Not exactly affordable, the $525 or so Vivo X21 is not exorbitantly priced either for what it brings to India, in-display fingerprint recognition included.
Samsung reportedly wants its in-display fingerprint scanner to be significantly more accurate and durable than existing optical solutions, thus holding it off for the Galaxy S10 next year.
We're not sure this will even be called the Samsung Galaxy S10, but it's probably codenamed "Beyond", and it may not be able to implement 3D sensing facial recognition technology.
Up for grabs only in China at the moment, the groundbreaking Vivo X21 with under-display fingerprint recognition technology is set to expand to Singapore later this week, also heading to other "global" markets in the near future.
It's not just Samsung, but Huawei and other Chinese smartphone vendors that are trying hard to make in-display fingerprint recognition work, as 3D facial authentication methods remain expensive and risky.
Samsung probably hasn't decided yet if the Galaxy Note 9 will adopt under-display fingerprint recognition technology or not, and insiders believe yes is still very much an option.
In case it wasn't already abundantly clear, the OnePlus 6 is likely to embrace the notch, similar to the OPPO R15 and Vivo X21. The latter also features in-display fingerprint recognition in one variant.
A fingerprint scanner embedded directly into the screen of an upcoming Nokia 9 smartphone could be its key selling point, alongside a dreamy penta-lens camera setup.
One of the renowned analysts who expected Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 to be able to implement in-display fingerprint recognition tech in the first place no longer believes that's the case.
Vivo already has the world's second smartphone with in-display fingerprint recognition technology slated for an official announcement, as well as an iPhone X-aping V9.
The Vivo APEX is likely to be the most innovative device showcased at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, but unfortunately, it's just a non-commercial concept.
What's good for Vivo may not be good enough for Samsung, which is reportedly sticking to a conventional fingerprint reader mounted on the back of the Galaxy Note 9 due to in-display development woes.
With the official Galaxy S9 and S9+ launch right around the corner, and their full details already revealed, it's time to check out a bunch of leaked components lending further credence to all the rumors.
We still have no idea if the Vivo X20 Plus UD will ever launch outside of China, but at least domestically, the world's first phone with in-display fingerprint recognition is right around the corner.
A few days after the CES 2018 debut of the world's first smartphone with in-display fingerprint recognition, the handset's name and specs have been revealed by Tenaa.
We tried out the world's first "full-production" smartphone with on-display fingerprint recognition at CES 2018, and the biometric sensor was surprisingly fast.
In-display fingerprint recognition technology is "ready to produce", although we still don't know much else about Vivo's groundbreaking smartphone demoed at CES 2018.
That "top five" OEM looking to demonstrate a "Tier 1 customer phone" with a fully working in-screen fingerprint scanner at CES 2018 is actually Vivo.
Synaptics has a game-changing new Clear ID fingerprint sensor ready for production with a "top five" OEM. Can you say Samsung Galaxy S9?
Samsung still has all the time in the world to reconsider, but trying to embed a fingerprint scanner into the screen of the Galaxy S9 isn't worth the risks.
A 2016 patent suggests Samsung could mount a fingerprint scanner on a Galaxy S9 screen cutout at the bottom. But don't take that for granted.
The all-new Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensor for Display sounds like everything Samsung needs to get rid of awkwardly placed rear-mounted scanners.
It sounds highly unlikely, but it looks legit on video: the world's first smartphone with a screen-embedded fingerprint sensor may come from Vivo.