Xiaomi’s Mi 4 successor was expected to be launched in January, but that certainly didn’t happen. Three months later, the phone is still in the rumor mill, with new reports suggesting the Mi 5 could come with a fingerprint scanner. Also Read - RedmiBook Pro, RedmiBook e-Learning Edition launch in India, start at Rs 41,999Also Read - Massive Rs 2,000 flat discount on Xiaomi Mi 11X: Check the mouth-watering deal on Amazon
First spotted by GizmoChina, Xiaomi has filed a patent application with the State Intellectual Property Office in China. The patent deals with a method to integrate fingerprint scanning into the touch buttons on a handset. The fingerprint scanning technology will most likely be embedded into the Mi 5’s home button at the bottom. Also Read - Xiaomi RedmiBook laptops launching later today: Livestream details, expected prices, etc
The patent application reads as follows:
“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 upcoming flagship has been subjected to many leaks so far. It comes with QHD screen ranging between 5.2 and 5.5-inches. It is said to be powered by a 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor paired with 3GB RAM. It is also expected to support 32GB of internal storage.
On the camera front, the smartphone is pegged to feature either a 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel cameras. It should run on Android Lollipop based MIUI interface, and is also said to pack a 3,600mAh non-removable battery.