Vivo X20 Plus UD in-display Fingerprint Sensor – Won’t work with THICK Screen protectors

During the CES 2018, we were exposed to different technology innovation and they all seems cool and enlightened, from the amazing LG TV to the Samsung “The Wall” TV and many others. Vivo announces the high-end flagship killer, Vivo X20 Plus UD.

Well, we also have the VIVO company presents at the CES 2018 and they revealed the under Display fingerprint sensor and the feature will be unveiled on the Vivo X20 Plus UD!

No doubts, last year, the Vivo X20 was indeed one of the best flagship phone with its numerous profound specifications and features. But this year, we are experiencing a more better innovation from the company.

Normally, the fingerprint only works at the back which is rear, mostly under the camera pixels lens and also at the physical front home button but Vivo did something new and everyone are loving it. Lets take a look at the specs:

Vivo X20 Plus Specs

*. Screen Size: 6.43-inch 2160 x 1080 18:9 OLED display and an edge-to-edge design
*. Camera: Dual 12-megapixel cameras
*. Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
*. Battery: 3,905mAh battery
*. OS: Android 7.1 Nougat
*. RAM: 4GB
*. Memory Storage: 128GB of storage expandable to 256GB via a microSD card

Vivo X20 Plus UD phone

Design and Display

On paper, the newly revealed Vivo X20 Plus UD features some cool amazing specifications. On the design, it comes an with an elegant and magnifying special black-and-gold design alongside, with its unique super slim bezels on the top and bottom as well as on the left and right.

Also added to its, the screen display features a huge 6.43-inch 2160 x 1080 18:9 OLED display and an edge-to-edge design. Anyway, because of the in-display fingerprint sensor, we forgot about the trending 18:9 screen ratio that makes the phone to have maximum viewing display.

The Vivo X20 Plus UD arrives with a Corning Gorilla Glass protection. You really don’t need anyone to tell you that, there isn’t any physical home button. The Dimensions includes length 165.3mm, width 80.1mm and 7.5mm and it comes with a handful of amazing colour variants which includes Rose-Gold, Matte Black, Gold.

Camera and Connectivity

While for the camera, we have a a 12-megapixel-plus-5-megapixel f/1.8 dual camera on the back and a 12-megapixel f/2.0 camera on the front. So you can take some crystal clear images and selfies with your friends and families.

And for the connectivity, dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, 3G and 4G LTE.

Performance and OS

The newly introduced phone feature a well matured performance with an highly integrated Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset with a Octa-core 2.2GHz Kryo CPU and also runs on Android 7.1 Nougat.

As for storage, the X20 Plus UD here only comes in a 128GB flavor, and you can add up to a further 256GB via a microSD card. Meanwhile, it also comes with a huge 4GB of RAM to make your phone sail faster and smoother.

Vivo X20 Plus UD

Battery and Fingerprint Sensor

To power up your house, the new phone comes with a 3,905mAh capacity battery and it features fast charging, all thanks to the Qualcomm Quick Charging technology. So, you can boast up to days after charging and promises to charge up to 100% under some few minutes.

With its form of securities, you have the normal screen swipe, passwords, pattern and pin but we will be specializing on the in-display fingerprint sensor.

Its is very disturbing to find out that Samsung and Apple have failed to launch a phone with an Under Display Fingerprint Sensor instead, we have been seeing the iris scanners, Face ID and facial recognition but Vivo did it which is a huge turn on.

For instance, Samsung and Google, placed the fingerprint sensor on the rear of the phone, which can be less convenient. Apple phones are popularly known for the physical home button used for fingerprint sensor but the new iPhone X introduced the Face ID system in order to abandon fingerprint authentication because of the bezels are now thin.

As the “UD” in the name implies, the fingerprint reader here has been moved from the rear side to underneath the display, courtesy of Synaptics’ Clear ID sensor. The Vivo X20 Plus UD, which it announced on Wednesday, is the first commercial phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Issue: The Vivo X20 Plus UD won’t work with THICK Screen protectors

After all the hype and everything, it turns out that, we might be facing a huge problem anyway. Although, the phone screen arrives with a Corning Gorilla Glass protection which the screen protection but using screen guard or protectors will affect it in a great way.

Oh yea, you saw it right. Its more interesting as it was pointed out by Vivo company. Now what we are looking at here is whether a screen protector would get in the way of the in-display fingerprint reader.

Vivo answered correctly, according to them, it all depends: it’s actually fine as long as the screen protector doesn’t exceed a certain thickness, otherwise it will affect the fingerprint’s reflection as seen by Synaptics’ optical sensor. That’s cool anyway.

Alternative to that, the X20 Plus UD will come with a film that works, though if you need a replacement, chances are you’ll have to buy one from Vivo to ensure compatibility.

Another issue here was pointed out by Senior Mobile Editor Chris Velazco that with the in-display fingerprint reader when the screen is scratched or cracked, so it may actually be worth the additional protection on such a device.

Vivo X20 Plus UD

Pricing and Availability

The X20 Plus UD is only being released in China for now, with preorders set to open today. Sooner, China consumers will soon be able to use this cool feature on the new Vivo X20 Plus UD.

The shipping has been slated to commence from February 1st. Which is available today for 3,598 yuan or about $560, £400 or AU$700.

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