Xiaomi Black Shark gaming phone is getting facial recognition

The new update brings a bunch of new features with it, including face recognition.

  • Published: June 25, 2018 4:56 PM IST

With the trend of releasing phones that are dedicated to playing games at its peak right now, Xiaomi joined in and launched the Black Shark gaming phone this April. The phone went on sale on April 20, and now two months after the launch, the phone is all set to get its first update.

The major inclusion in the update notes released by the company is the facial recognition feature. The other features included in this update are HDR mode for gaming and video playback mode, raise to wake, three-finger screenshot, longer standby mode, and an early warning for low battery, among other things.

Besides these there is also enhanced system stability, optimized screen brightness options, standby power consumption, and more headphone compatibility than before.

Xiaomi Black Shark specifications

As far as specifications are concerned, the Black Shark gaming smartphone flaunts a 5.99-inch display with full-HD+ (2160×1080 pixels) resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio, and up to 550 nits brightness.

For photography, the smartphone is equipped with a dual-camera setup at the back. This setup includes a 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.75 aperture, and a 20-megapixel secondary sensor with f/1.75 aperture. Up front is a 20-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture, for selfies.

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For security, there’s a fingerprint sensor, and the device is backed by a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac dual-band, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS / GLONASS / Beidou, and USB Type-C port. On the software front, the gaming smartphone runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box.

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  • Published Date: June 25, 2018 4:56 PM IST