Xiaomi Sticks with FPC1291 Fingerprint Sensor for Latest Smartphone

Xiaomi Sticks with FPC1291 Fingerprint Sensor for Latest SmartphoneXiaomi is using Fingerprint CardsFPC1291 single-chip, single-die sensor in another new smartphone – the Mi Mix 3.

Officially announced at a media event last Thursday, the Mi Mix 3 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, front-facing and rear-facing dual camera imaging systems, a 3,200 mAh battery, and a 6.39″ display. Xiaomi is going for a big-screen approach with this device, hiding the selfie camera system under a bezel and allowing users to slide the screen down to reveal it; and the Mi Mix 3 boasts of a 93.4 percent screen-to-body ration on its front face. To facilitate this, the fingerprint sensor is located on the rear face of the device.

Xiaomi has proven enthusiastic about Fingerprints’ single-chip, single-die sensor, first announced this past February. The smartphone maker used the FPC1291 in its Mi 8 and Mi 8 SE smartphones announced toward the end of spring; and it used the sensor model in its Mi 8 Youth variant announced in September.

In a brief statement announcing this latest integration in the Mi Mix 3, Fingerprints said, “We are very happy and delighted to provide world class biometrics devices for Xiaomi.”

The device will hit the China market on November 1st, with a wider launch expected to follow thereafter.

Sources: CNET, South China Morning Post