And no, it will not be the Mi 7 . An exclusive of the people of XDA-Developers , confirms that…
And no, it will not be the Mi 7 . An exclusive of the people of XDA-Developers , confirms that Xiaomi is working on a new high-performance terminal, whose differential detail will be the inclusion of a fingerprint reader located under the screen , technology that, until now, we have only seen in a pair of devices from the Chinese giant BBK Electronics , and the recent Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design .
This news comes to us when we still have a hangover from the presentation of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S , the first big bet of the company in 201. And it is that apparently, the filtered firmware of one of the future terminals of the Asian giant, points to the existence of a new high-end terminal, which will incorporate a biometric sensor under the front panel.
Only a few months ago, a source supposedly close to the company, assured what Xiaomi was not ready to integrate a fingerprint reader under the screen in the Mi 7 , although they would make up for the lack of a hardware-based facial recognition system, similar to Apple’s Face ID and its iPhone X.
Now, based on the data extracted from the filtered firmware, we know that Xiaomi has been working on two different high-end phones , one of them, probably, the Mi 7 that should be presented in a few months. The internal names of both devices are dipper Y dipperold , being dipper the model that will see the light, while dipperold is the Mi 7 that, for some reason, was canceled by Xiaomi to start from scratch its development, which has caused a delay in its presentation.
And this is precisely where the first clues about the fingerprint reader appear under the screen. Excerpts from the file code build.prop of both terminals, show that, although the model dipper has a conventional FPC fingerprint reader, and a classic in Xiaomi- phones, in the canceled version it was shown that the fingerprint reader was a component of Synaptics – the brand that has already brought readers under the screen to the rest of terminals- and Goodix. Further, the terminal code refers to the sensor as goodix_fod , where fod it would mean “fingerprint on display”.
But if we said that the model dipperold has been canceled, is not it possible that Xiaomi has suspended its plan to integrate a fingerprint reader under the screen? Yes, but the people at XDA have discovered that Xiaomi is working on a second terminal under the name ursa , whose technical section would be formed by a Snapdragon 845 processor, 4000 mAh battery and OLED screen -technology necessary to incorporate a reader of this type- with a ‘notch’ on its top, and the same type of sensor Goodix_fod that has been discovered in the model code dipperold .
But that is not all. Thanks to the archives drawable extracted from the code of the mentioned telephone dipperold , since XDA have recreated he layout of the future terminal of Xiaomi with fingerprint reader under the screen and notch . In the image above these lines, you can see how a suggestion appears on the screen, which encourages the user to rest his finger on a hole in the screen to unlock it.
To date, it is unknown what is the model of Xiaomi that will eventually integrate a Synaptics reader located under the OLED screen, although a supposed Mi 7 Pro or Mi 7 Plus would have all the ballots to be chosen . Be that as it may, I am afraid that new details will continue to appear as the weeks go by. We will keep you informed about it.
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