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This Vivo phone could launch a smartphone trend

We get the lowdown at CES 2018.

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Jessica Dolcourt

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Vivo's unnamed phone is the first to integrate a fingerprint reader in the screen.

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This feature had been rumored to appear in the Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone X, but didn't.

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When your phone is locked, you press your finger on the part of the screen where a physical button would be.

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It lights up to capture an image of your print, then unlocks the phone and gets out of the way.

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This technology lets the full display take up almost all of the phone face, without making you reach for a sensor on the back.

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The tech, made by Synaptics, technically lives beneath the display. 

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Here's a look at the actual sensor that goes into the phone. Expect to see more of this design pick up in 2018. Read more about it here.

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