Xiaomi 15 Pro, Ultra will get ultrasonic fingerprint reader: Report

Xiaomi 15 series and ultrasonic fingerprint reader rumors

According to the tipster smart pikachu on Weibo, Xiaomi 15 pro and Xiaomi 15 Ultra have been confirmed to have ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. Regular Xiaomi 15 is still under discussion, Perhaps this will be a point of difference between the vanilla and premium Xiaomi 15 models.

Xiaomi 15 Pro, ultra ultrasonic fingerprint reader
Source: Weibo

Ultrasonic is a premium feature only found on select phones so far. However, as per the tipster’s comment, with Xiaomi and more brands adopting it, this feature will become popular democratization finally happened, In other words, even lower-end phones will get the benefit someday.

But why does it matter?

Ultrasonic vs Optical Fingerprint Scanner

  • ultrasonic fingerprint reader use sound To authenticate the fingerprint of a person. It throws high-frequency sound waves at the finger and the sound wave bounces back. Detailed 3D render of fingerprint, Optical scanners, on the other hand, use light waves to create 2D maps.
  • However, sound or sound echoes are more reliable in bringing a better representation of fingerprints than light or optical reflections, especially If fingers are moist or wet, It’s because they can Monitor surface imperfections or interferences On your finger.
  • Furthermore, since ultrasonic sensors can Detect blood flow and heartbeatsThey can’t be easily deceived With an image or dummy. Because of this capability, they can also be used to monitor heart rate, BMI, and blood sugar levels. If a phone maker ever decides to use this feature it could save on additional components.
  • Phone manufacturers don’t need to worry screen burn-in Unlike either optical sensor.

So, it looks like the Xiaomi 15 Pro and Ultra models will have one More secure and cost-efficient biometric solutions, But, this is not the only upgrade we are expecting.

Xiaomi 15 Pro specifications (expected)

  • Display: If rumors are to be believed, the Xiaomi 15 Pro will feature a 2K AMOLED screen with 0.6mm bezels that is 0.3mm thinner than its predecessor. Meanwhile, the vanilla variant may bring a flat 6.36-inch OLED with 1.5K resolution, 1,400 nits brightness, and 120Hz adaptive refresh rate support.
  • Processor: Both phones may come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 SoC.

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