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Mobile Phone Movement Patterns Say a Lot about Your Personality Type

Previous studies have predicted personality types using phone calls and messaging activity logs, but this study showed adding accelerometer data improved accuracy

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Activity like how quickly or how far we walk, or when we pick up our phones during the night, often follows patterns and these patterns say a lot about our personality type. Pixabay

Mobile phone movement patterns say a lot about your personality type, say researchers who used data from phone accelerometers – the tiny sensors tracking phone movement for step-counting and other apps – to predict people’s personalities.

“Activity like how quickly or how far we walk, or when we pick up our phones during the night, often follows patterns and these patterns say a lot about our personality type,” said Flora Salim, Associate Professor at RMIT University in Australia in the study published in the journal IEEE Explore.

Previous studies have predicted personality types using phone calls and messaging activity logs, but this study showed adding accelerometer data improved accuracy.

Physical activity is proven to have a strong correlation with human personality. Therefore, researchers analysed physical activity features from different dimensions like dispersion, diversity, and regularity.

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Mobile phone movement patterns say a lot about your personality type, say researchers who used data from phone accelerometers – the tiny sensors tracking phone movement for step-counting. Pixabay

The results were analysed in accordance with the big five personality traits, which are — Extraversion: how energetic, sociable and talkative you are; Openness: how curious and inventive you are; Agreeableness: how friendly and compassionate, rather than suspicious and hostile you are to others; Conscientiousness: how organised, efficient and careful you are; and Neuroticism: how nervous and sensitive, rather than confident and secure you are.

According to the researchers, the key findings suggest that people with consistent movements on weekday evenings were generally more introverted while extroverts displayed more random patterns.

The findings also show that meeting with different people and taking up unplanned options, agreeable people had more random activity patterns and were busier on weekends and weekday evenings than others.

They also found that friendly and compassionate females made more outgoing calls than anyone else. Conscientious, organised people did not tend to contact the same person often in a short space of time.

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Sensitive or neurotic females often checked their phones or moved with their phones regularly well into the night and past midnight. Sensitive or neurotic males did the opposite, said the research.

According to the study, more inventive and curious people tend to make and receive fewer phone calls compared to others. (IANS)

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Xiaomi’s Foldable Phone may Come with Five Pop-Up Cameras

The patent seems to have been submitted on August 20 and was approved and published last week

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The sketches of the device suggest that it will have a really thin bezels and no display notch. Wikimedia Commons

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has patented a foldable smartphone with five pop-up camera setup.

According to the patent, Xiaomi’s foldable phone has an outward-folding screen and depending on how a user holds it, the five cameras can either be rear cameras or front-facing cameras, news portal GizmoChina reported on Sunday.

The sketches of the device suggest that it will have a really thin bezels and no display notch. The patent seems to have been submitted on August 20 and was approved and published last week.

The patent also shows the pop-up sit on the left side of the foldable phone when unfolded.

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According to the patent, Xiaomi’s foldable phone has an outward-folding screen and depending on how a user holds it, the five cameras can either be rear cameras or front-facing cameras, news portal GizmoChina reported. Wikimedia Commons

Last week Xiaomi launched its latest smartphone Mi CC9 Pro with five rear cameras, including a 108MP primary sensor in China.

The phone features a 6.47-inch curved full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) OLED display.

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The device is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730G processor paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. (IANS)