Smartphones having an in-screen fingerprint scanner or fingerprint-on-display technology (FoD) is not a distant idea anymore. It's already made its way on smartphones like the OnePlus 6T, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Vivo Nex and a bunch of other smartphones.
Rumours suggest that even the next Samsung flagship smartphone the Galaxy S10 is expected to use the same technology. However, the one drawback everyone faces is the accuracy of this technology.
Having said that, it's just the beginning of this technology that will get more advancements, or have we already?
Xiaomi's upcoming smartphone might be equipped with an in-display sensor that is not only accurate but is faster than what we've already seen until now.
Current in-display fingerprint sensors are not only less accurate but are also slower. It requires the user to place the finger on a specified location for a few seconds.
Even while enrolling a new fingerprint, it requires multiple annoying presses in order for it to work.
However, it seems like Xiaomi has a solution to this conundrum as the company's co-founder and president Lin Bin showed off the new FoD technology in a Weibo post.
In the video, we can see that enrolling a new fingerprint takes second on a single tap. The other thing we noticed was that the area where you can place your finger to unlock the phone is comparably bigger; in fact, it takes up half the screen.
The sensor used in this prototype phone is said to be 50.2 mm x 25mm in size.
Not only is this probably the fastest form of FoD technology, but it's also probably the most accurate as well.
It seems like this technology is in development and it would be exciting to see a real commercial phone utilising the new FoD sensor by Xiaomi.
Nevertheless, we are excited to see if other companies will have a similar solution anytime soon.