Xiaomi has remained late to adopt in-display fingerprint sensors technology while its rival companies like Oppo and Vivo introduced in-display tech much earlier. Flagship Mi 8 pro is the only phone which has the Xiaomi new in-display fingerprint sensors, but according to a Weibo postby the president and co-founder Lin Bin the company is working on much advance implementation of the technology.
In the previous tech, the display sensors only read a small area of your screen which means you have to very specific about where you tap your finger and almost makes it impossible to unlock the screen without looking at the screen. Talking about Lin’s post which includes a video demonstrating a prototype phone with a new fingerprint sensor that has an active area of 25 x 50mm.
It means that users can unlock the phone by tapping anywhere within a much wider region than the thumbprint-sized scanners found on several phones released last year. Now it gives you much ease as you don’t have to look at the phone for the location of the scanner while picking up your phone. Lin also said that the Xiaomi new sensors are capable of waking and unlock the phone with only a single tap.
Though Xiaomi is not the only company working on large in-display fingerprint sensors. Last year Vivo showcased a concept phone named the Apex which featured a “half-screen” sensor it was more like a third in reality but missing the nex which is the shipping version of Apex. Moreover, this week Oppo also announced that they are working on a new phone with display fingerprint sensors that are 15 times larger than the previous technology, the company did not provide the dimensions yet.
Lin has not said when the company will release this version of the phone, but other Chinese companies like Vivo adopt in-display fingerprint tech last year, and it is said that the international competitor Samsung will soon release phone equipped with this technology.