First On-Screen Fingerprint Smartphone!

I was expecting to soon see the worlds first on-screen fingerprint sensor, and it has already arrived. The Vivo company, that has a similar logo like the iconic Sony VAIO series, has released a beautiful-looking smartphone, equipped with this long-awaited technology. Now you won’t have to hold your phone steadily so that it doesn’t slip, which is the problem of all fingerprint phones.

This invention was expected and I wonder why didn’t one of the leading technology companies released it. Maybe it was a marketing strategy, but all I know is that Vivo shoved this project in their faces. Their X20 Plus UD model is a great smartphone and its concept was shown at the CES 2018 event earlier this month. The model looks similar to the Galaxy S9, which I am sure that they didn’t aim at this. The similarities could be found in the extremely thin bezel frame on the side and the big OLED display, along with the thorough design on the front.

Apart from the design, this Vivo smartphone has other things to brag about. It has a 6.43-inch 2160 x 1080 18:9 OLED display with the already mentioned slim bezels on the top and bottom, dual 12-megapixel cameras, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 635 processor, and a 3,905mAh battery, which will be great for daily usage without the need of a charging cycle. It operates on Android and the price is not known still, as it is only available in China for now.

Having this fingerprint build in-display maybe has been an obstacle, but no matter that I am not a supporter of this technology, I highly admire the effort and the dedication of the company. I love the fact that it was not released by Apple or Samsung but from a “trying-to-prove” company, such as Vivo. Why do we always have to support 3 or 4 companies? Trying new companies and showing interest at them will bring out more ideas on the market, as there will be more competition going on and more companies trying to prove that they are the best to the fans.

Success in this business is measured in innovation and appreciations by fans. For now, Vivo is doing it right! Chinese users are loving the device and the sales are going on great, while on the other hand iPhones are about to shut down the iPhone X production, due to poor sales percentage in the country – China. Maybe Chinese people understood that Apple is no longer the most innovative company, or they just want to support their economy. If that is the case, then all I can say is that it is really admirable. Why should they support a foreign company, instead of one that is based in their country? This will be more profitable to their economy and shows their great spirit as a whole and is a lesson to all the nations worldwide.