This shouldn't come as a surprise, but the much-awaited Xiaomi Mi5 will reportedly use a fingerprint scanner. Yes, you heard it right!
The future Xiaomi-made devices could come featuring fingerprint scanner, thanks to a new patent filed by Xiaomi.
A new patent filing at the State Intellectual Property Office in China reveals a method of implementing fingerprint recognition to the buttons. Apparently, some media reports claim that Xiaomi's next flagship handset, the Mi5, might feature a fingerprint scanner.
Here is what the patent filing reveals:
"The device comprises a bottom fingerprint sensors and optical sensor provided in the terminal equipment of the cover glass; fingerprint identification circuit connected fingerprint sensor for fingerprint recognition sensor and the fingerprint information analysis and processing, obtain fingerprint analysis; host processor, and an optical sensor and fingerprint identification circuit connections for the monitored optical sensor light information received to determine whether cover glass touch button operation."
"Identity authentication based on fingerprint analysis results obtained fingerprint identification circuit."
It's not known when Xiaomi plans to integrate a fingerprint scanner technology into its devices, but the Mi5 might become the first ever handset from the Chinese tech giant to fully adopt a new kind of fingerprint scanner technology.
According to media reports, the upcoming Xiaomi Mi5 could feature a 5.2-inch QHD display, a quad-core 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 processor with Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 16GB/64GB of native storage, storage, a 16MP rear-facing camera, an 8MP front-facing camera and a 3,600 mAh battery.
Recently, Xiaomi launched the Mi4i in India priced at Rs. 12,999. The phone will go on sale on April 30 via Flipkart.