Xiaomi Mi 7: First Android Phone with 3D Sensing


A new report published today claims that the first Android handset using 3D facial recognition technology will not appear until the third quarter of 2018. That is that far away believing that Q3 starts in July. There’s a problem with 3D sensing vendors that’s holding back Android makers from including a 3D facial mapping system in their telephones, like the process utilized by the TrueDepth Camera on the Apple iPhone X.

The report claims that providers of 3D modules are having a problem combining hardware and the software required to make the technology work. The seasoned module is created by a joint venture. This system works only with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, that’s the chip manufacturer’s current top-of-the-line SoC. Since Samsung and Huawei prefer using their own Exynos and Kirin chipsets on their high-end versions, respectively, both these firms will most probably not be one of the first Android mobile manufacturers to offer you an Android handset equipped with 3D sensing. Such a feature might not be offered by Samsung according to the report.

But today’s report suggests that the telephone was delayed with the recognition system to Q3 due to bad results. The Mi 7 could be the Android handset.Last December, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller told a Dutch site that in regards to all Android efforts to replicate Face ID, “All of them stink.”

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