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?
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+.
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.
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.
‘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.
Xiaomi Mi 7 could beat Samsung and Huawei flagships to the 3D sensing punch this Q3
While Samsung and Huawei may need to hold off until next year on adopting Face ID-rivaling 3D sensing tech, the Xiaomi Mi 7 is expected out this Q3 with a complex facial recognition feature in tow.
Apple to test 2018 iPhone pipeline after last year’s TrueDepth snafu
It was rumored to be one of the dragging factors that kept the iPhone X from getting out to customers with the other iPhones last year.
Samsung Exynos 9610 SoC supports mid-range AI photography and enhanced face detection
No, the Exynos 9610 is technically not an ultra-high-end new mobile processor, but it does include plenty of “premium” features and capabilities.
Parts crunch: Apple still two years ahead of competition with TrueDepth, Face ID
Android phone makers will take until late this year at the very earliest to be able to come up with an answer to Face ID, Animoji and the TrueDepth camera.
iPhone X ad for Face ID features vanity bug
It’s a minor bug for sure, but it just doesn’t look right — especially for it being part of a feature highlight in a very expensive advertisement.