Today, MIUI’s official Weibo channel announced that the Xiaomi 13 series would support the IIFAA hardware-level security camera standard for the first time. Thus, it will reach financial-level security standards and make payments more secure. The use of two-way verification and trusted applications greatly guarantees the security of smartphone cameras.
What is a hardware-level security camera?
Hardware-level security cameras are currently available on Alipay, and users who hold the Mi 13 series can upgrade Alipay to version 10.3.30.9000 and above to start using this feature.
It is worth noting that Xiaomi did not mention this function at the Mi 13 conference. Actually, we still couldn’t understand why the company didn’t mention such an important function at the conference.
IIFAA (Internet Financial Identity Authentication Alliance) was established in 2015 and was jointly initiated by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, Ant Financial, Huawei, Alibaba, and other units. The original intention of the alliance is to ensure the convenience, security, and credibility of using biometrics as an identity authentication method.
Through the coordination of upstream and downstream innovations in the industry, the company has established a chip-level security link under the framework of biometrics. The alliance has also become an important force in improving the security level of biometric applications such as fingerprints and faces and promoting their popularization and development.
Currently, more than 1.6 billion mobile devices, 36 smartphone brands, and more than 600 smartphone models worldwide support IIFAA’s trusted digital identity technical specifications.
Xiaomi 13 specs
As the new generation flagship of Xiaomi, the Mi fans have welcomed the Mi 13 series warmly since its release at the end of last year. It continues the dual-flagship approach, bringing two models of Mi 13 and Mi 13 Pro.
In terms of overall specifications, the Mi 13 series comes standard with Qualcomm’s second-generation Snapdragon 8, UFS 4.0 flash storage, LPDDR5X memory, 50W wireless flash charging, 10W reverse charging, 32MP front-facing cameras, and IP68 dustproof and waterproof.