Pocketnow Daily: Everything Apple SILENTLY CHANGED Today (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about all the changes that Apple has been doing silently, leaks of the Google Pixel 4XL and more

5G key to China’s growing surveillance economy – take paying for a train trip

The Shenzhen Metro is testing out new tech with 5G and AI in mind like patrols and inspections with robots and drones. And what about facial recognition?

LG G8 ThinQ confirmed to feature a Time of Flight selfie camera

Much like how the iPhone can sense depth with its selfie camera system to do things like Face ID, LG says its G8 ThinQ can do the same.

Android 10 Q to bring support for native Face-ID-like feature

A recent code breakdown reveals that the next version of Android, Android 10 Q, will likely add native facial recognition support.

Xiaomi makes way in the UK for Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 Lite

One of China’s budding tech hot shots is rushing into the United Kingdom with a couple of phones and a foreign taste of Android.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 faces the camera with a Windows laptop

A video of the device in action has leaked showing its motirized deck featuring an advanced camera system and the ability to unlock a laptop.

Chromebooks with fingerprint sensors are just a matter of time

We may soon get fingerprint sensors and facial recognition in the future Chromebooks, maybe even as soon as the new Pixelbooks arrive

BLU Vivo XI+ debuts as company relaunches with streamlined approach

Last week, the company made promises to be a better phone maker. It continued to make those promises with the launch of the Vivo XI+.

Galaxy Tab S4 firmware shows us how to use Intelligent Scan

Look into the eyes of your Android tablet and what it will see is a way to check to make sure you are who really owns the Tab S4.

Vivo will soon take on Apple’s Face ID with innovative 3D sensing solution

Vivo’s latest mobile industry breakthrough is a TOF 3D sensing solution that, at least on paper, looks more complex and promising than Apple’s Face ID tech.

HMD Global updates Nokia 8 and three other phones with face unlock

Facial unlock is an authentication that’s here to stay for now, at least in 2018. Nokia is trying to adopt it for four of its current phones.

Galaxy S10 hoped to have 3D sensor to leave behind iris scanner

Samsung wants to have better biometric security measures come 2019 and it thinks that it can have a dot-projection facial sensor in time.

OPPO Find X launching in Europe with Automobili Lamborghini Edition, too

But be prepared to shell out big time, even with the regular version of this device. It doesn’t have a servo-fed camera reveal system for nothing.

OPPO Find X launching as first North American and European device

This new phone from China has a servo motor that brings out the camera when you need them and hides them away when you don’t.

Face ID settings tuned for iPad, but no hardware yet

In the iOS 12 developer beta, iPad users can find aew option to set up Face ID. Except they can’t. Not on any iPad just yet.

‘Alternate Appearance’ feature in iOS 12 beta looks a lot like multi-user Face ID support

iOS 12 beta testers can register an “alternate appearance” for Face ID authentication on the iPhone X, which also allows a second user to unlock the device with their face.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ review

Samsung is reportedly ‘considering’ triple cameras and a 3D sensor for next year’s Galaxy S10

Samsung may want to follow Huawei’s suit and beat Apple to the triple camera punch with a Galaxy S10 supporting “enhanced zoom features” and advanced AR applications.

Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition and Mi 8 SE phones are official in China

To celebrate the company’s eight anniversary, Xiaomi has officially taken the wraps off the highly anticipated Mi 8, as well as the truly remarkable Mi 8 Explorer Edition and slightly lower-end Mi 8 SE.

2016’s OnePlus 3 and 3T get modern Face Unlock functionality with OxygenOS 5.0.3 update

Gone but not forgotten, the two year-old OnePlus 3 and 3T are being updated right now to OxygenOS 5.0.3, containing Face Unlock features and May security patches.

New hands-on video purports to show Xiaomi Mi 8 version with translucent back

Just in case the fast-approaching Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone didn’t feel exciting enough, a freshly leaked video appears to confirm both in-display fingerprint recognition and an eye-catching translucent backplate.

Xiaomi Mi 8 announcement scheduled for May 31, starting price could be as low as $440

To celebrate the company’s eight anniversary, an ultra-high-end Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone will be unveiled on May 31, possibly with in-display fingerprint recognition and 3D facial scanning in tow.

Xiaomi Mi 8, not Mi 7, expected to support in-display fingerprint recognition soon

The Xiaomi Mi 8 could be released instead of the Mi 7 or shortly after the company’s long overdue next flagship phone with groundbreaking in-display fingerprint recognition in tow.

If you have Face ID trouble, your iPhone X rear camera may need a repair

It doesn’t exactly sound logical, but Apple’s front camera-enabled Face ID feature on the iPhone X may need a rear camera repair in the event of trouble.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ review

Samsung Galaxy S10 codename revealed, 3D sensing struggles rumored

We’re not sure this will even be called the Samsung Galaxy S10, but it’s probably codenamed “Beyond”, and it may not be able to implement 3D sensing facial recognition technology.

Official Android Oreo update with EMUI 8.0 on top will start for US Honor 7X on April 30

After some (hopefully) thorough beta-testing, Android 8.0 Oreo and EMUI 8.0 software goodies are ready to officially roll out to the low-cost Honor 7X stateside.