Vivo X20 UD carries the credits for being the first smartphone feature an under-display fingerprint sensor. Following the same, the company came up with the Vivo APEX concept phone and the Vivo X21 UD, which is the successor to the X20 UD. After Vivo, Huawei introduced the Mate RS Porsche Design with an under-display fingerprint sensor. The manufacturer to choose such a feature appears to be Xiaomi.
Xiaomi's CEO Lei Jun has taken to Weibo to confirm to the Xiaomi fans that the Mi 7 will arrive with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Recently, Xiaomi added the Mi Mix 2S teardown images on its official Weibo handle and one of the users posted a statement saying that the Mi 7 could arrive with an under-display fingerprint sensor. To this, Jun has responded stating that it really does.
Previously, we came across reports revealing that Xiaomi Mi 7 and Mi 7 Plus flagship smartphones will be announced together. The leaked firmware files revealed a lot of details about the upcoming flagship smartphone such as its specifications and features. However, the files of the Mi 7 did not shed any light on the presence of an under-display fingerprint sensor.
For now, we know a few details about the Xiaomi Mi 7. The device is likely to be codenamed Dipper and arrive with a display notch, a Snapdragon 845 SoC, advanced facial recognition, 16MP dual rear cameras with AI capabilities and a 3400mAh battery with support for wireless charging.
The leaked firmware files even suggest that the Mi 7 Plus could be codenamed Ursa and that it might feature an under-display fingerprint sensor. It is possible for the Mi 7 Plus to have the advanced facial recognition feature and the Mi 7 to not feature the same. When it comes to the rumored specifications of the Mi 7 Plus, the smartphone is expected to arrive with an OLED display, optical zoom enabled dual-rear cameras, a Snapdragon 845 SoC and a 4000mAh battery.
Xiaomi is likely to announce the Mi 7 and Mi 7 Plus smartphones by June this year. Given that the company teased the Mi Mix 2S continuously for almost a month ahead of its launch, we can expect Xiaomi to follow the same strategy with the flagship devices as well.