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Mi 5s confirmed to feature “Under Glass” Fingerprint sensor

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Its a new week and already the social media is again buzzing about the Xiaomi Mi 5s which was expected to drop on September 14 but didn’t. We now have to look forward to another date which has not been officially disclosed, although September 27 is rumored.

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The Mi 5s has been the subject of several leaks and rumors for some time now. Just last week we got wind that the device will feature the world’s first under glass fingerprint technology manufactured by Qualcomm, which would make the device ditch the physical home button for a virtual one and is touted to work even with wet hands . Earlier on, AnTuTu’s Weibo page featured what was said to be the benchmark score and a few specs of the Mi 5s showing the device would be powered by the top-end Snapdragon 821 chipset, alongside a 5.15-inch 1080p display and Android 6.0 Marshmallow among others. The Mi 5s was revealed to have managed to pull a total score of 150k points.

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Also on the under glass fingerprint sensor, this rumor seem to have been confirmed by Xiaomi employees on microblogging site Weibo thus making the Mi 5s the world’s first smartphone to feature the “Under Glass” ultrasonic fingerprint technology. In addition, Apple is rumored as planning to include the new technology on its  iPhone 8 expected next year. Other specs also revealed in the Weibo post include the device would pack a 6GB RAM and would have three storage variants of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB, 2.5D curved glass, NFC, 3D Touch among others.

 

 

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  • goodwill

    So, basically there won’t be any visible scanner? will be under the panel itself?

    • José Rodrigues

      yes, like oneplus 2….it had a button…but didnt click

      • José Rodrigues

        I like it but….if is dark …..how do i know were it is….they should give some texture i guess

      • goodwill

        oh, like the new iphone 7. it’d be great if the whole glass panel can scan fp. haha.

      • greg

        What are you talking about? the finger sensor in OP2 IS visible and not under the the glass

  • Ionut Johnny

    Great specs, If the price is good I might not wait too much for Mi Note 2.