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[Discussion] Why The Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner on The Xiaomi Mi 5S is Visible?

2016-09-27 08:28:29
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Edited by Furqaan at 2016-09-30 04:57 PM

Hey Mi Fans,

Xiaomi launched the 2 new flagships phones recently, Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus. I have got many questions regarding why the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner is visible? So I thought to come up with this thread about "Why The Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner on The Xiaomi Mi 5S is Visible?" So let's talk about the reason of keeping Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner visible.

Coming to the point, CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun explained why the fingerprint scanner is visible. He explained that Xiaomi decided to include a groove on the front glass, right above where the sensor is located to make the sensor easily assessible. While this reason is actually acceptable. It might take a while to get used to but if we can make use of phones that don’t have backlit capacitive buttons in the dark so this should not be difficult.

The Ultrasonic Finger Print Scanner present in the Mi 5S was actually in development for years before the Xiaomi decided it was time to put it out for consumers. Users of Mi5S don’t have to worry about much about their hands being dirty or wet, as the phone can be unlocked in a split second once the recorded fingerprint is detected. This works due to thousands of micro-seismic sensor probes of the scanner.

Did you enjoyed the thread? Do let me know in the reply below!!!


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2016-09-27 08:28:29
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Great info
2016-09-27 08:42:30

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akibkhan | from app


thanks for sharing
2016-09-27 08:45:22
Nice Info Shared..........
2016-09-27 08:47:06
Informative post
2016-09-27 09:08:44

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rajatul | from app


is the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner also available in mi5s plus??
2016-09-27 11:42:52

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Srihari Mi5 | from app


in Mi 5 fingerprint sensor is working with high speed
2016-09-27 12:50:48
Nice information
2016-09-27 22:15:50

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Shikoo | from app


when it will be available in India?
2016-09-27 23:14:25

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Furqaan Author | from app


when it will be available in India?

There's no official announcement yet, watch out Mi Community for more information :)
2016-09-27 23:18:37
Wow nice info
2016-09-28 00:06:56
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