Yesterday Lei Jun’s company unveiled its latest innovation: Xiaomi Mi 11, the most advanced smartphone at this writing time. It is a flagship with all the attributes both in hardware and software. In fact, if, on the one hand, we find the latest chipset released Qualcomm, i.e., Snapdragon 888, with another – MIUI 12.5, the newest user interface. And we can say without exaggeration that it revolutionizes the schemes we use. But that’s not all. There is a surprise. The Xiaomi Mi 11 has a fingerprint sensor that literally takes pictures of the fingertip showing the heart rate. A real revolution or just an advertisement?

Xiaomi Mi 11

At such a historic moment, when control over certain body parameters becomes, indeed, vital, the Chinese giant saw fit to offer users a smartphone that can help track health. Of course, this is not the device’s main task, but still, this is an additional opportunity that it provides us, and at a very competitive price. As we managed to find out, the fingerprint scanner is provided by the Chinese company Goodix, which has been cooperating with Xiaomi for a long time. As it turns out, the scanner also acts as a heart rate monitor.

Xiaomi Mi 11 fingerprint scanner is also a heart rate monitor.

The quick update of the ultra-thin IN-DISPLAY ™ fingerprint sensor allows for the first time to use the heart rate monitoring function on the Xiaomi Mi 11. You will read the heart rate with the same accuracy with which we read the same parameter on the Mi Band. The fingerprint scanner under the optical display will literally take a picture of our finger. A method known as photoplethysmography (PPG) is used to measure the heart rate. However, this is not the first time we hear about this. In September last year, in the application Mi Health, a function has appeared that allows you to track the same parameter through a smartphone camera.

But now the question arises: is such a function really needed? The answer is simple: why not? With all the device’s outstanding parameters, the flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi 11 will be offered for about 600 euros at the current exchange rate. If the model’s cost were increased due to the integration of this new feature, then perhaps someone would argue. And so this is just a useful additional bonus – let it be.

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