It seems that Xiaomiwants to bring the fingerprint sensor experience to its next flagship. A new patent filing at the State Intellectual Property Office in China reveals a method of implementing fingerprint recognition to the buttons.
Rumor says that the Xiaomi Mi5 might include this fingerprint sensor. While there is no confirmation on that, this is what the patent filing reveals:
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.
Xiaomi Mi 5 will also may 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. But don’t take this for guaranteed before the formal announcement.