Speculations points at the yet-unannounced Xiaomi Mi5 smartphone tipping that it will be featuring a new Qualcomm’s ultra-sonic fingerprint scanner. How can it be differentiated by the Apple’s Touch ID sensor? If the rumors on this topic is to be believed, then the ultrasonic fingerprint reader is developed by Qualcomm chip maker and is said to be playiong a different part over the conventional reader on the phones. According to source, Qualcomm will be iterating the technology, called Snapdragon Sensor ID by the end of this year.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Sensor ID versus Apple’s Touch ID sensor:
First off, the ultrasonic fingerprint reader uses a 3D map of your fingerprint rather than 2D scans used on phones from Samsung, Apple etc. Using this technology, it is said that the tech will ensure more accurate scanning in a more secured way. Suggesting the scanner will work eventually even when the fingers are wet. The technology is expected to be part of Snapdragon 820 SoC. In 2016, there will be more than enough handsets running with the admitted S820 chips and if this is imminent, then Xiaomi Mi5 will also be using Qualcomm‘s next-generation fingerprint reader and CPU will be available by the end of 2015 or early next year.
Alleged specifications of the Xiaomi Mi5 includes a QHD display, 16MP raer camera with LED flash, also houses a 13MP front-facing shooter, USB Type-C port and packs a 3000mAh battery and the price is likely to go by at a tag around $400.
Fingerprint sensors are pretty much used by Android players such as Samsung and HTC, and Apple already found of its own Touch ID sensor, and recently OnePlus 2 also incoporated the same scanning tech, and more over the latest arriving gadgets from Google also introduced Nexus Imprint as the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones fingerprint aesthetics which can be found in the latest version 6.0 of Android Marshmallow mobile operating system.
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