Copycats: Xiaomi to Launch Android Phone with Facial Recognition A La iPhone X

iPhone’s removal of the fingerprint sensor and the huge bet on facial recognition was one very controversial decision, but as with everything Apple, it was just a matter of time until Android rivals started embracing the same approach as well.

Xiaomi, for example, appears to be one of the copycats, as the Chinese firm plans to give up on the fingerprint reader and offer only facial recognition on its next flagship called Mi 7.

While at this point this is just speculation, Xiaomi is believed to be testing facial recognition systems for its phones with increased focus on security, especially because it would serve as the only authentication method on the device. It’s not known if Xiaomi wants to develop this system in-house or purchase the tech from a different company though.

The facial recognition push

Xiaomi isn’t the first company that invests heavily in facial recognition features, thoug… (read more)

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