Xiaomi was earlier selling accessories, fitness bands, power banks, and since 2015. It waited for two years and grew its portfolio to enter the European market. The brand launched Mi A1 and Mix 2 Smartphones in 2017. It filed a patent for fingerprint technology, which allows users to use the fingerprint sensor from any place.
A fingerprint detector positioned under the screen has been a practice followed in the Android market for the last two years. As it is hard to innovate on the biometric sensor, the technology hasn’t been progressive for a while.
From the Chinese trader database, one insider from the nation got the patent of new fingerprint technology. It grants permission to the user to employ the fingerprint sensor in any part of the display.
It is a piece of great news for the end-user. You don’t have to try a couple of times to unlock the Smartphone. It likewise eliminates the need for the user to place the finger under the fingerprint sensor and unlock it.
Hence, you can unlock the Smartphone from any part of the screen.
In its patent, the brand shows the fingerprint sensor technology works. It reveals that the Smartphone has an array of light (LED) transmitters. It has transmitters above the AMOLED display and under the touch-based layer.
All the receivers and LED transmitters act as the building blocks of the touch-sensitive detector.
All that you should know is about the under-screen fingerprint of the upcoming Xiaomi models.
As the user wants to scan the fingerprint on the Smartphone’s display, he needs to touch the screen with his finger. The responsive touch screen registers the finger-touch, it records the pattern and shape of the fingers.
Nevertheless, the sensors won’t get illuminated at this moment. The infrared light will reflect as it comes in contact with the fingertip. The data of the infrared speed maps out the shape of the finger.
It compares the fingerprint details to see if the impression matches the one saved by the user. If it matches, the users can unlock the handset from any part of the display.
It is worth noting that Huawei submitted a fingerprint patent of its Smartphone technology back in August 2020.
It covered six international markets including China, Japan, Europe, India, Korea, and the US. The technology didn’t get announced yet, which may get triggered by supply sanctions towards the brand.
Which Smartphone will have the tech?
We don’t have much information when Xiaomi includes the new technology in its handsets. Another question that surfaces the context is whether the brand will exploit it for its flagship devices. Would the company be open to using it on handsets across price points?
Reportedly, Xiaomi is working on its under-display snapper with a resolution of more than 20 MP. We don’t know much about the device that will make use of the technology. With the inclusion, Xiaomi is planning to reduce the quality gap under standard selfie snappers and under-screen Smartphone cameras.
For more updates, stay tuned.