That bonkers APEX concept is about to materialize in two phones with in-display fingerprint recognition and super-slim bezels, called Vivo NEX and NEX S.
It looks like that oft-rumored Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone will be joined to market by a smaller, slightly lower-end Mi 8 SE with an iPhone X-style notch of its own and a Snapdragon 710 processor. The Mi Band 3 is also coming.
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.
Just in case the fast-approaching Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone didn't feel exciting enough, a freshly leaked video appears to confirm both in-display fingerprint recognition and an eye-catching translucent backplate.
To celebrate the company's eight anniversary, an ultra-high-end Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone will be unveiled on May 31, possibly with in-display fingerprint recognition and 3D facial scanning in tow.
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 highly advanced 3D sensing solution is reportedly in the works for Samsung's Galaxy S10 (or Galaxy X) next year to go after Face ID speed, security and reliability on the iPhone X.
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.
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?
Is Face ID on the iPhone X not as impenetrable as Apple claims? Maybe, but tricking the facial recognition tech is hardly possible at home.
Vivo seems more and more likely to beat both Samsung and Apple to the commercial under-glass fingerprint recognition punch with the Xplay 7.