Vivo has just confirmed that the Vivo X20 Plus UD handset will be announced on January 24 in China, at 7:30PM (local time), which means that a recent rumor was spot on. For those of you who are not familiar with this smartphone, the Vivo X20 Plus UD will be the first smartphone to ship with an in-display fingerprint scanner. This handset was demonstrated by Vivo and Synaptics at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this month. Back then, the device did not have a name, but it seems like its name will be the Vivo X20 Plus UD after all.
The Vivo X20 Plus UD is basically just the Vivo X20 Plus with an in-display fingerprint scanner. The Vivo X20 Plus was announced back in September last year with really thin bezels, and we were actually able to play around with the Vivo X20 Plus UD at CES 2018, so the design is basically confirmed, as that was the final design of the phone. Synaptics is providing Vivo with its ‘Clear ID’ fingerprint scanners to put into the Vivo X20 Plus UD units, and this in-display fingerprint scanner is basically placed below the display itself. If you tilt the phone to the right angle while the display is turned off, you can actually see that fingerprint sensor through the display. In any case, the ‘Clear ID’ fingerprint scanner requires an OLED panel in order to function, and the Vivo X20 Plus UD will ship with a 6.43-inch fullHD+ Super AMOLED display. In order to work, you’ll need to wait for a fingerprint icon to appear on the display, after which you’ll need to place your finger on it. This essentially means that you’ll either be required to power on the display, or raise the phone from a table in order to get this fingerprint icon to pop up on the display. It will also pop up if you need to make a payment of some sort, presuming you’ve opted to enable the fingerprint scanner in such situations.
The Vivo X20 Plus UD was actually certified by TENAA (China’s equivalent to the FCC) about a week ago, though the phone’s spec were not confirmed by that listing. In any case, the Vivo X20 Plus UD will almost certainly sport the same specs as the Vivo X20 Plus. Aside from the display details we’ve already mentioned, the device will ship with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. The device will be fueled by the Snapdragon 660 64-bit octa-core processor, while it will pack in a 3,900mAh non-removable battery. 12 and 5-megapixel shooters will be included on the back of the phone, while a single 12-megapixel camera will be placed on the front side of this phone.