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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will get face-unlock feature soon via MIUI 10 updateKVN Rohit/IBTimes India

Xiaomi's low-end phablet model Redmi Note 5 will soon be receiving a huge security upgrade on par with its superior brethren Redmi Note 5 Pro.

In the recently released MIUI 10 8.8.2 Global Beta ROM, the company has introduced face unlock feature for the Redmi Note 5 variant. As per the initial reaction on the official MIUI consumer forum, the beta version seems to be stable and the False Reject Ratio (FRR) rate of face scanner is low.

When will the final public version come to the Redmi Note 5?

The MIUI 10 Global ROM public version is slated to seed early next month and going by feedback given by testers on the MIUI forum, there won't be any delay.

Once released, the face-unlock feature will offer the third layer of security to the Redmi Note 5, other two being the fingerprint scanner and the PIN (or pattern) lock.

In addition to the biometric feature, MIUI 10 update will also bring the Portrait mode option, which enables users to take Bokeh blur effect images on the front camera.

With this feature, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 owners will be able to take good selfie shots with clear face in the foreground and blurred background. This can be used for DPs (Display Picture) for social media platforms.

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Xiaomi MIUI 10 Global Beta OS now rolling out to Redmi Note 5, 5 Pro and other devicesMIUI India Forum (screen-shot)

What else is coming in MIUI 10 Global ROM?

Responsive and fast

Xiaomi is promising MIUI 10 will make the device work faster in terms of app loading and more. It also comes with two critical system optimisations—Lock-free critical path and Codependent prioritising, which improves the overall responsiveness of MIUI 10 by 10 percent.

Designed for Full Screen Experience

Now that the widescreen with 18:9 aspect ratio is becoming the norm in the smartphone industry and most importantly in all recent Xiaomi phones. MIUI 10 has been created to enhance the user experience with its upgrades in design, speed, AI and sound.

It is said to come with several easy-to-use full screen hand gestures without the need for virtual buttons, along with new features such as more content in the tiled taskbar and improved swiping gestures (up and down for switching tasks, sideways to end current task), users will be delighted at the increase in their multitasking efficiency.

The company promises that users will be able to seamlessly switch to Full-screen gestures. Besides, MIUI 10 will provide a much more productive experience with a completely redesigned recent apps menu showing up to 5 apps in one screen.

Natural ringtones:

With MIUI 10, Xiaomi brings a completely new system of sounds. From notifications, to audio feedback and ambient sounds from an app like the timer with nature-related water droplets, rain, sand dunes in the wind on a desert, forest sound with waterfall effect, ocean wave sound and more, which soothes the users' mood rather than annoy them by notifications and calls. MIUI 10 is also designed in a way that will reduce the aural clutter.

Customised for India

MIUI 9 came with personalised theme for India including the pachanga calendar, festival related wallpapers and more, Now, the new MIUI 10 follows up the region-specific feature such as the camera app doubling up as a Paytm QR code scanner, a local service page in the in-built browser with full support for PWA (progressive web apps), and the content-rich libraries of Mi Music and Mi Video ensure a great, entertaining and an ergonomic experience.

It also adds a quick menu tab to all business messages, which allows users to explore more about the service with one tap.

List of devices eligible for Xiaomi MIUI 10:

Xiaomi has confirmed to release MIUI 10 ROM will be made available to Mi 8, Mi MIX 2S, Mi MIX 2, Mi MIX, Mi 6X, Mi 6, Mi 5, Mi Note 2, Redmi S2, Redmi Note 5, Mi Note 3, Mi 5X, Mi 5c, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi 4, Mi 4c, Mi 4S, Mi Max 2, Mi Max, Redmi 5, Redmi 5A, Redmi 5 Plus, Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, Redmi 4X, Redmi 3S/Redmi 3X, Redmi Pro, Redmi Note 5A, Redmi Note 4 (Qualcomm), Redmi Note 4X, Redmi Note 4 (MTK), Redmi Note 3 (Qualcomm).

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