Early this year, Vivo started the trend of Synaptics powered in-display fingerprint sensor on mobile phones with its Vivo X20 Plus UD. This is a feature that has been long overdue and it looks like we will finally get to see it on many major flagships/premium smartphone launched in 2018.
At least, the Mi 7 will have one. Reports of Mi 7 launch have been rife since February, but the phone has been repeatedly delayed and many said it could be because of the optical fingerprint sensor. The reason sounded absurd back then but after the latest report, the explanation seems plausible.
Xiaomi MI 7 with Optical Fingerprint Sensor
Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun has casually confirmed that its flagship phone, the Mi 7 is coming with an in-display fingerprint sensor. His comment was spotted on a Weibo post about the recently launched Mi Mix 2S. As you can see in the screenshot below, Lei Jun affirmed a comment by another Weibo user regarding the fingerprint sensor.
The whole conversation seems to be a banter on earlier user comments, but this further substantiates the in-display fingerprint sensor code that was spotted earlier. No other features or specifications were mentioned in the conversation.
While it is to be noted that the development came on top of the earlier alleged leak of Mi 7 render with an under display fingerprint sensor. It revealed that the phone will sport a 6.01-inch OLED display made by Samsung. Apart from this, the Mi 7 is rumored to rock the octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset and up to 8GB of RAM.