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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