Vivo could announce smartphone with in-screen fingerprint sensor at MWC Shanghai

Vivo on Thursday shared a teaser image on Twitter hinting at the on-screen fingerprint sensor which might be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Shanghai

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Highlights

    • Vivo to announce a new smartphone next week
    • Teaser image hints at in-screen fingerprint sensor
    • MWC 2017 Shnaghai event scheduled to take place on June 28

After making waves at its home turf and in the emerging markets, Vivo now likely seems to beat the tech giants Apple and Samsung. According to reports, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is said to announce the first smartphone with a fingerprint sensor integrated on the screen.

Vivo on Wednesday shared a teaser image on Twitter hinting at the on-screen fingerprint sensor which might be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Shanghai scheduled to take place on June 28.

The teaser image reveals the outline of a fingerprint passing through a smartphone screen, accompanied by the tag “Unlock the Future”, apparently indicating an on-screen fingerprint sensor which will be embedded in the display.

The company in its official India twitter account said, “We are thrilled to be launching a new solution in just a few days at Shanghai #MWC2017. Let’s unlock the future together!”

While little is known about this upcoming smartphone from Vivo, a purported video last week surfaced online showing a Vivo smartphone with an on-screen fingerprint sensor. The short video clip revealed a user unlocking the smartphone using a fingerprint sensor integrated into the screen. However, the authenticity on the video soon came under question and few reports claimed this purported video to be fake. If indeed Vivo brings fingerprint sensor embedded on the display it could likely become the ‘pioneer’ of this technology. While Samsung appears to forego its plan on integrating this technology on Galaxy Note 8, Apple on the other hand is said to be struggling to implement fingerprint sensor underneath the display on its upcoming flagship.