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Apple is reportedly working hard on shipping the iPhone 8 with a fingerprint scanner embedded into its display. Chinese smartphone maker Vivo in collaborating with Qualcomm has already demoed a phone last month with a fingerprint scanner integrated into its display.

Now, it looks like Sharp — a Japanese company known more for its TVs in other parts of the world — will beat Apple in launching a phone with a fingerprint scanner embedded into its display.

The leaked photos show that the Sharp Aquos S2 will feature a ‘notch’ design display similar to what Kuo believes the iPhone 8 will have. This design is also similar to what the Essential Phone has, with the front camera sitting right in the middle of the display notch. The display on the handset is reportedly expected to feature a 4K resolution.

Sharp Aquos S2-2
Sharp Quos S34

Another leaked image of the handset reveals that it will come with a vertically arranged dual-camera setup at its rear which is again similar to what the iPhone 8 is rumored to come with.

Sharp has already sent out invites confirming that it will be unveiling the Aquos S2 on August 8. Thus, in all probability, the handset will also end up going on sale before the iPhone 8 is even unveiled by Apple. Given the company’s past track record though, the chances of the Aquos S2 launching outside of Japan are pretty much nil.

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