Xiaomi To Ditch Fingerprint Sensor in Mi 7 And Use Face Unlock: Report

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Back in June when Qualcomm announced its in-display fingerprint scanner tech, I became curious to see phones with an in-display fingerprint scanner. But Apple changed the whole scene by ditching Touch ID for Face ID. Like always, other smartphone manufacturers would follow the same trend soon.

Now a Chinese tech website My Drivers reported that Xiaomi is also not interested in in-display fingerprint scanner and working to add a 3D-sensing Face unlock system. The report didn’t confirm whether Xiaomi will develop its own facial recognition system or use something from its partner.

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Xiaomi will be using a full frontal 18:9 display. So, it could either move fingerprint sensor on the back or completely remove it. Xiaomi has already confirmed Snapdragon 845 in Mi 7. It is expected to have a 5.7-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio and dual rear camera.

Huawei and LG are also rumored to bring a 3D facial recognition. Huawei is even working on Animoji like feature as well. It already teased depth-camera system that claims to be more powerful and accurate than iPhone X’s Face ID.

Earlier this month, Synaptics announced the mass production of fingerprints under the screen and confirmed that Vivo will be the first one to use an under-display fingerprint. Xiaomi was also expected to use the same, but the new report has come with something different.

These are just rumors. We need to wait for few more months to get more details before Xiaomi officially launches Mi 7.

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