moving the scanner to the back of the smartphone, which, of course, is less convenient, but freed up space on the front panel. This was done, in particular, by Samsung and Google. Apple went the other way and developed Face ID, which made it possible to completely abandon the fingerprint scanner.
In addition to the special scanner Vivo, the X20 Plus UD is a rather ordinary smartphone in terms of characteristics. In fact, it's just a version of last year's X20 Plus with a scanner in the display rather than on the back. It features a 6.43-inch OLED – display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18: 9, a main camera of two 12-megapixel modules, a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and a 3.905 battery mAh.
So far, pre-orders for the X20 Plus UD are only open in China. The price was about $ 565 at the current exchange rate. The device will go on sale on February 1.