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Grab Passenger Verification With Face Recognition Explained!

Grab Passenger Verification With Face Recognition Explained!

Grab just announced a unique Passenger Verification feature to improve safety for Grab drivers. Here are the full details of the Grab Passenger Verification feature, and how it will roll out!

 

Grab Passenger Verification With Face Recognition Explained!

The new Grab Passenger Verification feature was developed to enhance safety for Grab drivers. Since its trial introduction earlier this year, Grab reported that passenger-related crime dropped by 30%.

Beginning today, all new Grab passengers will be required to take a selfie of themselves.  Eventually, even existing Grab passengers will need to verify their identities using a selfie.

The new Grab app will use facial recognition technology to ensure that the picture taken is of an actual “live” human face. Grab claims it is able to detect if you are wearing dark glasses or a mask, and reject the selfie.

Privacy Protection

The selfie will only be used for one-time verification, and protected under the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). It will not be displayed as a profile picture, or shared with external parties. Not even drivers and merchants will have access to the Passenger Verification selfies.

Deterrence Through Passenger Verification

The very fact that Grab passengers now have their selfies verified and stored with Grab will act as a deterrent for them to commit crimes against Grab drivers.

Part Of Grab Safety Initiatives

The Grab Passenger Verification feature is part of their safety initiative, developed in partnership with the Malaysian Ministry of Transport.

They hope to achieve zero preventable incidents through a slew of safety features like Share My Ride, Emergency SOS button, number masking, telematics, Personal Accident Insurance and driver background checks.

 

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The honor Point Cloud Depth Camera Sneak Peek

At the launch of the honor 7X FullView Display smartphone, honor showed off the upcoming honor View10 AI smartphone, as well as point cloud depth camera technology they’re developing.

 

What Is A Point Cloud Depth Camera?

A point cloud depth camera is a combination of a VCSEL laser projector and two stereoscopic RGB LED sensors. The laser projector creates a “cloud” of dots or points, which is picked up by the two sensors. A 3D image is then created from the two separate images.

Backing up the point cloud depth camera is an IR camera that captures the infrared image of your face. This helps the point cloud depth camera avoid being fooled by a fake mask.

 

The honor Point Cloud Depth Camera Sneak Peek

While revealing details of the upcoming honor View10 AI smartphone, Huawei Malaysia Business Director Zhiwei Zhao gave us a sneak peek of the honor point cloud depth camera that they’re planning to bring to market soon.

3D Face Recognition & Reconstruction

This is nothing new, of course, being a riff on the Apple iPhone X 3D facial recognition technology. But honor promises that their 3D face recognition technology will be more accurate and more secure.

It will be capable of deliverying up to a 300,000 point cloud – 10X more than the iPhone X – albeit taking 10 seconds to do it. For quick identification, it will be able to identify your face and unlock the smartphone in 400 ms. Presumably, that will use far fewer dots – probably 120,000 of them.

The high number of dots allow more than just 3D facial recognition. It will also allow you to reconstruct your face in 3D with sub-millimeter accuracy. Whether this is used to create facially-similar avatars in games, or facial masks like in Mission Impossible, remains to be seen.

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3D Facial Animation

honor proposes that the 3D face map will allow for more realistic 3D facial animation for use in animated emojis. We can also see it being used to create more realistic videos using 3D or cartoon avatars.

3D Small Object Reconstruction

The high point cloud capability will also allow small objects to be measured and reconstructed in 3D. honor claims that the high dot density is sufficient to pick up even the texture of the object.

They also say that they have the ability to remove the background, and the palm (or table) on which the object rests.

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The OPPO F5 6GB Black & Red Editions Revealed!

We revealed the OPPO F5 smartphone last month, with our hands-on preview, last month. At that time, OPPO revealed that they would be introducing the OPPO F5 with more memory and more storage, and a little more pizzazz. Well, here it is – the new OPPO F5 6GB smartphone!

 

The OPPO F5 6GB Black & Red Editions

The OPPO F5 smartphone features an almost bezel-less FHD+ display with a 2:1 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1080 x 2160. For easier unlocking, the F5 comes with a new Facial Unlock feature, as well as a rear fingerprint sensor.

The OPPO F5 also boasts a 20 MP front camera with the latest AI Beauty Recognition technology that, OPPO promises, will take selfie photography to a whole new level by personalising beautification.

The new OPPO F5 6GB model comes with 6GB of memory, and 64GB of internal storage. It will also come in two colour options – Red and Black. Other than that, it is no different from the regular OPPO F5 smartphone, which you can see in this hands-on video :

 

The OPPO F5 6GB Specifications

In this table, we compare the specifications of the OPPO F5 6GB with the “regular” OPPO F5 smartphone.

