With only one day left for the launch, one of the best features of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5S appears to have been confirmed. It could indeed sport an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, a world’s first in the mobile world.
Wang Yang — IHS Technology’s director — said that Xiaomi will be using Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint recognition technology, the sensor will be hidden beneath the glass surface, making this the first “under glass” fingerprint scanner ever on a smartphone.
The Ultrasonic fingerprint recognition technology is considered the third-generation of fingerprint scanners and, through the use of ultrasound, it has the ability to penetrate different materials, such as glass, plastic and metal. In addition to that, an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner recognizes fingerprints even when your hands are wet or not perfectly clean, this is not possible with capacitive fingerprint scanners now on the market.
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Tomorrow Xiaomi will hopefully confirm this new feature in their press event. In the meanwhile, stay tuned on GizChina to get the latest news!