After showcasing its capabilities at CES 2018, vivo has finally revealed a commercial device with an in-display fingerprint sensor. This is the world’s smartphone that allows you to unlock with your fingerprint on the display itself.
With newer smartphones being introduced with “FullView” displays, most manufacturers are still trying to find an ideal place for a fingerprint sensor. Samsung had gone with a rear-mounted unit while Apple has ditched it completely on the iPhone X. Interestingly, Huawei had managed to squeeze one on the bottom chin of its Huawei Mate 10 and honor View10.
It’s no secret that Chinese smartphone maker, vivo, wants to be the first to embed a fingerprint sensor on the screen itself. Last year they had a showcase using Qualcomm’s Sense ID technology and now they want to convince the world that they are one step closer in introducing one on a phone that you can actually buy.
If you’re looking for an affordable and compact alternative, here comes the vivo V7 that comes with a lower price tag.
2017 has been the year of the disappearing bezels. But the thing with this tech is that it’s mostly confined to the most expensive smartphones in the market — devices that most of us probably can’t afford.
That said, it was really only a matter of time before someone brought this new tech down to a more affordable price point. In Malaysia, vivo is one of them and this is their brand new vivo V7+ smartphone. Should you buy one?
vivo’s new 24MP selfie-centric smartphone, the V7+ will be making its debut in Malaysia today. Just hours ahead of its official launch event, the local pricing has already appeared on an e-commerce listing. How much would it cost you to own this 18:9 FullView selfie-centric smartphone? Read on to find out.
After its making its global debut in India, the new vivo V7+ is finally making its way to Malaysia. Taking its selfie game up a notch is a 24MP front camera and it comes with a Full View display that gives you a 6.0″ screen in a typical 5.5″ smartphone body.
After all the teasing, vivo has finally released its own version of a near-bezel-less smartphone and it’s called the vivo V7+. However, while one of the smartphone’s biggest selling points is its large display with minimal bezels, there’s one thing you should know about it before you get all excited.
Xiaomi stole the limelight yesterday with their announcement of the Mi A1 smartphone that marries the company’s great bang-for-buck hardware and the stock vanilla goodness of Android One. But while people were fawning over Xiaomi’s announcement, vivo also has something in the works that’s due to launch tomorrow.
Its big selling feature? A near bezel-less FullView display like the one on the Samsung Galaxy Note8.
They call us the Selfie Generation and I’d love to say no, but everywhere I look, all I see are people taking selfies. So I guess it’s not that surprising that smartphone manufacturers these days are doing everything they can to capitalise on this psychological need that has ingrained itself into this generation’s mind.
OK, maybe psychological need was a little melodramatic, but the fact remains that companies like vivo are launching way more selfie-centric devices than probably anyone saw coming…and people are buying them by the bucketload. In any case, if you’ve ever been someone who wants to get their hands on one of vivo’s ‘Perfect Selfie’ V5s and V5 Plus handsets, this may be the best way to do so.