Chinese based Xiaomi is reportedly going to be next smartphone maker to get force-touch. The company is rumoured to be working on pressure-sensitive displays for their next device. Following in the footsteps of first Huawei and then Apple.
According to a Weibo user Leaksfly Xiaomi has filed a patent for its own brand of 3D Touch, soon after Samsung received a similar patent earlier this month. Reports have indicated that Samsung will consider using Synaptics’ newly developed Clear Force displays on the hardware front. And although Xiaomi’s upcoming flagship Mi5 might be the most potential candidate for 3D Touch to make its debut, the existing M4c is already using Synaptics’ CearPad touch. While the hardware does support Force Touch and Side Touch, named “Edge Touch by Xiaomi, the former has not been activated.
And, on a side note, two leaked images of a supposed Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro have also been doing the rounds online recently.
There were also reports that Xiaomi’s upcoming flagship smartphone will come with a price tag of $399, approximately Rs 26,500 but the Chinese company hasn’t officially revealed anything about the device.