Video shows in-display fingerprint reader on Xiaomi Mi 8?



A video discovered on weibo by tipster Slashleaks, is said to show an in-display fingerprint scanner in use on the Xiaomi Mi 8. That's right, Xiaomi is jumping straight from the Mi 6 to the Mi 8 according to the latest reports. The device is said to include a facial recognition feature similar to the Apple iPhone X's Face ID, and should be powered by the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. The Mi 8 is expected to carry 8GB of RAM, 64GB of native storage, support for wireless charging and a 4000mAh battery. MIUI 9 will also makes its debut on the handset, according to the rumors.

Keep in mind that the video at the top of the story runs for only three seconds; blink and you'll miss it. Also, there is no proof that what we are actually looking at is an in-display biometric reader and the Xiaomi Mi 8. So take this all with the proverbial grain of salt.

Xiaomi is expected to unveil the Mi 8 at the end of this month, along with its third generation Mi Band. Last week, we passed along images that claim to show the front panel of the Mi 8 and the phone's retail box.

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12 Comments

1. gamehead unregistered

How did the smaller phone makers get this first?

2. Alan01

Posts: 623; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Part of the reason is that the Chinese manufacturers are using a cheaper and less accurate optical version. Samsung, Apple and Qualcomm are each developing ultrasonic FODs which are more expensive, but work better. Check this out: https://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-ultrasonic-in-display-fingerprint-scanner_id104910 Regards, Alan

5. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"are using a cheaper and less accurate optical version" How did you know it's cheaper and less accurate? Have you tried both and know the price of each components?

6. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

So the Ultrasonic FPReader that was used in Mi 5s was cheaper and less accurate?

8. mootu

Posts: 1527; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

PhoneArena keeps saying ultrasonic works best. If you go and watch Flossy Carters review of the Mate RS he says that the optical version works 100%. How can you get better than 100% ?.

11. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

How do you know? Have you tested it? If they go so well because there are none?

13. perry1234

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

As someone with a degree in Electronics and Communication, I can vouch for the fact that Ultrsonic FP scanners will be more expensive than the Optical FP's. There is no need to know the individual price of the components.

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2243; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Coming from an iPhone 4/4S/5/5S/6 Plus/7 Plus/iPad Mini 2’s/IPad 5th Gen and now iPad Pro...FaceID is superior! I had the X and glad I took it back in Dec 2017 for the 6.5 this year. TouchID on a tablet is clunky! Why not look at your phone or tablet to unlock your phone regardless if you have to swipe up to unlock. Way better concept! By the way still have the iPads and now have the 7 Plus

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7430; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

FaceID doesn't work all the time. It fails, and when it does you have to resort to your pin. Most Android smartphones give you multiple options. Apple only gives you one option and that's it. Apple could have included a finger print scanner in the back as well. But choose not to.

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2243; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

When I used FaceID...it worked 99% of the time. TouchID works about 90% of the time. Regarding options...Apple provides a 4 or 6 digit pin as the other option to unlock without FaceID. Not sure where you are coming up with no options and one way. Just because they removed TouchID, it doesn’t mean that they don’t have options.

14. perry1234

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

I think he meant Apple provides only one BIOMETRIC authentication method unlike some Android devices..

12. Nkukza

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Well it looked accurate to me, what more do you want it just unlocked that phone instantly in this video.

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