Vivo carriers the credits for being the first smartphone brand to make use of the Synaptics Clear ID under-display fingerprint sensor. Well, the talk is about the Vivo X20 Plus UD. While the other companies such as Apple and Samsung are struggling to come up with such smartphones, it looks like Vivo is already working on another device with an in-screen fingerprint sensor.
A photo of a mysterious Vivo smartphone has been leaked on Weibo. From the leaked photo, it looks like the device will have a very high screen-to-body ratio that was never seen before. Also, it is believed to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor.
As of now, there is no information regarding the specifications and name of this unknown Vivo smartphone. The photo shows that the bottom has a relatively thicker bezel while those are the sides and top are pretty thin. This shows that the screen-to-body ratio will be over 95%. The screen size of this smartphone remains unknown but it looks like the aspect ratio of the display will be 18:9 as the display appears to be elongated.
As the top bezel is quite thin, it looks like there is not enough room for the selfie camera, sensors and earpiece. We have already seen such a situation with the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 that made the company position the selfie camera at the bottom bezel. However, Vivo appears to have taken a different route as there appears to no selfie camera at the bottom bezel.
At a time when selfies have become the trend and other manufacturers coming up with selfie-centric smartphones, the absence of a front-facing camera sensor on this alleged Vivo smartphone makes us doubt the authenticity of this leaked photo. However, there is a possibility for this smartphone to have a single rear camera with the flip-up functionality so that it can double as the selfie camera too.
Given that manufacturers are trying to find numerous ways to launch smartphones with slim bezels, it looks like it is possible for Vivo to announce a smartphone with the flip-up camera. This does not seem to be feasible in the near future though. Let's wait for more details regarding this smartphone to surface online.