The newest features in Infinix’s XOS 5 Cheetah, premiered on the Hot S4

One new thing about the Infinix Hot S4 is the new version of Infinix Mobile’s XOS it came with – XOS 5 Cheetah.

It is the first time we have seen the XOS 5 Cheetah in action and today, we take a look at the OS and how the future looks for other Infinix devices.

The new XOS User Interface, although unique, still has the familiar Infinix XOS feel and look. So it won’t be that difficult to know you are holding an Infinix phone, and that’s by no means a bad thing.

Let’s look at the newest features in XOS 5 Cheetah:

Video Chats with AI

We all love video calls nowadays, with our smartphones enabling us to now seamlessly connect via Video and faster network connections making these connections fluid. With WhatsApp, Telegram, Skype etc, smartphone users now make video calls more than ever.

The real problem with video calls is that there are usually no filters and the other party sees your image just as it is. For people who use filters a lot, this is usually undesirable and something which will prevent them from even having video calls.

XOS 5 Cheetah tackles this issue by incorporating AI Beauty mode in video calls. Now, when you make video calls, you can easily look younger, brighter and fresher.

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New AI Read Mode

For those who find reading difficult, then the new XOS 5 is just what should make ready a little less stressful on the eye. XOS 5 has an inbuilt artificial intelligence powered read mode.

The AI Read Mode manages and adjusts the screen brightness and colour temperature to make reading more comfortable to the eye. This feature is more of the Eye Care mode on older versions, just a little smarter than it’s predecessor.

New Icon Design

When it comes to customisation, a lot of Android Users don’t really pay attention to it. A good reason why I love Android is the ability to customise almost anything at any time. For those who are into customisation, then there is something in XOS 5 Cheetah for you.

There is a new icon pack in XOS 5 that provides a refreshing, beautiful and elegant look at the OS. The design of the new icons makes it more attractive. For the customisation freaks, maybe you should enjoy this icon pack for a while and see if you would love it.

However, not all app icons are supported although a lot of the popular apps have been covered.

XOS 5 Cheetah Intelligent Voice Notifications

In the era of Assistants, XOS 5 Cheetah brings users voice notifications. You can now set an assistant to broadcast you’re the weather forecast, schedules, calls and messages and social media notifications. Basically, all the messages you care about read out loud to you.

I find it very heartbreaking running to unlock my phone when I hear the notification tone only to find its nothing important, and I am not alone. These intelligent voice notifications are a great addition. They are currently available in English, French and Hindi languages.

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Intelligent notification management

There are those notifications that we never open but always swipe away one by one to reduce the clutter. However, the new XOS Cheetah has used some machine learning to know exactly what notifications you don’t want to see often and stack them away.

The intelligent notification management in XOS 5 Cheetah recognizes and sorts spam or undesired message notifications and groups them into a single category that can be blocked.

Smart Photo cleanup

Most people now use smartphones to take photos of precious memories with friends and family. We tend to take a lot of pics just so we choose a few good ones. Some tend to be overexposed, dark, blurry and identical. XOS 5 Cheetah categorizes photos into the dark, blurry and similar pics to enable you to delete and keep only the best versions of your memories. This is a great way to save the much-needed space on your phone.

Smart Panel

The new XOS bring a Smart Panel which has all your favourite & frequently-used features and localization services. You can access the smart panel from any screen. You can take a selfie from a smart panel within just 2 steps enabling you to capture all the beautiful moments.

There are lots of other things you can do with the Smart Panel like Scan and Pay. It is basically a tool that has the most used features, making them available on any screen in a few taps.

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Data switcher

XOS 5 Cheetah has introduced a data switcher toggle in the quick setting menu. This will enable you to easily switch the SIM card you want to use for data connections without digging up the feature in settings. Many people use multiple lines depending on who is giving more data at a particular time. In case you need to switch, it doesn’t have to be painful anymore with XOS 5.

Privacy Protection

You might be thinking. What if there are lots of creepy apps that might be listening to your conversations by recording them? Well, the new XOS will help you curb the paranoia. When an app is using the microphone and you are not aware, XOS 5.0 will notify you with a pop-up message “XXX App is recording”, thus making sure you are in control of all recording processes. Happy now?

Fingerprint password reset

With XOS 5.0 comes the fingerprint password rest option which solves the password amnesia problem. In the unfortunate event where you forget the password or PIN of your Infinix phone, you will now have the option to reset it using the fingerprint.


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