The facial recognition technology is expected to be the talk of the town in 2018 after the iPhone X’s shift to Face ID. According to some new reports, Xiaomi’s forthcoming Mi7 might be one of the first smartphones to trench fingerprint sensor technology in favor of facial recognition. The phone is expected to sport 3D face sensing technology. A different report also claims that the Xiaomi Mi 7 will feature an on-screen which is also known as under-display fingerprint sensor.

Face Unlock Technology For Xiaomi

The upcoming Xiaomi Mi 7 might be the first smartphone to follow the Apple’s footsteps withintegrating facial recognition instead of the earlier fingerprint sensing technology. The report from My Drivers also suggests that Xiaomi is not showing any interest in the upcoming display of fingerprint sensorandrevealed that Xiaomi is ditching the technology completely. Vivo and Huawei are rumored to use the same technology in their upcoming products.

Nevertheless, another report by GizChina found that an on-screen fingerprint scanner on the Mi 7. This establishes the fact that nothing is confirmed and people will have to wait for further updates to get a clear picture.

Some smartphones including the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T and Honor View 10 have now showed up with new features like facial recognition. They are expected to have some new features in 2018. Unlike Apple’s iPhone X, these Android smartphones are expected to have both fingerprint sensors and 3D face sensors technologies.

The upcoming Xiaomi Mi 7 is also said to sport a 6-inch bezel-less 18:9 OLED display and a rear dual camera setup. If this report is true, it will make the Mi7 a significant upgrade from the 5.15-inch LCD display on Xiaomi Mi 6. Furthermore, the Xiaomi Mi 7 may also be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and will be launched in Q1 2018.

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