Apple couldn’t put TouchID under a screen but Xiaomi’s new M8 Pro has

The newly announced Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro & Mi 8 Lite smartphones come with all the promise and speed increases you’d expect from a phone announcement in 2018. The new models include an OLED screen, Snapdragaon 845 CPU, dual 12MP cameras on the back & so on an so forth.

The Mi 8 Pro however comes with an additional feature. Announced overnight it was confirmed the Pro version would be offering not only the ability to unlock the phone using Xiaomi’s version of Face ID but it could also be unlocked using a fingerprint sensor that’s embedded beneath the phone’s screen. A feature Apple has long been rumoured to be working on but unable to achieve.

Another interesting feature of the Mi 8 Pro to note is its price tag. Retailing in China for CNY 3,200 (A$647) for the base model you’re getting a hell of a lot of phone for A$1k less than the newly released iPhone XS.

The Mi 8 lineup begins shipping in China on September 28th with no official date or price set for Australia as yet.

Source: 小米8 屏幕指纹版 – 小米商城