Xiaomi Mi5 may land with a pressure-sensitive Force Touch display

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.

source: Leaksfly (Weibo) via G4Games

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10 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I wonder what kind of differences can tell these patents apart from each other. Apple, Samsung and now Xiaomi not to forget Huawei; each concentrating patents on "force touch".

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Trademarks are used when it comes to names Xiaomi and Xiaomi probably won't ship to the US, so no issues Samsung will call it something else It would be interesting to see a teardown comparison to see how the others compare to Apple's implementation And if it infringes Apple's patents, probably won't though, these companies have been trying to do pressure sensitivity for several years now

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

BTW someone has made a proof of concept of 3D Force Touch on Android using the barometerhttps://github.com/lambdacomplete/3d_force_touch_android_barometerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22lia7w03sQ Its using the barometer, which would be more accurate than area/time which the Force Touch Xposed mod uses But it wouldn't work if your phone isn't air tight, should work with water resistant phones like the Xperia Zs and S5 Obviously not as good as Apple/Synaptics's, but it would be cool for people with older water resistant phones

2. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

The specs have been listed on oppomartwww.oppomart.com/phones/xiaomi-mi5.html

3. spixel

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 20, 2015

Predicted review score from phone arena 4.5/10

6. oro_blu

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Do not trust Oppomart. I buy two time from oppomart first time they sent me a new phone, second time a used phone, I sent back and they stole me 400 euro on refound. “I’m sorry the packet arrived empty are you sure you put the phone inside?” Come on! I buy from aliexpress and pandawill, it never happen something like this.

7. Techielover

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Everyone is readying a pressure sensitive screen in the Android camp but where is Google is release APIs etc.

10. quoxxer

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 29, 2015

Not quite correct Techielover, the APIs are available since API Level 5 under Android 2.0 Eclair which was released in November 2009 Search for "public final float getPressure (int pointerIndex)" if you want to look it up yourself.

8. alltechguy

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 28, 2015

it is said that they apply patent for this new fingerprint sensor,xiaomi mi5 suppose wiill be using this technology ,i check more details on Flosmall blog for the xiaomi mi5

9. alltechguy

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 28, 2015

Several leaks and rumors about Xiaomi’s next flagship device have already heated up the market. Xiaomi Mi 5 Smartphone Review - specifications, Price and Date

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