Xiaomi is trying to blend in the role of a market disruptor with its low prices and aggressive marketing, but the company is catching up to competitors on the technology and innovation side. While it wasnt the first company to introduce a notch or a waterdrop cutout or a tall screen or dual cameras, Xiaomi is now aiming to change that.
Lin Bin, the president and co-founder of Xiaomi, posted a video on Weibo, demonstrating a fingerprint scanning area of the smartphone which is way bigger than the current solution. You can set up your finger with only one tap and then unlock the locked screen with pressing pretty much everywhere.
According to Lin Bin, the unlocking area is 50 mm by 25 mm, which is more than five times the UD area now and over 15 times the standard scanner on the back, used by Xiaomi. And its not only big – it is fast and reliable, at least according to the video. We even see someone unlocking the phone without looking at the screen, meaning the whole screen is practically a scanner.
While the technology looks great and is clearly tested on a phone with a Xiaomi Mi 8 front, Bin says if the innovation has great reception among fans, the company will consider placing the scanner in future devices. Until then well have the vivo APEX concept to keep us warm at night.
Source (in Chinese)