The talks of fingerprint sensor under the screen has been catching a lot of heat lately. Early on, we saw some footage from Vivo demonstrating the technology but it didn’t seem to be that fast. The recent leaks point to Vivo again which shows a complete render of its new flagship, the Vivo Xplay 7.
So why fingerprint sensor under the screen? one might ask. The answer is plainly simple, we are moving towards the era of bezel-less displays. With no bezels, there is no place to stick that handy fingerprint sensor we all happen to love so much. It could be placed on the back or the sides, but it won’t turn any heads, will it? Plus, having an on-screen fingerprint sensor seems more convenient and futuristic of course.
From the above image, we now know what the Vivo Xplay 7 looks like. Few internal slides from Vivo were leaked revealing the device from all sides. The phone sports a 100% bezel-less display which looks amazing. Instead of a notch for the camera, the phone seems to have screen cut-outs for the camera and sensors. The display will more likely sport a QHD Super AMOLED panel. Below the screen, we can find the indication of on-screen (ultrasonic) fingerprint sensor. Qualcomm and Vivo have worked on this tech together.
On the back, it comes with dual camera setup which is using the Sony’s IMX401 sensor. This will provide the phone with 4x Optical Zoom which is twice as much in comparison to today’s standard. Vivo Xplay 7 will sport the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset. It comes equipped with 8GB of RAM. Storage options include 128GB and 256GB with no support for microSD card. It comes with USB Type C and dual speakers at the bottom. The phone comes with unibody metal construct maintaining a slim form factor.
Vivo Xplay 7 is expected to launch during the first quarter of 2018. We’ll have to wait and see if it will be the first phone to house an on-screen fingerprint sensor and a 100% screen to body ratio.