Those companies that make smart home appliances also design and produce smart door locks. Xiaomi is among them. Moreover, this company has several products from this category that can beat any rival. For instance, on October 9, 2021, Xiaomi released the smart door lock X, supporting face recognition. The latter uses 3D structured light face recognition, comes with an AMOLED screen, and was priced at 3299 yuan ($472). According to the latest news, this manufacturer will release a new flagship smart door lock in the coming days.
What we know about the new smart door lock
The new face recognition smart door lock will cost 2,199 yuan ($215). Moreover, in the pre-order period, it will cost 1,999 yuan ($286). The product listing shows that our protagonist will open for pre-sale on September 20 and start shipping on September 28. Unfortunately, at the moment, there is no official statement concerning its selling points. Thus, we only know that it will support various unlocking options, including face recognition.
From various sources, we learned that the new product would support 3D structured light face recognition. Plus, users can unlock it through a mobile app, fingerprint recognition, password, key, etc. The overall weight of the product is 4kg. This is logical when taking into consideration that it will adopt an aluminum alloy panel and will be suitable for doors from 40mm to 120mm. The dimensions of the door lock are 473mm long, 185mm wide, and 105mm high.
As a reference, the Xiaomi Face Recognition Smart Door Lock X supports automatic face recognition and has a built-in 6250mAh battery with an autonomy of 4-6 months. At the same time, the product can record up to 50 user face information and covers a height range of 1.3-2m.
We guess the upcoming model will be the Lite version of the door lock launched a year ago.