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It looks like that oft-rumored Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone will be joined to market by a smaller, slightly lower-end Mi 8 SE with an iPhone X-style notch of its own and a Snapdragon 710 processor. The Mi Band 3 is also coming.
Just in case the fast-approaching Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone didn't feel exciting enough, a freshly leaked video appears to confirm both in-display fingerprint recognition and an eye-catching translucent backplate.
To celebrate the company's eight anniversary, an ultra-high-end Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone will be unveiled on May 31, possibly with in-display fingerprint recognition and 3D facial scanning in tow.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 could be released instead of the Mi 7 or shortly after the company's long overdue next flagship phone with groundbreaking in-display fingerprint recognition in tow.
It doesn't exactly sound logical, but Apple's front camera-enabled Face ID feature on the iPhone X may need a rear camera repair in the event of trouble.
While Samsung and Huawei may need to hold off until next year on adopting Face ID-rivaling 3D sensing tech, the Xiaomi Mi 7 is expected out this Q3 with a complex facial recognition feature in tow.
It's not just Samsung, but Huawei and other Chinese smartphone vendors that are trying hard to make in-display fingerprint recognition work, as 3D facial authentication methods remain expensive and risky.
A highly advanced 3D sensing solution is reportedly in the works for Samsung's Galaxy S10 (or Galaxy X) next year to go after Face ID speed, security and reliability on the iPhone X.
The entire next generation of iPhones is widely expected to support Face ID recognition, and Apple has no problem spending large sums of money to help out key supply partners.
The iPhone X is the world's only 3D sensing mobile device right now, but OPPO and Xiaomi are expected to integrate technology similar to Face ID in 2018.
It's not going to be easy for technologies similar to Apple's Face ID to go mainstream, but Android smartphone makers are definitely interested.
Instead of using an ill-placed Touch ID fingerprint sensor, Apple's iPhone 8 could rely exclusively on facial recognition for biometric authentication.
With Touch ID possibly out of the equation, Apple needs a killer iPhone 8 facial recognition feature, and LG Innotek may help get it done.