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Check Out Vivo's N200,000 Smartphone With An On-screen Finger Print Scanner

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Towards the end of 2017, if you’re an ardent follower of tech news, you’d remember that there were rumors about a smartphone by Vivo that actually had a finger print scanner beneath the screen.

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Of course we all would have expected that Samsung or Apple would be the first to do so 😏.. But they failed. 😝

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Synaptics initially displayed the prototype of the VIVO smartphone at the CES event earlier this month.

Now, after much anticipation and some recent teasers, Vivo X20 Plus UD has been launched in China.

The Vivo X20 Plus UD is just an upgraded variant of the original X20 Plus that was launched in September 2017.

What makes it different from others out there is the under-display fingerprint sensor.

Here’s the part I like about this phone – the new sensor is made in such a way it can detect your fingerprint in a few milliseconds and can also work under layers that are up to 1.5mm thick, including the screen protector.

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Synaptics is currently working on producing at least 70 million units of its under-display fingerprint sensor this year.

Coming to the specs, it runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box and has a 6.43 inch AMOLED display which I’d say is quite large. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC clocked at 2.2Ghz. The smartphone comes with 4GB of RAM.

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Vivo X20 Plus UD sports a dual camera setup (12+5MP). On the front, it has 12-megapixel camera sensor. It also comes with 128GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 256Gb via microSD card.

The phone is available for pre-order for just N200,000 /KSH57,800 ($565)

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Vulnerability in RCS messaging could compromise your bank details

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German security company SRLabs has recently discovered a serious security breach that could replace SMS. According to their findings, the RCS protocol has a vulnerability that allows your data to be intercepted.

Hackers could exploit this vulnerability locally or remotely. Among the information they can intercept, we have unique codes that are sent by message in two-factor authentication systems.

One of the applications of these unique codes is in the authorization of bank transactions. This means that in extreme cases your bank details could be compromised due to this vulnerability.

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Android messaging should improve your domain verification system

As SRLabs points out, the most popular application supporting RCS technology is currently Android Messaging. According to its findings, this application does not properly verify domains.

This means that miscreants can spoof caller ID or DNS. Something that could mislead users and provide information they shouldn’t.

Coincidentally or not, Google revealed this week that it will accredit message senders in your app. The idea is for companies to register their contact numbers with Google so that they can validate them when communicating with users. A measure that will certainly reduce the impact of this vulnerability.

What is RCS and its differences from SMS

The acronym RCS stands for Rich Communication Service. Briefly, this protocol allows messages to be sent over the internet. The SMS protocol uses cellular networks to send messages.

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Vivo S5 will have a very peculiar triple rear camera, reveals official image

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We are just a week from the official presentation of Vivo S5, the next mid-range smartphone to be launched by the brand. Now, an official image published on the Chinese social network Weibo, has confirmed several details about the design of this smartphone.

According to the picture, the Vivo S5 will come with a rear ‘quad-chamber’, centred on the rear panel with a diamond shaped module. In addition, it will come with a small punch-hole in its screen, where the front camera will be embedded.

 

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In the diamond-shaped module, three of its four cameras are integrated, and the LED flash. The fourth chamber is positioned immediately below the ‘protrusion’.

In the front panel, we can confirm that you will not have a notch on the screen by choosing a small punch-hole in the upper right corner, where your front camera will be embedded.

Although visible, their margins appear to be quite thin, ensuring an immersive user experience. In addition, an AMOLED screen is confirmed as an on-screen fingerprint reader is present.

Alleged Vivo S5 Specifications

Although not officially confirmed by the manufacturer, certification of the smartphone at TENAA agency eventually revealed the main details about its hardware.

  • 6.44 “inch AMOLED display with Full HD + resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Processor
  • Up to 8GB of RAM
  • Up to 256GB of internal memory
  • Four rear cameras: 48MP + 8MP (ultra wide-angle) + 5MP (depth) + 2MP (macro)
  • 32-megapixel front camera
  • 4,010mAh battery
  • Android 9 (not confirmed)

Regarding its price, there is no information yet. Still, it is expected to arrive at a competitive price, which could possibly be around € 250.

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