Apple, like it or not, launched several innovations on the market when it introduced the iPhone X, innovations that have not always been well received by the general public (such as the notch), but among which were quite interesting things like facial unlocking 3d Now it seems that Xiaomi will be the first to give the kick-off to this technology in the Android world, and it will, of course, with the Xiaomi Mi 7.
And we have already told you before that Xiaomi will include a camera similar to the “Truedepth” of the iPhone X in its next flagship, a camera that will take a little longer to be among us.
And is that the latest reports suggest that there is a problem with the vendors of 3D sensors that is making Android handset manufacturers think twice before including 3D facial recognition on their devices. For those who are not very focused on the subject, this type of technology makes a 3D scan of the user’s face, which allows the unlocking to work independently of the beard, glasses, hair or any other accessory that we can carry
And is that the combination of software and hardware necessary to take forward this technology is not easy to debug, being an alliance between Qualcomm, Himax Technologies and Truly Opto-electronics which would have the most advanced development at this point.
The problem with this last solution is that it only works together with Snapdragon 845, so this technology would be limited only to the most powerful terminals of some companies. If we take into account that Samsung and Huawei are using proprietary SoCs, the truth is that few terminals will include 3D facial recognition this year, the Xiaomi Mi 7 being one of them and having to wait until 2019 to see this technology in Samsung terminals.
For now it is difficult to know if Xiaomi will lead the “change” or if some other Chinese manufacturer will advance, so if there was little “hype” with the next Xiaomi Mi7, this only makes it increase a little more.
We remind you that the Xiaomi Mi7 will presumably come to the market with OLED screen of 18: 9 , 7.5 w wireless fast charge, one SoC Snapdragon 845 and a battery of 4000 mAh.