Vivo X20 Plus UD With In-Screen Fingerprint Reader Certified

The Vivo X20 Plus UD has been certified by China's telecommunications regulator TENAA, implying it will soon go on sale in the Far Eastern country. A device believed to be the Vivo X20 Plus UD was showcased by Vivo at CES 2018 and is the first smartphone to feature a fingerprint scanner beneath its display. The smartphone's TENAA listing doesn't reveal anything about the device other than the fact that it's likely to succeed the Vivo X20 Plus smartphone that was announced in China last year.

The Vivo X20 Plus UD is expected to come with specifications similar to those of the Vivo X20 Plus, including a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with a 1,080 x 2,160 (FHD+) resolution, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660 SoC, and 4GB of RAM. The storage configuration might change, though, as the Vivo X20 Plus UD is expected to come with an internal storage capacity of 128GB, compared to the Vivo X20 Plus and its 64GB of internal storage. The battery capacity will also be smaller at 3,080mAh, but other rumored specifications remain the same. On the rear, it will feature a dual-camera setup consisting of a 12-megapixel primary camera and 5-megapixel secondary module, while a 12-megapixel sensor will handle selfie photography on the front, according to recent reports.

The Vivo X20 Plus UD is expected to ship with a price tag of approximately 3,698 yuan ($574) and may be available in Black, Gold, Black Gold, and Pink Gold color variants. The UD in the device's moniker is most likely an acronym of the term "under display" and hence references the location of its fingerprint reader. This type of fingerprint technology for smartphones has been in the works for a long time now but is only expected to be commercialized later this year. Besides Vivo, Samsung and Apple are both reportedly pushing hard to implement in-screen fingerprint readers into their upcoming smartphones meant to be released in 2018. There's currently no word on when the Vivo X20 Plus UD might be released but the appearance of its TENAA certificate suggests that might in the coming weeks, even though it remains to be seen whether the smartphone eventually makes its way outside of China.

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