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 (1440×2560) 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.