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[Rumors] 3D Air Gestures: Xiaomi testing ability to wave phone to launch apps !

2019-06-25 04:48:05
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Dear Mi Fans,
MIUI beta lets you twirl your phone around to launch apps. A Xiaomi employee showed the functionality on Weibo (spotted by XDA-Developers), dubbed 3D Air Gestures.

The LG G8 ThinQ uses its front-facing 3D ToF camera for some interesting functionality, allowing you to control and unlock the phone by waving your finger in front of the screen. But why use your finger when you can wave the actual phone around? That seems to be Xiaomi’s thinking with the latest MIUI China beta.

The dubbed 3D Air Gestures, only seems to be available for the Mi 9 for now, but what does it actually do?
3D Air Gestures apparently lets you “draw a pattern in the air” with your phone in order to launch various apps and services. The Xiaomi employee’s Weibo video (seen below) shows a variety of patterns, such as “drawing” a ‘C’ in order to launch the camera, or a ‘Z’ to open PayPal.

Watch this Video !

It’s a rather interesting feature and seems to combine Motorola’s Moto Actions and OnePlus screen-off gestures. Motorola’s feature allows you to conduct a chopping motion or a twisting motion with your phone to activate the flashlight or camera app respectively. Meanwhile, OnePlus lets you draw letters on the screen when it’s off in order to launch apps.

Aren't you excited for this amazing feature? What do you think of 3D Air Gestures?

Give us your thoughts in the comments!

2019-06-25 04:48:05
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George Jacob | from Redmi 3S


Thanks for sharing
2019-06-25 04:56:09

Master Bunny

@hd48915 | from app


Interesting feature, but suitable IMO only for some apps, like flashlight. But, lets wait and see brave new world! :) Thanks for sharing.
2019-06-25 05:01:12

Master Bunny

bhert01 | from Redmi Note 7


now i can be Harry Potter! waving my phone for a specific command! bwahahah
2019-06-25 06:38:25

Master Bunny

Mrojhe | from Redmi 4A


Thats cool
2019-06-25 07:31:56

Beta Team-China

Dorarch | from MI MAX 3


Thanks for sharing
2019-06-25 07:55:07

Master Bunny

tZe_vitamin | from Redmi Note 7


yea,thanks for telling us,what will never get, because we dont have beta. why Mi community shares with us features that have only Chinese ROM???
2019-06-25 08:57:58

Wizard Bunny

Anton Marpaung | from Redmi Note 7


Thanks for Sharing
2019-06-25 09:43:29

Master Bunny

Erdinçer | from MI MAX 2


Thanks for the share
2019-06-25 15:29:47
I'm happy that Xiaomi's looking into gestures but I don't know if copying the gimmicky ones from other OEMs is the way to do it. Seriously us fans have already spoken about which gestures we'd like to use. Put those into MIUI 11 guys.

Of course if we are taking some features from other OEMs then I'd recommend ditching Always On screen which obviously drains the battery for Vivo's Wave to Glance Air Gesture feature. What this does is when you wave your hand in front of the phone it'll activate the "always on" version of the display. Wave again to unlock the phone. Should be much less power draining. FunTouchOS by Vivo has a few other gesture types that we might appreciate on MIUI along with those gesture options by OnePlus. I like the shake to turn on the flashlight feature although right now I use double tap power button which is just as easy if not more easy.
2019-06-25 21:46:10

Pro Bunny

Humminglights | from Mi MIX 2


Interesting Feature, great development thanks
2019-06-26 03:44:24
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