Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro is already a highly attractive package as it is. It comes with a better processor, better front and rear cameras and an attractive price. When the company launched the device on February 14th, they also announced a very new feature to MIUI. Xiaomi announced that the Redmi Note 5 Pro would soon receive Face Unlock in the month of March via an OTA.
If you bought a Redmi Note 5 Pro today, you'll see an update to v9.2.4 available out of the box – Brings significant camera improvements, stability optimizations, and Face Unlock! 😱 pic.twitter.com/3ORMHhTFs3
— Clinton Jeff (@clintonjeff) February 22, 2018
Today was the first flash sale of the device and the FAce Unlock update has already arrived. The new information was declared by Clinton Jeff, Xiaomi’s Product PR representative. The Xiaomi rep. took to Twitter to announce the welcome news. He also added that the update arrives with MIUI v9.2.4 and comes with camera optimizations as well.
There have been minor issues with the camera not being up to the mark in some tests conducted on review units. Hopefully, this update takes care of those things. But, what we’re excited to see is the Face Unlock accuracy and security. The OnePlus 5T comes with a lightning fast Face Unlock but it sacrifices some security to achieve that speed. We’re yet to see how this new feature on the Redmi Note 5 Pro fares in actual use. We’re not sure but this is probably the first Xiaomi device to get Face Unlock.
We have learnt that Xiaomi has no plans to release this feature on other phones due to security reasons. However, this might change in the future.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro has made some opening day sales records in India along with its smaller sibling. Read more about it here.