SpecificationsOPPO F5OPPO F5 6GB
Display6" IPS FHD+ Display (1080 x 2160)6" IPS FHD+ Display (1080 x 2160)
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1 with ColorOS 3.2Android 7.1 with ColorOS 3.2
PlatformMediaTek MT6763TMediaTek MT6763T
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (2.3 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.6 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (2.3 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.6 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali G71 MP2 (800 MHz)ARM Mali G71 MP2 (800 MHz)
Memory4 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM6 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
Storage32 GB internal flash storage
microSD card slot (up to 256 GB)
64 GB internal flash storage
microSD card slot (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera20 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens20 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens
Rear Camera16 MP sensor with f/1.8 lens and single LED flash16 MP sensor with f/1.8 lens and single LED flash
Network SupportFDD B1/2/3/5/7/8/20/28
TDD B38/39/40/41(2555-2655MHz)
WCDMA B1/2/5/8
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
FDD B1/2/3/5/7/8/20/28
TDD B38/39/40/41(2555-2655MHz)
WCDMA B1/2/5/8
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
SIM SupportUp to two nano SIM cards
Dual SIM, dual standby capable
Up to two nano SIM cards
Dual SIM, dual standby capable
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4 / 5 GHz)
USB : micro USB 2.0 with OTG support
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4 / 5 GHz)
USB : micro USB 2.0 with OTG support
GPSYesYes
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear-MountedYes, Rear-Mounted
Other SensorsDistance sensor, light sensor, G sensor, E-compassDistance sensor, light sensor, G sensor, E-compass
Battery3,200 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-replaceable)3,200 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-replaceable)
Dimensions76 mm wide x 156.5 mm tall x 7.5 mm thick76 mm wide x 156.5 mm tall x 7.5 mm thick
Weight152 g152 g
Available ColoursGold / BlackRed / Black

 

AI Beauty Recognition

The OPPO AI Beauty Recognition technology is able to recognize the subjects’ skin tone and type, gender and age, match them against its database and subsequently make beautification enhancements that are personalized for each individual in the selfie. With more than 200 facial feature spots scanned, the AI Beauty Recognition technology is able to detect your face in detail and refine your selfie.

High Resolution Cameras

The OPPO F5 features a 20MP front camera with f/2.0 lens, and a 16MP rear camera with f/1.8 lens. OPPO claims that the F5’s cameras will deliver better photo quality than their competitor’s 13MP or 16MP camera in the same price range.

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First OPPO Full-Screen FHD+ Smartphone

The F5 is OPPO’s first 6.0″ full-screen FHD+ display device, with a 1080 x 2160 screen in the 2:1 aspect ratio.

Facial Unlock

The OPPO F5 comes with Facial Unlock, the new face recognition technology that will recognize its user and unlock the phone. If the user prefers to use the fingerprint unlock function, the fingerprint reader is now on the back of the phone, giving way to a full front screen.

 

The OPPO F5 6GB Price & Availability

The OPPO F5 6GB is available for pre-order right now, with the MSRP of RM 1,698 / ~US$ 414, inclusive of the 6% GST.

It will be offered in two colour variants – Black Edition and Red Edition. The first 1,000 who pre-order the OPPO F5 6GB (Red Edition) will receive a limited-edition gift box, with an exclusive case that is embellished with Swarovski crystals.

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The OPPO F5 Preview – Specifications & Hands-On Look!

OPPO just launched the new F5 smartphone which they claim is the Selfie Expert and Leader. After the launch, we had some time to try it out ourselves. Here is our OPPO F5 preview, with a look at its key specifications and a hands-on look!

 

The OPPO F5 Specifications

Here are the key specifications of the OPPO F5 smartphone.

SpecificationsOPPO F5OPPO F5 6GB
Display6" IPS FHD+ Display (1080 x 2160)6" IPS FHD+ Display (1080 x 2160)
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1 with ColorOS 3.2Android 7.1 with ColorOS 3.2
PlatformMediaTek MT6763TMediaTek MT6763T
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (2.3 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.6 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (2.3 GHz)
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.6 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali G71 MP2 (800 MHz)ARM Mali G71 MP2 (800 MHz)
Memory4 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM6 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
Storage32 GB internal flash storage
microSD card slot (up to 256 GB)
64 GB internal flash storage
microSD card slot (up to 256 GB)
Front Camera20 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens20 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens
Rear Camera16 MP sensor with f/1.8 lens and single LED flash16 MP sensor with f/1.8 lens and single LED flash
Network SupportFDD B1/2/3/5/7/8/20/28
TDD B38/39/40/41(2555-2655MHz)
WCDMA B1/2/5/8
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
FDD B1/2/3/5/7/8/20/28
TDD B38/39/40/41(2555-2655MHz)
WCDMA B1/2/5/8
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
SIM SupportUp to two nano SIM cards
Dual SIM, dual standby capable
Up to two nano SIM cards
Dual SIM, dual standby capable
ConnectivityWiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4 / 5 GHz)
USB : micro USB 2.0 with OTG support
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4 / 5 GHz)
USB : micro USB 2.0 with OTG support
GPSYesYes
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear-MountedYes, Rear-Mounted
Other SensorsDistance sensor, light sensor, G sensor, E-compassDistance sensor, light sensor, G sensor, E-compass
Battery3,200 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-replaceable)3,200 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-replaceable)
Dimensions76 mm wide x 156.5 mm tall x 7.5 mm thick76 mm wide x 156.5 mm tall x 7.5 mm thick
Weight152 g152 g
Available ColoursGold / BlackRed / Black

