Global AI software platform company, Elliptic Labs, renowned for its AI Virtual Smart Sensors™ deployed in over 500 million devices, has unveiled a significant partnership with vivo. The collaboration has resulted in the release of the vivo Y100 5G smartphone, tailored for the Chinese market. vivo, a leading global smartphone manufacturer, is set to introduce the vivo Y100 5G, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 695 5G chipset, in line with Elliptic Labs’ earlier announcement.
Laila Danielsen, CEO of Elliptic Labs, expressed the company’s continuous technological leadership, emphasizing its expertise in AI/ML, ultrasound, and sensor fusion. “Our software-based AI Virtual Smart Sensor Platform offers innovations that propel groundbreaking designs from vivo and other leading smartphone makers. Our sustained work with the biggest OEMs delivers devices that are greener, smarter, and more human-friendly.”
The vivo Y100 5G smartphone features Elliptic Labs’ AI Virtual Proximity Sensor, INNER BEAUTY®, which enhances user experience during phone calls. This sensor intelligently detects when a user brings the phone close to their ear, subsequently deactivating the display and disabling touch functionality. This feature ensures that inadvertent actions, like hanging up or dialing numbers, are prevented, while also conserving battery life.
Proximity detection is a fundamental aspect of smartphones, but Elliptic Labs’ AI Virtual Proximity Sensor stands out as a unique, software-only solution. It provides robust proximity detection without relying on dedicated hardware sensors, reducing device costs and mitigating sourcing risks.
INNER BEAUTY, a registered trademark of Elliptic Labs, showcases the company’s commitment to innovation. The AI Virtual Smart Sensor, AI Virtual Proximity Sensor, and AI Virtual Smart Sensor Platform are trademarks that underscore Elliptic Labs’ prowess in delivering intuitive, sustainable, and cost-effective sensor solutions.
About Elliptic Labs:
Elliptic Labs is a global enterprise with a focus on the smartphone, laptop, IoT, and automotive markets. Established in 2006 as a research spin-off from Norway’s Oslo University, the company employs patented software, AI, ultrasound, and sensor fusion to deliver a wide array of sensory experiences, including 3D gestures, proximity detection, presence sensing, and even physiological indicators like breathing and heartbeat. Elliptic Labs’ scalable AI Virtual Smart Sensor Platform™ has revolutionized sensor technology, creating software-only sensors that are not only sustainable and cost-effective but have also been integrated into hundreds of millions of devices worldwide. The company is unique in its ability to deliver AI-based detection capabilities using software, ultrasound, and sensor fusion at scale. In March 2022, Elliptic Labs joined the main listing of Oslo Børs.
Elliptic Labs is headquartered in Norway and maintains a presence in the USA, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. The company’s technology and intellectual property are developed in Norway and are wholly owned by Elliptic Labs.