Upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5s said to come with pressure-sensitive display and ultrasonic fingerprint reader

Upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5s said to come with pressure-sensitive display and ultrasonic fingerprint reader
According to a new rumor from China, the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5s will feature fancy specs such as an ultrasonic fingerprint reader, a pressure-sensitive display, and a dual-camera setup on the back.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 was only unveiled a few months ago, but if a report published earlier today in the Chinese media is to be believed, an updated version called the Xiaomi Mi 5s will launch at some point by the end of the year. 

Allegedly, the Xiaomi Mi 5s will make use of the same design and build as the original Mi 5. Furthermore, the Mi 5s is expected to come with the same 5.15-inch display running at 1080 by 1920 pixels as its predecessor. Under the hood, however, the handset is said to come with improved internals.

One of the details mentioned by the new report is the inclusion of a pressure-sensitive display similar to the 3D Touch system that Apple uses on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus or Huawei's similar feature on the Mate S.

Xiaomi is also said to equip its Mi 5s with one of Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint reader. Before the Xiaomi 5 was unveiled, unofficial sources claimed that the Mi 5 will be the first Xiaomi phone with an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor but that obviously didn't come to pass.

The report doesn't mention the chipset that will end up powering the device. The current-gen Xiaomi Mi 5 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset. If Xiaomi is indeed planning to launch a successor in the second half of the year, the Mi 5s should come with either the same chip or the slightly improved Snapdragon 823 chip that's expected to make its debut in the upcoming weeks. This new rumor also claims that the Xiaomi Mi 5s will come with up to 6GB of RAM. 

Furthermore, the same report also claims that the Xiaomi Mi 5s will come with a dual-camera setup on the back. In the past few months, sources claimed that multiple smartphone makers are about to launch premium smartphones with dual-cameras on the back, including here Apple's iPhone 7 Plus.

Few other details about the Xiaomi Mi 5s are known at this point, meaning that you should take this rumor with a healthy dose of the proverbial salt.

source: MyDrivers via GSMArena

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13 Comments

1. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Ultrasonic fingerprint technology is a myth!

2. AlikMalix unregistered

Doesn't matter what they call it - as long as it works better.

3. phoneaddict1on

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 21, 2016

Xiaomi must make their phones more easily available to interested buyers and improve their reach if they are to be a successful OEM. I simply cant see the point in making phones that u only get to read about but will never get to see, hold or use

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

ever heard of ebay? aliexpress? gearbest? or other online store?

7. phoneaddict1on

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 21, 2016

Yes but what about after sales service? Cant expect that from these online stores if something happened to ur phone

10. yoghibawono

Posts: 240; Member since: May 04, 2016

fix it yourself :D fortunately there is alot of 3rd party service center that will to fix my beloved xiaomi :D

12. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

They make profits from services and accessories, not smart devices, which is why some of their smartphone options only has Chinese-based ROM. More devices sold without increased income from services = bankrupt.

13. TheOracle1

Posts: 2151; Member since: May 04, 2015

Huh??

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

doesnt matter.. still get 7/10

11. TheOracle1

Posts: 2151; Member since: May 04, 2015

Wrong 6/10 from iPhonearena. Lol

6. Guaire

Posts: 870; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

IMO AMOLED display, a large battery and best possible camera hardware pair would be much more charming than those two feature. Also its durability begs to be improved a lot. I'm trully sorry to say that as a former Xiaomi fan, but I think Xiaomi got more attention than it deserved. As long as they still are a regional brand at best they don't deserve such a global attention anymore. They practically stuck at a few countries for years and they clearly doesn't have a roadmap at all for global expansion.

8. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Cool, was looking to upgrade from my Mi Note Pro Might hold off a few more months and see what this bad boy has to offer over the Mi5 :)

9. Xkoiul

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 16, 2015

Xiao Mi is my previous choice

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