Xiaomi had promised that it would be rolling out Face Unlock feature for Redmi Note 5 Pro,  but it has now released the update in an apparent bid to please initial buyers. Currently, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is the only Xiaomi smartphone in India that has face unlock feature. Priced at around Rs 18,000 with FHD+ resolution, the only device to have such premium feature.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Face Unlock

Firstly, the face unlock is not as secure as fingerprint sensor. But it does provide a good alternative way to unlock the device. Secondly, this method is touted to be faster than fingerprint sensor. We are yet to receive the unit and try out this feature, so stay tuned.

“Our face detection algorithm scans facial features in roughly 500 milliseconds using a high accuracy matching mechanism,” said Mani. The feature can be activated by updating OS to MIUI v9.2.4 NEIMIEK update that comes in 1.6GB. The new software update also includes camera improvements and stability optimisations. 

Those who had purchased Redmi Note 5 Pro during this week’s flash sale, the update is already available out-of-the-box. You can manually check its availability by going to the Settings > System updates option or by using the Updater app.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro specifications

The device comes in two variants of RAM, with 4GB and 6GB RAM options. It runs MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat 7.1 and expected to get Android Oreo soon. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC, paired with Adreno 509 GPU and either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. It has a dual camera setup on the back, with 12 MP and 5 MP camera sensors.

This budget smartphone also has 20 MP front camera with Sony MX376 sensor that is accompanied by an LED selfie-light module. The device features 64 GB internal storage that is expandable via microSD card and a 4000mAh battery.

We want to hear from users who have purchased Redmi Note 5 Pro. Interested ones can contact us or message us on WhatsApp.

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