Xiaomi Mi 5s could feature Qualcomm’s Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor instead of its home button

Earlier, we reported that the Chinese Tech Giants Xiaomi is all set to launch the successor of its much popular smartphone of the year, the Xiaomi Mi 5. The smartphone will be named as the Xiaomi Mi 5s. The Mi 5s was also spotted on AnTuTu Benchmark listing according to which it will come with 6 GB RAM and Snapdragon 821 SoC. Now, as per the recent reports, Xiaomi is said to be planning on ditching the home button, and use an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner inserted beneath the front glass. Xiaomi will be reportedly using Qualcomm’s Sense ID ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner.

According to Qualcomm, the Sense ID biometrics technology uses 3D characteristics of the user’s fingerprint to deliver more efficient scanning. The technology also makes it possible for users to use the fingerprint scanner even when users fingers are wet. Another interesting feature of Qualcomm’s Sense ID is that it scans through glass, plastic and certain metals. Essentially, the technology makes it possible for handset makers to embed fingerprint scanner right on the screen.

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Image Source: Gsmarena.com

The Xiaomi Mi 5s smartphone will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 SoC and Adreno 530 GPU. The Smartphone will come with 6 GB LPDDR4 RAM that runs at a zippier clock speed of 1866 MHz, and 256 GB of UFS 2.0 internal storage. Some other leaks also suggests that a version with 3 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage, and a premium version with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage.

Image Source: Gsmarena.com

Image Source: Gsmarena.com

The display of the smartphone is said to be 5.15-inch full-HD (1080p) with Force-Touch features. The smartphone will be equipped with a 16 mega-pixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and features 4 axis optical image stabilization (OIS) and phase detection auto-focus (PDAF). The device will be backed by a 3,490 mAh battery and will features Qualcomm’s fast charging 3.0. The smartphone will also features Type-C USB port and Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint scanner.

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The Xiaomi Mi 5s is expected to be launch on September 14, along with the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 smartphone. The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is expected to be launch in two variants, one with Full-HD (1080p) display, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, and 16 mega-pixel rear camera. While the the other variant will come with Quad-HD (1440p) display, 6 GB RAM, 128 GB storage, and two 13 mega-pixel dual rear camera setup. Click “here” for full specifications and expected price.

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