Xiaomi Mi 8 e POCOPHONE F1 are two of the smartphones of the Chinese company that at this time are receiving multiple attentions from the tech-loving and non-branded people. Xiaomi Mi 8 represents the flagship of the company but the same is true of the POCOPHONE F1 which offers a super competitive price all the basic needs of the user, but with real top-of-the-range hardware including a photographic department of absolute professional value. In addition, the device of POCO, since the debut always has wink to the modder community globally and so here the freaksters have found one really interesting feature, apparently hidden, that will allow you to shoot Infrared photos exploit the Face ID present on Mi 8 and POCOPHONE F1.
There are two ways to actually make this type of shot and the first is to use the free app MIUI Hidden Settings that you can download in a completely free from Google Play Store. The tool will allow you to have access to some hidden software options, but above all to take full advantage of the potential of the hardware with which your device is equipped.
How to take IR photos with POCOPHONE F1 and Xiaomi Mi 8
At this point, from the application screen, stay in the section ANDROID 8 and click HARDWARE TEST. A will open menu related to various tests as well as calibrations of the sensors of the Mi 8 and POCOPHONE F1. You will have to look for the item number 52. IR CAMERA TEST from where you can take pictures with the infrared camera that is used for facial unlocking in low light situations. If you really don't want to install the MIUI Hidden Settings application, you can also access the secret menu by typing the following code from the smartphone dialer * # * # * # * # 6484 or from the phone info plug 5 times on the kernel version.
Of course, do not expect a performance worthy of the best SLR, as the camera is dedicated solely to facial recognition and therefore its maximum resolution is VGA with opening f/ 2.4 which produces 640 x 480 pixel shots. But it is still a fun effect that you will get to amaze your friends on various social networks.