Just recently, Meitu, a Chinese smartphone and selfies apps company released its latest product. Meitu T8 will come with some powerful photo skills. Ones that will also be using artificial intelligence or AI in order to “beautify selfies”.
To some, the idea of touching up and modifying selfies doesn’t seem like a big thing. But this might change if the respective touch ups include more than just a filter and some frames. Meitu’s selfie apps can do much more than that. They can whiten the teeth, round up eyes, and similar other things.
And from now on, they might do so on their own. At least on the company’s newest flagship, the Meitu T8. The smartphone will come with quite some technical specs in the photos area.
It will include a front camera, of course. And this will benefit from optical image stabilization. But also from PDAF or the dual-pixel phase detection autofocus. These are not common components among selfie cameras.
But perhaps its most eye-catching new image feature will be the Magical AI Beautification. As its name already suggests, this will be based on AI technology. And it will be using it in order to beautify your selfies.
It will do so as it automatically detects specific features. As such, it is able to detect a person’s gender, age, and skin tone. And then it can take the selfies and touch them up accordingly.
Meitu also stated that this will not be a solely individual option. Or more exactly, Magical AI Beautification will work for group as well as individual selfies. It will work as it detects and adapts each face on its own. And it will apply its ‘magic’ to all the group.
The Meitu T8 beautification app will be able to change a number of facial features. As such, it will be masking the potential bags under one’s eyes. Or it will be whitening their teeth. It will also be smoothening the skin, in general. And also adding some radiance to the face. To top it all off, it will also apply filters.
And according to Meitu, all these features will also be available for real-time videos as well. The company also went to praise its newest product. It presented the Meitu T8 as “the first” smartphone capable of offering a DSLR-like photo quality and performance. This is due to its dual pixel technology.
Meitu T8 will also come with a 21-megapixel rear camera. And it will be powered by a 2.3GHz processor. One that will support 4GB of RAM with 128GB of local storage. All these features will be packed inside a full metallic body.
Since February 22nd, Meitu T8 started being available online on Tmall. Previously, it was only available on the Meitu website and solely for China. It remains to be seen if the Meitu T8 will start being directly available in the U.S.
The company did directly released its product in the U.S. But after a Meitu selfie app trend, the company stumbled. It did so as reports revealed that its apps requested access to quite a lot of personal data. Although Meitu offered an explanation, the public’s reaction cooled down significantly since then.
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