Xiaomi has come out with a teaser that has just confirmed the availability of the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner on the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5s.
The official unveiling of the device is expected to take place in the next few days, as the company has scheduled a press conference on September 29. With just two days to go before the event, they have unveiled a teaser showing the presence of an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner from Qualcomm. This will significantly alter the way the phone is designed and is expected to be a game changer in the smartphone segment.
At present, smartphones are limited by the fingerprint scanner in terms of design. There is need of a dedicated button since the scanner will not work beyond a dedicated surface. Furthermore, these scanners are also not equipped to work when there is excessive dust or even water on this surface. The ultrasonic fingerprint scanner finds a way around these issues quite brilliantly. It is able to work on all surfaces like glass, metal, or even plastic. This would allow a lot of flexibility when it comes to designing the phone.
Since there is no need for a dedicated surface, it would allow the Xiaomi Mi 5s to possess a clean design without any interference from buttons. It seems to be the case from the early rendering of the device, but it should be confirmed in the next few days. Apart from this latest technology, the Xiaomi Mi 5s also packs in a snapdragon 821 processor and 6 GB of RAM. This configuration would make the phone even faster than the OnePlus 3, which is currently one of the benchmarks when it comes to multitasking.
A 16-megapixel camera is set to do its job in the rear of the device, but crucially, this will arrive with a dual camera setup just like on the recent Apple iPhone 7 Plus. One of the few limitations of the device may be the 5.15-inch screen. Even though it may offer QHD resolution, it would be seen as a missed opportunity from Xiaomi butthere are still fan boys of a small form factor when it comes to smartphones. One of the best aspects of the Xiaomi Mi 5s maybe its battery life, which is expected to be great owing to a rumored 3490 mAh battery. Impressively, the phone is expected to cost only $450 for the top end variant with 256 GB of storage.