There’s been a number of complaints in Xiaomi’s user community about some of its recent phones and their proximity sensors. And it appears that the company has listened and has a plan to address those issues.
The exact root of the problem hasn’t been confirmed, but some users believe it’s a hardware issue. Perhaps that’s why Xiaomi has decided to end its deal with Elliptic Labs – the OEM’s supplier for proximity sensors. It has now struck a deal with Minghao Sensing, although it’s unclear when the new sensors will make it to Xiaomi’s phones.
In addition, the tech giant will try to fix these annoying bugs by seeding OTA updates to the affected devices in an attempt to re-calibrate the sensors. But in case this is a widespread hardware issue, as some suspect, this might not be the solution some users were hoping for.
We will see how this plays out, but it’s good to see Xiaomi responding to the growing number of complaints about the sensors.
Source (in Italian)