Vivo recently announced the X20 Plus UD at CES 2018. The X20 Plus UD is the first smartphone that has an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The smartphone industry has slowly been moving away from PIN codes and passwords, and towards other technology such as fingerprint scanners and facial recognition. The shrinking size of bezels has recently led to larger displays, so it makes sense that Vivo has delivered a fingerprint sensor for under display. The integrated sensor creates a smooth and sleek looking smartphone. Will this trend continue with more phones? What happens if the display gets scratched or otherwise damaged? Is this a one-off? Are the days of fingerprint scanners already history, and are other technologies like facial recognition and iris scanners the future?
As well as the in-display sensor, the Vivo X20 Plus UD has a large 6.43" display with an edge-to-edge design. It has a powerful 3905 mAh battery, 4GB of RAM and a solid dual 12 MP rear camera system (which are the same specs as Vivo's X20 Plus phone).
Sales began in China on January 24th, for around $700 Canadian. There has been no mention of the device heading for other international markets (yet). If you live in China you can go get one here. Everyone else, sorry!
About Vivo: "A young global smartphone brand focusing on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops dynamic and stylish products for passionate young people. It develops and manufactures smartphones, smartphone accessories, software, and online services. Founded in 2009, Vivo has quickly expanded into markets in India and South East Asia." - Vivo
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