Vivo’s new flagship has a bigger and better in-screen fingerprint sensor

Vivo has announced its latest flagship X80 Pro, and its biggest new hardware feature is a large in-screen fingerprint sensor. The active area is much larger than the tiny sensors found on most Android phones these days, which means it’s easy to unlock the phone without looking at the screen to align your thumbs.

The scanner has many advantages besides being physically large. Instead of multiple taps like on regular phones, each finger can be registered with a single tap on the screen. It will work very quickly even if your hands or screen are wet. A large surface area means the phone can be configured to require two fingerprints at the same time for additional authentication.

The “3D Ultrasonic Large Fingerprint Sensor” technology actually comes from Qualcomm, which calls it “3D Sonic Max”. calumny It’s included in the latest phone from iQOO, a gaming-focused subsidiary of Vivo. The X80 Pro represents the largest deployment of this technology to date.

As a company, Vivo has done more than anything else to popularize in-display fingerprint sensors. The world’s first implementation on the dispatch phone In 2018. Vivo proved large-scale scanning surfaces “Apex” Concept PhonesIncluding a The “full screen” version of your 2019 modelBut the X80 Pro was one of the first commercial devices to be bigger than the tip of your thumb.

Vivo is more and more known these days for its powerful camera and is focusing more on the X80 Pro. The Zeiss-branded camera hardware (with the T* brand coating on the lenses) is the same as we saw with the X70 Pro Plus last year, although the Plus version of the Vivo X80 Pro has not yet been announced. The gigantic photo bomb houses a 50-megapixel main sensor, a 48-megapixel ultra-vacuum, a 12-megapixel 2x telephoto lens and an 8-megapixel 5x periscope. One difference is that the 2x lens now uses Vivo’s Kimble-style optical stabilization.

It uses a new custom imaging chip called Vivo V1 Plus. Like Oppo’s MariSilicon X chip released earlier this year, the V1 Plus hardware is designed to handle image processing in difficult situations such as night video capture. Another processing-intensive utility box on the X80 Pro is the “Cinema Video Bokeh” mode, designed to mimic the oval bokeh seen in scenes with shallow depth of field on Zeiss anomorph lenses. Vivo claims the chip helps reduce power consumption.

Other specs of the X80 Pro are typical of the 2022 flagship Android phone. It has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The display is a 6.78-inch 1440p curved OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. The battery is 4,700mAh and charges up to 80W via cable or 50W wirelessly via the charging system Vivo’s proprietary flash.

We still don’t have pricing information or regional releases for the X80 Pro. It will reach Vivo’s regular markets in India, Europe and East Asia.

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