Vivo's new flagship phone features a bigger and better fingerprint sensor

Vivo's new flagship phone features a bigger and better fingerprint sensor


Vivo announced its latest flagship phone, the Vivo X80 Pro, and one of its newest features in the gear is a larger fingerprint sensor built into the bottom of the screen.

And the active area of ​​the sensor is much larger than the small sensors found on most Android phones. This means that it is easy to unlock the phone without looking at the screen to align your thumb.

The scanner has many advantages beyond just being physically larger. And you can register each finger with a single tap across the screen, rather than having to lift and tap multiple times like with traditional phones.

It also works very quickly, even if your hands or the screen are wet. The larger surface area also means you can set up the phone to require two simultaneous fingerprints for an extra layer of authentication.

The technology of the large 3D ultrasonic fingerprint sensor comes from Qualcomm, which it calls 3D Sonic Max.

Qualcomm has promoted its inclusion in a recent phone from the iQOO sub-brand of gaming-focused company Vivo.

Vivo has made great efforts as a company to popularize under-display fingerprint sensors, which first introduced them on its phone released in 2018.

Vivo has offered larger surface areas in Apex concept phones. But the Vivo X80 Pro is one of the first commercial devices to ship with a scanning unit larger than the tip of your thumb.

The company is also known for its camera prowess these days, and it's putting a big emphasis on that with the Vivo X80 Pro.

Vivo promises huge leaps in camera performance

The phone comes with a quad rear camera with a main lens with a 50-megapixel GNV sensor and OIS optical image stabilization, a 48-megapixel ultra-wide lens, a 12-megapixel portrait lens with a capacity of 2x and an 8-megapixel periscope lens with a capacity of 5x.

There is a 32-megapixel front camera. Vivo offers a custom imaging chip called the V1 Plus, which uses an integrated system of artificial intelligence to create professional-level visual enhancements.

This chip is designed to handle image processing in challenging situations such as shooting video at night, similar to Oppo's MariSilicon X chip that was introduced earlier this year.

Vivo says the chip also allows for reduced power consumption. The phone has a feature called artificial intelligence video enhancement.

This feature allows the device to automatically select the correct mode for lighting conditions, prompting users to choose between HDR video and night mode depending on the scenario.

The phone also includes a new feature called Camera Panning. This feature provides vertical motion tracking technology. The company says the technology can reduce motion blur caused by camera shake.

Furthermore, the phone brings a blend of Zeiss optics and cinematic-style video through the Zeiss Cinematic Video Bokeh feature.

The phone also includes the Zeiss Natural Color 2.0 feature that uses an AI perception engine. Vivo says it improves color accuracy and can automatically reproduce natural colors to improve exposure and white balance as well as color brightness, making images look more realistic and natural — similar to the way the eye perceives a scene.

Vivo also promotes the night scene effects possible in Zeiss Superb Night Camera. And the phone can capture the night scenes of the city clearly with the feature of Pure Night View.

Leading specifications for the new phone

Other specs of the Vivo X80 Pro are typical of the 2022 Android flagship. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. There is 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS3.1 storage.

The screen is also a 6.78-inch curved OLED panel with a resolution of 1440 pixels with a refresh rate of 120 Hz.

The battery capacity is 4700 mAh, and it supports 80W wired charging and 50W wireless charging through the company's FlashCharge system.

In addition, the phone uses an ultra-large liquid cooling vapor chamber that allows for maximum cooling surface area. This helps maintain phone performance even during long video recording sessions.

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