MIUI source code for Mi 7 points towards in-display fingerprint sensor

technicalstudio | March 27, 2018 | 0 | Mobiles

There were a few rumours that the Mi Mix 2S, launched yesterday, would come with an in-display fingerprint technology. This obviously didn’t happen since Xiaomi’s new flagship comes with a rear fingerprint sensor.

But, it doesn’t mean that the company has completely sidelined the project. After the Mi Mix 2S speculations, Mi 7 seems to be next target. The launch of the flagship has already been delayed and rumours seem to indicate that this is due to Xiaomi trying to accommodate some new tech.

Research done by XDA Developers, through information given by @FunkyHuawei, shines some light on what the ‘new tech’ could potentially be. They basically discovered a bunch of MIUI code bases codenamed the ‘Dipper’ and ‘Dipper Old’. If you remember from earlier this month, the Dipper also appeared on Geekbench alongside the Berlin in another leak.

It’s been established the Dipper is the codename for the Mi 7, which is why the build.prop file combined with the various functions of Xiaomi’s MiuiKeyguard, the app responsible for the functioning of the lock screen, make an interesting case for in-display fingerprint technology on the device.

Both of them contain references to fingerprint sensors that have been sourced from Synaptics and Goodix with variables like ‘goodix_fod’, where the FOD likely translates into ‘fingerprint on display’.

This article was sourced fromTechRadar

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