Elliptic Labs, a global AI software company, and Xiaomi, the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer, have collaborated again with today’s announcement of the Mi 10 Youth and Mi 10 Lite smartphones, the latest Xiaomi smartphones to feature Elliptic Labs’ INNER BEAUTY® AI Virtual Proximity Sensor.
The Mi 10 Youth and Mi 10 Lite, follow ups to the critically successful Mi 10 flagship smartphone launched earlier this year, is the most recent example of Xiaomi smartphones utilizing Elliptic’s Virtual Smart Sensors. Elliptic had announced a contract win for these design wins previously.
Xiaomi has partnered with Elliptic since 2016, entrusting Elliptic’s AI Virtual Smart Sensor platform to help create the original Mi Mix smartphone. The initial Mi Mix revolutionized smartphones with its bezel-less design, introducing a new era of smartphone aesthetics with Elliptic’s INNER BEAUTY. Replacing traditional hardware infrared sensors and reusing smartphones’ existing speakers and microphones for proximity detection, the AI Virtual Smart Sensor Platform opens up new experiences for smartphone users like touchless gesture control and presence detection.
“We look forward to driving value and innovation with a leader like Xiaomi into the future,” explained Laila Danielsen, CEO of Elliptic. “With our Virtual Smart Sensor Platform, adding critical experiences while eliminating redundant hardware sensors and lowering costs will only benefit smartphone users.”