27 March 2019
Xiaomi's Mi 9 has been in news off late. The phone speculated to debut at the MWC 2019 this year and may spoil LG’s G8 launch party because Xiaomi is known to create hype and offer flagship specifications without burning hole in the pockets.
Earlier we reported that the Xiaomi Mi 9 may come with a 32W fast charging solution along with a 48-megapixel rear camera. Now its CEO Bin Lin has confirmed that the upcoming flagship may come with a 'better charging solution'. The below statement can also be seen as an acceptance to the fact that Yes, 24W charging is better than the 18W charging on Mi Mix 3 or the recently launched Redmi Note 7.
The 32W fast charging solution was introduced by Qualcomm as QuickCharge 5 last year. While the regular fast charging tech comes with two current controllers, the QucikCharge5 will come with triple power paths to avoid overheating while charging.
In a related report, Xiaomi’s CEO also announced that the company has improved its in-display fingerprint sensor technology to improve the user experience. The company claims to have improved the unlock speed and has enabled one-touch fingerprint recognition, unlike the conventional in-display sensors which at times needs multiple attempts or requires pressure to be applied to unlock the phone.
Another improvement is the increased area for fingerprint recognition. This new solution has a 25mm x 50.2mm area for fingerprint recognition which is significantly larger than the regular ones. The video shared by Xiaomi shows that their in-display fingerprint sensor works efficiently and without any failures thanks to these improvements, though real-time performance holds the key.
We may see this being used in the upcoming flagship Xiaomi Mi 9 since the Mi 8 also came with an in-display fingerprint sensor and this year we can only expect improvements in the technology.