In the race towards building a smartphone with a fingerprint scanner embedded under the display, it appears that Chinese smartphone brand vivo may have beaten everyone to the punch with their upcoming Xplay 7 smartphone.
The top 5 list for global smartphone shipments is seeing a little shake up this quarter as Xiaomi has recaptured the #5 spot. They were once a top 5 brand before OPPO and vivo had flooded the market with their selfie-centric devices.
vivo has just showcased its new biometric feature which allows you to unlock your phone without the need of a physical fingerprint sensor. As phones are getting a higher screen to body ratio, vivo is showing that it’s possible to embed the fingerprint sensor underneath the display.
Having a bezel-less display appears to be a big deal right now. After Xiaomi introduced its Mi Mix, we’ve seen other manufacturers pushing a bigger display on a smaller footprint like the Galaxy S8, LG G6 and most recently, the Essential phone.
The biggest setback with these devices is the placement of the fingerprint sensor. They are all placed at the back and personally, I think the most practical position is at the front as you can unlock your device easily when it’s on a table. But, if the screen is going to dominate the entire front of the phone, where would the fingerprint sensor be?
Now it appears that vivo could be solving that problem with a new device that has a fingerprint sensor embedded underneath the display. Word has it that it could be revealed very soon at the end of this month.
vivo Malaysia is finally offering its selfie-centric V5s smartphone in Matte Black. If you prefer something more stealthy than its usual Gold and Rose Gold colours, this could be the colour for you.
vivo Malaysia recently launched a brand new selfie-centric smartphone and it’s called the vivo V5s. The launch event was graced by none other than the legendary Datuk Siti Nurhaliza who once again takes the stage as vivo’s ambassador. But this time, she’s not alone because she’s joined by YouTube sensation Joyce Chu.
But why do such famous celebrities choose the vivo V5s as their daily driver?
vivo Malaysia has just updated its “Perfect Selfie” smartphone lineup with its new vivo V5s. Like the original vivo V5, it carries the same 20MP front camera and even the overall dimensions remain unchanged.
As more manufacturers jump on the dual back camera train, it was really only a matter of time before we saw manufacturers start moving towards a dual front camera setup too.
Both LG and Lenovo did it. And now, with the launch of the Vivo V5Plus, we have yet another dual selfie camera smartphone in Malaysia.
The vivo V5 Plus smartphone with its double selfie cameras is now available for pre-order in Malaysia. The official launch is happening on Friday but now we have the full pricing and hardware specifications. It’s pretty close to its cousin, the OPPO R9s.