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



1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Force touch won't be a thing until it's baked in android by default.

3. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016


10. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

dude, even android 1.0 had pressure touch support. lol... getPressure() in android API 1

2. truthwins unregistered

If google implements the force touch by default than only it would be a succes otherwise just like muti -window or dual window it will be a half baked gimmick

4. Subie

Posts: 2378; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Will be interesting to see how well this new FPS sensor works out for them, as I'm sure others will be using it in the future as well.

5. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Even at that. It wouldn't beat what apple is seemingly doing with 3DT currently. Which is by putting a whole dedicated 3D touch engine inside the iphone. Just like a whole engine is dedicated to haptic feedbacks. I mean you can't really beat that tbh One thing I like about apple is that they might not really be the first to implement most features, but you can't deny that when they do, they simply NAIL IT!!! From FPS to dual cameras to 3D touch, to Haptics, to water resistance, to imessage, to screen tech, to software optimization, to dual speakers, to design to processors to storage type to performance to battery (plus), even down to colors ffs. To the point that I've not seeing any phone company coming close to any of those things I mentioned. So while they might not be a perfect platform for most people, you can't deny that they're simply trend setters and probably the most polished mobile brand on planet. However, my only anger with apple is that they're too greedy for instance, what will it cost them to put most of the tech in the plus version on the regular iphone. 2. Why have they not brought multi window to the iphone? 3 why does the regular iphone still have a subpar battery? 4 why does the iphone not have fast charging? These are things you would think the apple would be able to do without even batting an eyelid. Heck, they've even refused to bring landscape mode to the music app. Or do they think that that will be the final nail in the ipads coffin? Bunch of greedy people

8. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Simply, apple can make it popular(anything)

6. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

5.15-inch 1080 x 1920 resolution and 3490mAh battery, is Very, Very good. Mi5 3000mAh and 92h endurance rating on gsmarena. Mi5s min. 120h. And MI5s new snap. 821. This is my next Smartphone :) hell yeah.

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Would be interesting to see this ultrasonic sensor in a review, wonder how fast and accurate it is and if it can be fooled like the other fingerprint scanners...

9. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I will not buy a Chinese phone. Never. Period.

11. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

why do you read Chinese phone articles then? O_o

13. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Most phones are created and manufactured in China tho

14. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Cool story Bro. Tell it again.

12. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

So force touch is not a gimmick anymore...

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