Xiaomi Mi5 may land with a pressure-sensitive Force Touch display
The Xiaomi Mi5 is one of the best kept secrets this season, as there hasn't been much credible info about its purported specs, price or release date just yet. Granted, there is some speculation on the eventual 5.2" screen size, or rumors going back and forth if it will sport a Snapdragon 820 or Helio X20 chipset, but that's about it.
What we've been hearing more on, when it comes to the Xiaomi Mi5, is info about its extra features, such as an eventual presence of Qualcomm's Sense ID ultrasonic fingerprint sensing technology. Now, another report has leaked out, saying that the Mi5 will arrive with the trendy pressure-sensitive display technology dubbed Force Touch, which is akin to what Apple is offering with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus 3D Touch displays. It allows for the screen sensors to differentiate between a light tap and harder press, then relay it to the interface algorithms to react accordingly, popping a context menu from an app icon, scrolling an article, and so on.
Xiaomi has allegedly patented a similar technology for eventual use in its future handsets, so it is not hard to fathom that its eventual Mi5 flagship may take advantage of it. After all, Samsung also patented a pressure-sensitive display, and others will likely follow, so Xiaomi wouldn't want to be left far behind.