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Elliptic Labs’ AI Virtual Proximity Sensor™ INNER BEAUTY® III Enables Full Screen for Xiaomi’s Mi MIX 3

Oct 24, 2018News

San Francisco, Calif., and Beijing, China — In 2016, Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi spearheaded the bezel-less design era with the launch of its Mi MIX product line, igniting overnight global demand for truly full-screen phones. With its top-selling Mi MIX series, Xiaomi is again partnering with Elliptic Labs, provider of the AI Virtual Proximity Sensor™ software that empowers this trend. INNER BEAUTY® replaces a phone’s traditional IR hardware proximity sensor with state-of-the-art software embedded with machine learning, enabling the removal of space-hogging hardware while simultaneously boosting detection accuracy and enhancing user experience.

Phones equipped with INNER BEAUTY III avoid needlessly thick bezels, notches, holes and other intrusions required by hardware optical devices, maximizing the functional area of the screen. Xiaomi’s new Mi MIX 3, which will be launched on October 25, takes full advantage of this technology to create its futuristic, full-screen design with only a thin, reinforcing bezel.

INNER BEAUTY III is just one module in Elliptic Labs’ AI Virtual Smart Sensor Platform™, which fuses ultrasound sensor data with standard smartphone data to enhance gesture recognition and enable presence detection for phones. Other modules in the AI Virtual Smart Sensor Platform include INNER REFLECTION™ (a Virtual Presence Sensor™) and INNER MAGIC™ (a Virtual Touchless Gesture Sensor™).

“With artificial intelligence, Elliptic Labs is enabling the next generation of smartphones that detect user interaction to improve features and performance,” noted Elliptic Labs CEO Laila Danielsen. “By using machine learning and sensor fusion, INNER BEAUTY III’s performance has dramatically improved. Optical IR sensors are progressively becoming obsolete, since they do not meet the requirements for full-screen designs. Our Virtual Proximity Sensors eliminate the need for dedicated hardware like infrared optical sensors, enabling OEMs to simplify their supply chain, reduce component costs, save space and enable full-screen designs.”

INNER BEAUTY is a registered trademark of Elliptic Labs.

INNER REFLECTION, INNER MAGIC, AI Virtual Proximity Sensor, AI Virtual Smart Sensor Platform, Virtual Presence Sensor, and Virtual Touchless Gesture Sensor are trademarks of Elliptic Labs.

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About Elliptic Labs

Elliptic Labs is a global enterprise targeting the smartphone, laptop, IoT, and automotive markets. Founded in 2006 as a research spin-off from Norway’s Oslo University, the company’s patented AI software combines ultrasound and sensor-fusion algorithms to deliver intuitive 3D gesture, proximity, and presence sensing experiences. Its scalable AI Virtual Smart Sensor Platform™ creates software-only sensors that are sustainable, eco-friendly, and already deployed in hundreds of millions of devices around the world. Elliptic Labs is the only software company that has delivered detection capabilities using AI software, ultrasound, and sensor-fusion deployed at scale. It filed its IPO with the Euronext Growth Market in October 2020.

Elliptic Labs is headquartered in Norway with presence in the USA, China, South-Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. Its technology and IP are developed in Norway and are solely owned by the company.

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