The UMi Z gets two new hands-free camera features (Video)


Does it ever happen to you to miss a beautiful moment because you forgot to press the shutter button? Well, according to UMi that won’t happen again. Indeed, they have just released a video showing how the new touch-free camera features work on the UMi Z.

In the video below we have a look at the Smile Detection functionality, which as you might have guessed already, snaps a photo when it detects a smile. Here’s the video:

As you can see in the video, this guy from UMi goes around what I assume is UMi’s building with his UMi Z pointed at them. Once they smile, the phone snaps a picture automatically. This isn’t earth-shattering technology but it’s still nice to see smaller phone makers adding such features to their phones.


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Another touch-free functionality they added on the UMi Z is Gesture Detection. This one is a bit more common on Chinese phones equipped with MediaTek CPUs and similar camera software. It allows to capture an image when the sensor detects a V sign, whether that’s for “peace” or “victory” that’s up to you.

Unlike with the Smile Detection feature, Gesture Detection will start a 3 seconds countdown and after that snap a photo. In that time you’re supposed to prepare yourself for a selfie as that’s what you’re going to use this feature for, most likely.


What do you guys think of these features? Do you wish UMi to add some more? Let us know in the comments below!

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