FPC and Goodix are the two fingerprint sensor producing companies. Since Its entirely on making these sensors, they are hardware and not software. They have many clients using their fingerprint hardwares, and one of them is Xiaomi. Most of the traditional phones like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, if you know was the first device from Xiaomi to come up with the fingerprint feature.
It was powered by FPC in the few months, But later Xiaomi decided to step up the hardware and use the Goodix version, although there aren’t any possible difference in unlocking speeds. So If you had owned the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 in the first few sales, you are very likely to have the FPC version.
FPC or Goodix is Better?
Actually both the FPC and Goodix are good enough. The upcoming Xiaomi Redmi 5, LG New Gram is all going to be equipped with FPC fingerprint sensor, and Huawei Mate 10, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 on Goodix. So there isn’t any big advantage one over the other.
How to Check On your phone?
The one step process to check if your phone is having FPC or Goodix fingerprint sensor is to install apps that give you the details of your devices sensors.
Install the app named ‘AIDA64‘ from PlayStore and open it.
Navigate to ‘Devices’ section and under Fingerprint Manufacturer, you will be able to see the version you are having on your phone. Here on this Redmi Note 3, you can see that it is running on FPC.