New Xiaomi fingerprint scanning technology could be used on Xiaomi Mi 5

New Xiaomi fingerprint scanning technology could be used on Xiaomi Mi 5
Xiaomi has filed a patent application with the State Intellectual Property Office in China. The patent applied for deals with a method to integrate fingerprint scanning into the touch buttons on a handset. The technology could be used on the home button of a handset, possibly the next Xiaomi flagship model which could be the Mi 5.

The patent application reveals the use of an additional layer of glass on top of the home button which would add to the looks of the phone and help protect the components inside the fingerprint scanner. Apple uses sapphire glass for its Touch ID to protect the embedded technology inside its home button.

Last month, we passed along speculation that the Xiaomi Mi 5 would be unveiled in the fourth quarter of this year. Currently, Xiaomi does not offer a model that employs a fingerprint scanner. By obtaining a patent for its own design, Xiaomi won't have to license the technology from a third party.


The Xiaomi Mi 5 is expected to come equipped with a 5.2-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 (QHD) resolution. That combination provides a pixel density of 565ppi. A quad-core 2.7GHz Snapdsragon 805 CPU is believed to be under the hood with the Adreno 420 GPU handling graphics. 3GB of RAM is supposedly inside with 16GB/64GB of native storage on board. Back and front-facing cameras will weigh in at 16MP and 8MP respectively, and a 3600mAh battery will keep the lights on. 

source: MyDrivers (translated) via GizmoChina

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Mi 5
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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7 Comments

1. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

They are climbing really fast..

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Why would anybody use a Snapdragon 805 for a flagship that's set to be released Q4 2015?? They would rather opt for the 815s or the 820s...

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Qualcomm confirmed the 815 doesn't exist, rumors were fake 820 is mostly coming Q1 2016 (but there's a change Qualcomm will rush it through given the issues with the 810) 810 has overheating issues 808 has most likely a weaker GPU than 805 and also has half the memory bandwidth than the 805 The 805 isn't a bad option, given the problems with Qualcomm right now

5. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

exactly even their upcoming mi note pro will have 810 mi5 shpuld have a exynos

6. dimas

Posts: 3380; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

There are also advantages in using previous chipset models. They're more affordable making Xiaomi much cheaper for the masses, optimizing battery gadgets will be easier because updates have been released, track record of the build and not all people care as long the device is fast, stable and doing the job. Example is iPhone, considered to be using 2-year technologies but after few updates is stable and doesn't have too much app crashing problems. The only reason I don't like it is apple's pricing. In my opinion, it should only cost around $300-350 disregarding the brand.

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

just imagine, 1.4GHz dual core, 4.7inch (slightly more than 720p) screen, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, 8MP camera.. i wont pay more than $250 for that spec :-/

4. gaming64 unregistered

So it's like Chinese Touch ID?

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