Xiaomi teases ultrasonic fingerprint scanner for the Mi 5s; Force Touch screen confirmed

Xiaomi teases ultrasonic fingerprint scanner for the Mi 5s; Force Touch screen confirmed
On September 27th, Xiaomi is expected to unveil the highly spec'd Xiaomi Mi 5s (and possibly the Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus). A new teaser released by Xiaomi confirms that the handset will feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon Sense ID. This is the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner that will be embedded underneath the screen. 

In addition, the image of a screenshot allegedly taken from the Mi 5s confirms that the 5.15-inch 1080 x 1920 resolution screen will feature Force Touch. This allows the phone to distinguish between a soft tap, a regular tap or a hard tap on the glass. When a hard press is made, it opens a box on the screen that shows additional options that the user gets to choose from, depending on what the phone is being used for at the time.

The latest rumored specs show that the Xiaomi Mi 5s will feature the Snapdragon 821 under the hood with a quad-core 2.35GHz CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 6GB of RAM is inside with up to 256GB of flash memory. We now expect to see a dual-camera setup on the back of the handset, and a 3490mAh battery keeps the lights on. The battery charges in a flash thanks to Quick Charge 3.0, and a USB Type-C port is on board. NFC inclusion means that Xiaomi's Mi Pay mobile payment service will be supported by the phone.

With the unveiling expected to take place this coming Tuesday, we might see some last minute leaks over the next two days. Even in markets that Xiaomi doesn't sell in, there seems to be a keen interest in this phone.


source: MyDrivers (translated), AndroidPure

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