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.
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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?
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