On May 31, Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer Edition officially unveiled.

As a new machine under the name of “Exploration”, Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer Edition added “3D structured light face recognition” and “pressure sensitive screen fingerprint” to the frontier of Xiaomi Mi8 new technology.

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In order to meet product positioning, Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer Edition in the fuselage design has also made some changes: the back of the fuselage four-curtain glass with a transparent design, the internal battery, NFC coil, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip and other components A display; at the same time canceled the original back of the fingerprint identification module on the back, and for the power button and the camera decoration ring put a red coating.

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The first “Face ID” of android smartphone

The “Face ID” first appeared on the Apple iPhone X is a frontier function for obtaining 3D depth information of face using structured light technology. Compared with other 2D information, the 3D depth information of human face shows safety and privacy.

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The Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer Edition also adds a dot matrix projector to the user’s face 3D depth information based on Xiaomi 8’s infrared face recognition scheme.

It is reported that compared to Apple’s “Face ID” program, Xiaomi’s structured light solution is different in the way of dot-mapping: Apple chose to use 30,000 discretely distributed infrared dots in the form of “speckle”, while Xiaomi Using the encoding method, a geometrically-encoded graphic is presented on the face.

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According to the official, the 3D face recognition function of Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer Edition has features such as quick matching. Compared with the traditional fingerprint unlocking method, the probability of 3D face recognition being cracked can be reduced to one millionth.

Mi Meng 3D facial expression

With the help of the user’s face 3D depth information, Xiaomi also implemented a dynamic expression function similar to Apple’s “Animoji” on Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer Edition. Users can create a special dynamic expression package based on personal facial information, or chat. Use cartoon images such as rabbits, pandas, foxes, and pigs.

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Pressure sensitive screen fingerprint

Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer Edition does not have a fingerprint module with a separate opening. Instead, it has a “pressure sensitive screen fingerprint” function module at the bottom of the screen.

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Currently, the more commercially available screen fingerprint unlocking scheme is “optical fingerprint technology”, and Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer Edition is based on this introduction of pressure-sensing design—adding pressure sensors to mobile phones. The official claims that it can speed up Fingerprint recognition speed, while further optimizing the user experience of unlocking the screen fingerprint.

The basic configuration information of Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer Edition is as follows:

  • Screen: 6.21 inches, Samsung AMOLED shaped full screen, DCI-P3 color gamut
  • Resolution: 2248 x 1080 (18.7: 9)
  • CPU: Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 8GB
  • ROM: 128GB
  • Rear camera: 12.00MP dual camera, support four-axis optical image stabilization, the main camera is Sony IMX363, the pixel area is 1.4 μm
  • Front camera: 20.00MP, 1.8μm pixel area (4 in 1), support AI single shot blur
  • Unlocking mode: screen fingerprint recognition, front 3D structured light face recognition
  • Battery: 3000mAh, support QC4.0+ fast charge

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition official price is 3699 yuan.


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