27-12-2017 Vanshika Malhotra
Will 3D Facial recognition, instead of in-display fingerprint scanner be fruitful for Xiaomi?
While tech companies are planning to go under-the-display with fingerprint sensors, Chinese company Xiaomi is expected to incorporate its next flagship, dubbed the Mi 7 with advanced facial recognition.
According to a post on Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo, Xiaomi Mi 7, much like the iPhone X’s Face ID could come with 3D face unlock, for which the company is in talks with the companies such as Qualcomm, Truly Opto-Electronics, and Himax Technologies.
Additionally, Xiaomi currently doesn’t have plans of under-the-display fingerprint scanner integration in its smartphones. However, other companies such as Vivo and Huawei will launch smartphones with the tech, in early 2018.
As for the hardware specs, the successor to the Mi 6- the Xiaomi Mi 7 is tipped to come with a 5.65-inch display which is expected to be of the ‘bezel-less’ clan and come with an aspect ratio rated at 18:9. The smartphone could be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile platform and feature dual rear cameras with support for AI-based camera features. However, the camera configuration still remains unknown. The Mi 7 is likely to run Android 8.0 Oreo with the company’s MIUI 9.0 on top.
Additionally, the Mi 7 could have an elder sibling, allegedly called the Mi 7 Plus which could come with a bigger screen size and other upgraded specs.
Since the aforementioned details are rumours, we advise you take them with a grain of salt. Xiaomi is expected to bring the Mi 7 to life in April 2018. Therefore, stay tuned for more information.