Xiaomi’s slowly revealing more and more information about the upcoming Mi Mix 2S as its March 27 launch date comes closer. This time, it’s confirmed two features which have been leaked in the past – facial recognition and an AI-enhanced camera.
It’s done so through a pair of cryptic video teasers posted on its Weibo page. One is a simple montage featuring painters like Van Gogh with an unlock symbol on top. This might be a hint that the Mi Mix 2S will be able to recognize users even if they have a beard or hat on.
Android phones might take about 2 years to catch up with the iPhone X’s Face ID system, so Xiaomi’s solution might not be as advanced as Apple’s. The Redmi Note 5 Pro already has a Face Unlock feature, but it’s not completely secure and relies on the selfie camera rather than an infrared camera, flood illuminator, and dot projector like the iPhone X.
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Perhaps Xiaomi has come up with something different for its premium up-and-comer. Moving on to the second video, it shows off a collection of famous paintings. Each features a symbol which corresponds to what’s being depicted such as landscapes, people, water, pets, and buildings.
This suggests that Xiaomi is working on some kind of AI-powered scene recognition tool that will be able to recognize objects and optimize the camera settings accordingly. The company’s rumored to be equipping the phone with a vertical dual rear camera module.
Other expected specs include a Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of ROM, a 3400mAh battery, and wireless charging support. We’ll have to wait till next week to find out whether the leaks about the Mi Mix 2S were on the money or completely off base.