Xiaomi Mi 5 Tipped to Sport Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor

Xiaomi Mi 5 Tipped to Sport Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor
There have been several previous reports claiming that Xiaomi may include a fingerprint scanner on its long-rumoured flagship Mi 5 smartphone likely to launch in November this year. Now, a new leaked detail coming from China tips that the company may use Qualcomm's Snapdragon Sense ID fingerprint scanner technology. Additionally, Xiaomi is rumoured to launch the second-generation of its Mi Note smartphone next month.

A tipster via Weibo has claimed that Xiaomi's Mi 5 will use "ultrasonic fingerprint recognition" which was introduced by Qualcomm earlier this year. To recall, Qualcomm had showcased its all-new ultrasonic fingerprint recognition system at MWC this year which allow devices to create a 3D-mapped fingerprint rather than the flat images captured by commonly used capacitive sensors.

Based on preliminary leaks, Xiaomi's Mi 5 is said to be the first to run on the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor clubbed with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 530 GPU. The handset is said to feature a 5.3-inch QHD (1440x2560) pixels resolution display with pixel density of 554ppi, and arrive in 16GB or 64GB inbuilt storage variants with no option for expandable storage. The smartphone is also tipped to sport a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash and be backed by a 3030mAh battery. Additionally, the device, apart from a fingerprint sensor, is expected to include a USB Type-C port, possibly the version 3.0.

In other news, Xiaomi is said to introduce the second-generation of its Mi Note devices next month. Dubbed Xiaomi Mi Note 2, the handset is likely (via Mobile-Dad) to sport high-end specifications including QHD display, 4GB of RAM, 32GB ROM, 16-megapixel camera, and run Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI ROM.

Tipster @leaksfly posted on Weibo, "Millet Note 2 material breakthrough!" (translated by Bing) tipping that the Mi Note 2 may feature a different build material than its predecessor.

Separately, Xiaomi CEO, Lei Jun, has claimed that company is targeting to sell 10 million Redmi Note 2 smartphones this year. Notably, the company had sold 800,000 Redmi Note 2 smartphones in China within 12 hours during the first flash sale of the handset.

Jun added (via Android Headlines) that the company sold 2.15 million units of Redmi Note 2 in the first month.


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