The issue with the in-display fingerprint scanner may have been rectified with the Vivo X80 Pro

There's a new flagship smartphone from Vivo, and it boasts a long list of features.

Vivo X80 Pro is equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, a 6.78-inch 120Hz AMOLED display, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage with an extremely fast, 80W wired charging and 50W wireless charging.

For Vivo, the Zeiss-branded camera is the center of attention. Its main sensor has a 50-megapixel resolution, a 48-megapixel wide sensor, a 12-megapixel sensor especially designed for portrait shots, and an 8-megapixel periscope camera that has 5x optical zoom.

The front of the phone is occupied by a single 8-megapixel camera. In terms of the upgrade, the most notable is the 12-megapixel camera which is gimbal-based and offers optical stabilization, which should especially be noticeable when taking videos.

The cameras are supported by Vivo's V1+ imaging chip, which applies artificial intelligence.

Vivo's 3D Ultrasonic Large Fingerprint Sensor is one particular feature that stands out. It unlocks the phone in 0.2 seconds, according to Vivo. The Verge claims it makes a big difference, with a larger area you can tap on, faster operation, and faster registration with just one finger press.

For extra security, you can set the phone so that you must press two fingerprints simultaneously to unlock it. This is a feature we have never prior to seen on any mobile device.

So many phones today have crappy in-display fingerprint sensors. The X80 Pro finally sounds like something we might actually use without complaining.

Vivo was the first phone maker to ship a phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor, and it's great to see the company is still thinking outside the box.

The phone runs Vivo's Funtouch OS 12 on top of Android 12. Other notable features include dual stereo speakers and support for 5G.

Besides the X80 Pro, Vivo also launched the X80, which is slightly less powerful. While it is the same size, it is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 processor, has only three rear cameras (50/12/12-megapixels, without the periscope camera), and does not support wireless charging.

Vivo X80s will come in Cosmic Black and Urban Blue, while the more powerful X80 Pro will only come in Cosmic Black. Pricing and availability have not been announced.

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