Chinese analyst Pan Jiutang, however, believes that Vivo will outrun the companies in launching a smartphone with an optical fingerprint sensor. The Korean giant recently announced that starting this week, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus owners in the United States can sign up to test the preview version of its Bixby voice assistant. The location makes it a bit impractical to use and often leads to accidental smudges on the camera, but rumors hinted at an in-display fingerprint sensor for the Galaxy Note 8. The leaked video showing the Vivo smartphone with in-display fingerprint sensor may, however, debut at the MWC Shanghai on June 28.
The latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks reveal the purported front panel, benchmark results, a top-end variant with 8 GB of RAM, and more. Samsung is allowing only a limited number of participants in the preview program so you might want to hurry if you're really looking forward to trying out Samsung's virtual assistant. Interested users can go to Samsung's US website to begin testing the virtual assistant by entering their Samsung Account email address, agreeing with the terms and conditions, and confirming Galaxy S8 or S8+ ownership.
Vivo might not be as popular as Apple or Samsung, but the company is selling a lot of phones. Vivo was able to sell 26 million units just during the first quarter of 2017.
The pioneering design and key features show that Samsung has done hard work in re-designing the upcoming smartphone.
Aside from Vivo, other Chinese manufacturers appear to be stepping up their game as well. Of course, Sammy will definitely throw in a few tweaks to make the phone unique, among them a redesigned rear panel that features a dual-lens camera and a better-placed fingerprint scanner (no in-display fingerprint scanner just yet). Huawei might include it next year for the Huawei P11.