- The Realme GT 5 Pro features palm print unlock, similar to fingerprint-based unlock.
- The device scans the unique patterns on your palm to verify your identity.
- Realme says that palm print unlock has been trained with over 10,000 machine-learning models and can withstand 10 million brute-force attacks.
Realme has launched its much-awaited flagship, the Realme GT 5 Pro in China. It is the first device from the company to feature the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, along with a new telephoto lens. The company has also introduced 50W wireless charging with its latest phone.
While the Realme GT 5 Pro is impressive in itself with its powerful specifications, the device comes with a unique palmprint unlock feature, that actually reads your palm for biometric verification. Let’s have a look at how the Realme GT 5 Pro can verify your identity, just by looking at your palm.
Realme GT 5 Pro Palm Print Unlock Explained
The Realme GT 5 Pro uses the 32MP selfie camera to capture an image of your palm. The device then scans the unique patterns on your palm with the registered palmprint. The concept is similar to regular fingerprint scanning.
Realme says that palmprint-based unlock is faster than face unlock. The company has trained the device through machine learning with over 10,000 models. Realme also claims that its GT 5 Pro flagship has cleared a penetration test that involved over 10 million attacks.
Here’s a demo of palm-unlock demonstrated by Realme on the Realme GT 5 Pro.
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In case if you are wondering about security with palmprints, then you must know that the patterns on your palm are just as unique as your fingerprints. However, if we compare the safety levels of palm unlock with the regular in-display fingerprint scanner, then fingerprints are considerably safer.
In comparison to face unlock, palm print can prove more secure as it is difficult to forge your palm patterns, as compared to facial recognition. Hence, the safest way to unlock your Realme GT 5 Pro with biometrics is by using the in-display fingerprint scanner, followed by palm unlock, and then face unlock.
Realme has also implemented palm gesture controls with the device. Users can use the pinch gesture to open the recent app list, swipe between apps, and use the three-finger gestures to take a screenshot, without even touching the screen.
Although these gestures could sound a little gimmicky, they can also prove helpful in situations where your hands are wet or oily, and you quickly need to navigate through your phone.
Remember LG Smartphones?
To recall, LG used to have a similar feature called ‘Hand ID’ on the LG G8 ThinQ, where users could unlock their phone using their palm. However, the implementation was not so smooth as back then phones did not have access to AI and ML training. Palm unlock and gestures on Realme GT 5 Pro are expected to be better, but the real-life experience could vary by mileage.
The Realme GT 5 Pro has been officially launched in China. The device is expected to launch in European markets in early 2024 as the company has been teasing its new flagship in those markets for a while. Realme has not confirmed an India launch yet.