Promise kept, consumers happy. Redmi Note 5 face unlock feature is now live as promised by the company doing the launch. The feature comes via an OTA (over-the-air) software update including other added features. Xiaomi promised that the update will be roll out to Redmi Note 5 Pro by the end of March, but it has now been released.
The Face Unlock feature on the Redmi Note 5 Pro is said to be faster than the fingerprint scanner. However, it is certainly not as secure as the fingerprint scanner.
ADDED FEATURES AND HOW TO UPDATE YOURS
Xiaomi is bringing the Face Unlock feature through the MIUI v9.2.4 NEIMIEK update that comes in 1.6GB. The new software update also includes camera improvements and stability optimisations. You can manually check its availability by going to the Settings > System updates option or by using the Updater app. Although, as per Xiaomi Product PR Lead Clinton Jeff, the update will be available out of the box for customers who ordered the Redmi Note 5 Pro through its first flash sale earlier this week.