The Xiaomi Mi 5s might feature Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint sensor technology


Apparently, a director of Chinese studies at analyst powerhouse IHS took to an Asian social network to announce that the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5s will feature Qualcomm's Sense ID ultrasonic fingerprint technology. It's an innovative solution which recognizes the user's fingerprint using ultrasonic waves to scan and build a 3D model of it.

An advantage of the sensor is that it works through different materials, such as steel, sapphire, glass, and some plastics, which lets it function almost anywhere on the device's surface. Allegedly, this will let Xiaomi position the fingerprint scanner under the phone's glass front panel, possibly letting users touch the screen anywhere to unlock their device. Interesting!

Reportedly, the Xiaomi Mi 5s runs on Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 821 chipset and boasts 6GB of RAM, in addition to a rumored dual camera setup (made by Samsung) and a pressure-sensitive display. It's shaping up as one of the most technologically advanced smartphones of 2016's second half, and despite it being an Asian launch, we're keeping our ears open for an eventual announcement date. As for Qualcomm's Sense ID, you can learn a bit more about it from the video below.



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6 Comments

1. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

I have used Mi 5 pro (64GB), this company has my respect.

2. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Mi 5 pro has 4gb RAM 128gb internal storage only with Ceramic back.... Rest of the models are just Mi5....

4. molibikik

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

Sorry. But there's an Mi5 Pro with a glass back (white color) but with a 4gb ram and 128gb internal storage. It also has 2.15Ghz Adreno 530@624 Ghz Clock speed of 214 Mhz which makes it an Mi5 Pro.

3. wunderkind

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Doubtful...

5. warrenellis93

Posts: 542; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

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