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Published on January 14th, 2018 | by Guest


A look on a new concept from CES 2018

If you ever visited MoboMotion on YouTube then you would probably know about this.

But, if not, then I got something interesting to tell you.

Do you remember the first phones with a fingerprint scanner?

Probably not. Those were the Toshiba G500 and G900 introduced in 2007. Then Apple got Authentech on 2012, a company focusing on fingerprint reading and identification software. But Motorola Atrix was the first smartphone launched with a fingerprint scanner in 2011. These devices already made their place in history.

Let’s talk about the newest developments.

In early November 2017, a video from Vivo went viral on YouTube. That video was about an on-screen fingerprint scanner. I was surprised. Not by the unidentified technology but by Vivo being the one doing this. After doing some research, I found that video was not a concept but a real product. I even uploaded a video on MoboMotion.

This CES 2018, we already found many new technologies. Some of them are concepts, prototypes, projects, etc.

On 10th January 2018 4 AM, I found something which could be the future.

Vivo introduced an unnamed phone with unspecified hardware. The most interesting feature about this phone is the on-screen fingerprint scanner.

We know that Qualcomm is working in this field, but this is not designed by them. A company called Synaptics based in California, best known for developing touch-pads for computer laptops, touch-screens, audio players, cellular phones and other devices, developed this fingerprint scanner. Synaptics describes itself as a human interface solution developer.

Apart from that, the phone has a massive 6-inch display and the fingerprint scanner is right under the display. After watching the video on Mr mobile channel, I found that the technology is not ready yet. It is so slow, taking nearly 0.7 seconds to unlock and if you place a dirty finger, it won’t work.

If you want more information from CES 2018 then be sure to subscribe to MoboMotion and take a look daily on mobile section of Techno FAQ.


About the author:

I’m Biplab Das, a technical writer, tech YouTuber, blogger, ICT tutor and a part time website developer. People say smartphones are boring these days, but I think everyone is beginning to take this wonderful technology marvel for granted. Please don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel MoboMotion.


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