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Infinix Hot S3 gets Face Unlock feature via OTA update

Face Unlock feature has become quite common these days with more and more smartphones already coming loaded with it. Also, if it doesn’t come at the time of launch, companies later roll out the feature via OTA updates. The latest to join the list is Infinix and the company has rolled the face unlock feature for its budget phone Infinix Hot S3.

The Hong Kong-based company Infinix had launched the Hot S3 smartphone last month in India. The company has now started rolling out Face unlock feature for the smartphone via OTA update. The update also brings Android security patch for March 2018, update to Google GMS Package, performance improvements, and system stability. The update is 531.1MB in size and is rolling out starting today.

How to enable Face Unlock on Hot S3

In order to enable Face Unlock feature, you need to go to Settings and click on Security & location. You will now see Face ID option there. After tapping on Face ID, you will be asked to set up a lock screen passcode. Click on Go to set up lock screen passcode and select one of the options from Pattern, PIN or Password.

Now, enter your 4-digit PIN or password and click on Continue. After that click on Yes for Secure Start-up and in the face ID window, add Face ID. Once you are in Face ID window, click on ‘Add Face ID’ and scan your face within the circle. After completing the scan, it will show ‘Face ID successfully enrolled’.

Your Face ID or Face Unlock feature has been set up successfully. You can check it by locking your phone and after that press the power button. Now, bring your phone in front of your face, click on the power button and it will be unlocked.

The Infinix Hot S3 comes with a 5.65-inch HD+ 18:9 display and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with XOS Hummingbird V3.0 on top. It is powered by Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of inbuilt storage.

It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and dual LED flash. The highlight of the phone is a 20MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash. The phone is available exclusively via Flipkart starting at Rs. 8,999.


Satyendra Pal Singh

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