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Xiaomi’s New Smartphone Has A Feature That Apple Could Not Accomplish For The iPhone X

Xiaomi new smartphone has a feature that is competing iphone X.

Xiaomi new smartphone has a feature that is competing iPhone X.

It was long speculated before the launch of the iPhone X, that Apple would get rid of Touch ID and replace it with a fingerprint sensor that would be embedded underneath the display. That was later proven wrong when Apple unveiled the Face ID as the replacement and since then the rumours were long forgotten.

Face ID may not be the most accurate facial recognition unlocking system, but it’s still the best as it works in almost every situation. In fact, we’ve gotten too used to it that we generally don’t like to use the fingerprint sensor on other devices we test. Having said that, many users still loved and prefer using Touch ID and of course, Chinese companies sought to beat Apple to implement this feature.

We already know there are a few devices out there that already have this technology working on their smartphones, and a new video surfaced online to showcase the inner workings of the feature. The video was shared on the Chinese social media website Weibo and it shows the Xiaomi Mi 8 working an in-display fingerprint sensor. It works very similar to Vivo’s X20 and you can watch the video below to draw your own conclusions:

What’s surprising to see in the video is that the in-display fingerprint sensor is working extremely fast, especially when compared to the devices we’ve seen with the same feature. The device literally unlocked in less than second, which is quite impressive for a brand new technology. Xiaomi is planning to launch the smartphone in China on May 31st as the name of the device was spotted on the Xiaomi store as well.

Slashleaks was able to showcase the front panel of the Mi 8 and there’s a high chance it may have a 3D facial recognition unlocking system like the iPhone X. Of course, we can see the notch being lifted from the iPhone X, then again which Android smartphone company isn’t doing that at the moment?


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