Xiaomi Mi 7 might feature an optical in-display fingerprint scanner

After the launch of its much-anticipated flagship, the Mi Mix 2S, which has created a lot of chaos so far, Xiaomi has now shifted its focus on the Mi 7, which was supposed to launch back at the Mobile World Congress 2018. However,  the Xiaomi Mi 7 is launching pretty late this time, and we can expect it to come in a couple of months.

Meanwhile, a new report from XDA surfed on the web which apparently shows that the Xiaomi Mi 7 will come with an optical in-display fingerprint scanner, along with a notch at the top, which is kind of identical to the Vivo X21 UD.

One thing to keep in mind is that these features are found in the firmware file of the phone having code name ‘dipperold’ and these are not present in the new firmware file of the phone having codename ‘dipper.’ This might mean that Xiaomi first planned to add in-display fingerprint scanner in the Mi 7 but then discarded this plan.

However, the surprising fact is that these features were supposed to come out with the newly launched flagship Mi Mix 2S as hinted by a lot of leaks that happened before the official launch of the Mix 2S. Due to certain optimization issues, they have been postponed to the yet to be launched Xiaomi Mi 7.

Apart from that, the firmware also shows a line ‘goodfix_fod’ where ‘Godfix’ means a company which is similar to Synaptics and manufactures fingerprint scanners, and  ‘fod’ means ‘fingerprint on display.’ However for integrating an optical in-display fingerprint sensor, there are some certain requirements to be fulfilled, and among those requirements, the first and the foremost requirement is to have an OLED display. It means that Xiaomi Mi 7 will be the second phone manufactured by Xiaomi to come with an OLED panel out of the box.

Xiaomi Mi 7 Notch

Besides that, the phone is most likely to have a 19:9 aspect ratio screen with FHD+ resolution, including a notch. As mentioned above, Xiaomi might have dropped the plans to add the in-display fingerprint scanner for the Mi 7 but another Xiaomi phone with code name ‘ursa’ is having one. It has a 4,000mAh battery, in-display fingerprint scanner, OLED panel with a notch, and Snapdragon 845 processor. So, is this the Xiaomi Mi 7 Plus?

As XDA mentions, these are not the only Xiaomi flagships that have been spotted so far. So, stay tuned.