The race to embed a fingerprint sensor under the glass of the front display of a smartphone has been fairly well documented over the course of the year. While Apple has been fairly mum about the subject, Samsung openly admitted that time ran out to include the technology on its recently released Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Now, it appears that it might be neither of those companies that will bring the feature to the masses, but instead, a relative unknown.
According to Jiutang Pan, a researcher that tracks the Chinese mobile supply chain, it could be technology company Vivo that brings the fingerprint sensor under the display to retail first. If the report is to be believed, the firm could release a smartphone with the unique technology within the next few months. If you are unfamiliar with Vivo, the firm manufactures smartphones and was founded quite recently in 2009. While it primarily distributes its phones in China, it has also branched out to India, Thailand, and Indonesia.
Although there are many handsets on the horizon, it will be interesting to see which firm is indeed the first to produce a handset with this unique and coveted feature.