Xiaomi’s New Redmi Devices Feature FPC Biometrics

China-based smartphone maker Xiaomi has launched new iterations of its Redmi devices, and they’re once again using biometric sensors from Fingerprint Cards.

Xiaomi's New Redmi Devices Feature FPC BiometricsThe new Redmi 4 and Redmi 4 Pro each feature an FPC1035 fingerprint sensor.  It’s the same sensor model used in the previous Redmi device, the Redmi 3S Plus, and the Redmi Note 4 before that. A more basic version of the new Redmi that was launched along side these two, the Redmi 4A, lacks a fingerprint sensor.

The new integrations suggest that while FPC has been pioneering the concept of under-glass fingerprint sensors with its integration in the new Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design, more standard smartphone integrations will continue to come through the pipeline. But if the company can showcase its under-glass design in devices with more standard price tags – the Porsche Designs costs about $1550 – the concept could take off among its many other clients, and lead to an influx of home button-free smartphones into the market.

Sources: AndroidCentral, GSMArena


(Originally posted on FindBiometrics)