Xiaomi will be adding a fingerprint sensor to its upcoming smartphone, according to a new patent filing at the State Intellectual Property Office in China.
The patent filing says: “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.”
The Xiaomi Mi 5 is expected to feature 5.2” QHD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 mobile chipset, 3GB of RAM, up to 64GB storage, 16MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing unit, and 3,600 mAh battery.
The company also launched its flagship global smartphone Mi 4i in India for Rs 12,999 last week.
Mi 4i sports a 5-inch 1080p full HD display with a sleek unibody design. It is powered by Snapdragon 615 second-gen 64-bit 8 core processor at 1.7 GHz clock speed, which has been created by Qualcomm.
It also features 4G dual SIM slots with a 13 mega pixel (MP) front and 2 MP rear camera. Xiaomi has collaborated with manufacturing partner Foxconn to manufacture a motherboard that is one of the smallest and thinnest found in a phone this size.
It is juiced by a huge 3120mAh battery that can power through 1.5 days of normal usage — that is on average 38 percent more battery capacity across 5-inch premium devices, and 72 percent higher capacity than the iPhone 6 battery.
In the first two days of registrations opening for the Mi 4i sale on Flipkart, an e-commerce website, more than 225,000 customers had registered to purchase the phone.