 

Our Hands-On OPPO F5 Preview

The OPPO F5 smartphone features an almost bezel-less FHD+ display with a 2:1 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1080 x 2160. For easier unlocking, the F5 comes with a new Facial Unlock feature, as well as a rear fingerprint sensor.

The OPPO F5 also boasts a 20 MP front camera with the latest AI Beauty Recognition technology that, OPPO promises, will take selfie photography to a whole new level by personalising beautification.

Before we take a closer look at its key features, let’s take a quick tour in this OPPO F5 preview video!

AI Beauty Recognition

OPPO’s AI Beauty Recognition technology gathers information and learns the specific facial features of different people from its global image database of human faces. Professional photographers and make-up artists were consulted during the R&D process to help make selfies look more attractive.

The OPPO AI Beauty Recognition technology is able to recognize the subjects’ skin tone and type, gender and age, match them against its database and subsequently make beautification enhancements that are personalized for each individual in the selfie. With more than 200 facial feature spots scanned, the AI Beauty Recognition technology is able to detect your face in detail and refine your selfie.

High Resolution Cameras

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The OPPO F5 features a 20MP front camera with f/2.0 lens, and a 16MP rear camera with f/1.8 lens. OPPO claims that the F5’s cameras will deliver better photo quality than their competitor’s 13MP or 16MP camera in the same price range.

First OPPO Full-Screen FHD+ Smartphone

The F5 is OPPO’s first 6.0″ full-screen FHD+ display device, with a 1080 x 2160 screen in the 2:1 aspect ratio.

Facial Unlock

The OPPO F5 comes with Facial Unlock, the new face recognition technology that will recognize its user and unlock the phone. If the user prefers to use the fingerprint unlock function, the fingerprint reader is now on the back of the phone, giving way to a full front screen.

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The OPPO F5 Smartphone Price & Features Revealed!

On 2 November 2017, OPPO launched their latest Selfie Expert smartphone – the OPPO F5. But with other smartphones (like the ASUS ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro) threatening their command of the selfie market, OPPO calls the new F5 smartphone “Selfie Expert and Leader“. Does it deserve that moniker? Let’s find out!

 

The OPPO F5 – Selfie Expert And Leader

The OPPO F5 smartphone features an almost bezel-less FHD+ display with a 2:1 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1080 x 2160. For easier unlocking, the F5 comes with a new Facial Unlock feature, as well as a rear fingerprint sensor.

The OPPO F5 also boasts a 20 MP front camera with the latest AI Beauty Recognition technology that, OPPO promises, will take selfie photography to a whole new level by personalising beautification.

In this video, OPPO Malaysia Product Manager, Ken Ng, highlights the key features of the OPPO F5 smartphone.

OPPO also announced that Taiwanese singer, Yoga Lin, as the OPPO F5 brand ambassador. He even serenaded the crowd with two of his famous songs!

 

AI Beauty Recognition

OPPO’s AI Beauty Recognition technology gathers information and learns the specific facial features of different people from its global image database of human faces. Professional photographers and make-up artists were consulted during the R&D process to help make selfies look more attractive.

The OPPO AI Beauty Recognition technology is able to recognize the subjects’ skin tone and type, gender and age, match them against its database and subsequently make beautification enhancements that are personalized for each individual in the selfie. With more than 200 facial feature spots scanned, the AI Beauty Recognition technology is able to detect your face in detail and refine your selfie.

High Resolution Cameras

The OPPO F5 features a 20MP front camera with f/2.0 lens, and a 16MP rear camera with f/1.8 lens. OPPO claims that the F5’s cameras will deliver better photo quality than their competitor’s 13MP or 16MP camera in the same price range.

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First OPPO Full-Screen FHD+ Smartphone

The F5 is OPPO’s first 6.0″ full-screen FHD+ display device, with a 1080 x 2160 screen in the 2:1 aspect ratio.

Facial Unlock

The OPPO F5 comes with Facial Unlock, the new face recognition technology that will recognize its user and unlock the phone. If the user prefers to use the fingerprint unlock function, the fingerprint reader is now on the back of the phone, giving way to a full front screen.

 

The OPPO F5 Price & Availability

The OPPO F5 will be available for purchase beginning 11 November 2017, with the MSRP of RM 1,298 / ~US$ 309, inclusive of the 6% GST.

It will be offered in two colour variants – Black and Gold. Both will have 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

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