Xiaomi will be holding this year’s Annual Product Event in Shenzhen, with rumors pointing to a May 31 date. It is speculated the Chinese smartphone manufacturer will be unveiling its 8th Aniversary smartphone called Xiaomi Mi 8. Today a new video of a Xiaomi smartphone is spotted at Chinese media website Weibo via Slashleak revealing an under-display fingerprint sensor. Earlier Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun hinted on Weibo that this feature would be included in the Xiaomi Mi 7 flagship.
The duration of the video is only three seconds but shows the on-screen fingerprint scanner in action with an MIUI 9 inspired home screen. The scanner can be seen lighting up as soon as the user places their finger on the designated area of the screen to unlock it within a fraction of a second. It seems to work faster than the Vivo smartphones like the Vivo X20 UD, Vivo X21 UD, and the Vivo Apex, all of them debuting earlier this year.
The smartphone also may sport a 3D facial recognition sensor, which will be the first one in an Android device. A facial recognition module of the device was leaked on Weibo earlier this week, which was very similar to the one in Apple iPhone X. The scanner not only scans in 2D but creates a 3D map of the user’s face for enhancing security. Currently, only the iPhone X includes this scanning feature which is housed on the top notch. So, the Mi 8 is also expected to have this design tweak.
As for the specs, it is rumored that the smartphone will come with top-notch specs like Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, 64GB 2.1 internal storage, 4000 mAh battery with Qi wireless charging and fast charging support. The display is speculated to be an OLED one measuring 5.45 inches.