Compared to its Chinese rivals, Xiaomi has been slower to adopt the in-display fingerprint sensor. Except its high-end variants of the Mi 8 series, none of the Xiaomi smartphones have the in-display fingerprint sensor. Now we have got to know that Xiaomi is working on an advanced version of this technology. Lin Bin, the co-founder of Xiaomi has been reportedly seen in a video demonstrating a prototype phone with a new larger in-display fingerprint sensor. We have learnt that this fingerprint sensor has an active area of 25x50mm.
Users can tap anywhere in order to unlock the phone, unlike in previous phones where the fingerprint scanner was small enough to fit just one finger in it. This advanced version will be able to unlock the phone with a single tap rather than holding the scanner, which had to be done in earlier generation smartphones. To speak about the fingerprint sensors, there is more to the story when we pay attention to other brands. And we mean phenomenal, next-generation technology.
Vivo showcased a concept phone called the Apex that featured a “half-screen” sensor. The phone was showcased during last year’s Mobile World Congress. According to The Verge, it is more like a third of the touchscreen in reality. To recall, Vivo incorporated the in-display fingerprint sensors last year, and tech-giant Samsung began following this trend later. Oppo announced this week it will launch a few phones that will have fingerprint sensors 15 times bigger than that of their predecessors.
The fingerprint sensor in the display is a good innovation and it gives any mobile a much cleaner and smoother look, since it takes out the regular fingerprint scanner dig from the back of the smartphone. We reckon with the display technology becoming more advance the fingerprint scanner will also find better use. Like double tapping or press and hold for activating some features of the smartphone. At the moment what users are looking at is that the in-display fingerprint reader should open their smartphone very-very quickly. Which is not the case in many smartphones.