Honor bring face unlocking features to budget and mid range smartphones
2017 was all about bezel-less design smartphones and dual cameras. But it seems this year we will see the evolution of the facial recognition technology. Last year, the top pioneer was Apple’s Face ID tech which uses its specific hardware that emits infrared rays in the face to recognise facial patterns. After that OPPO and even OnePlus went on to introduce facial recognition tech in their smartphones but without special hardware for it.
Huawei has already integrated facial recognition technology in their Mate 10 series, but the exciting news is their sub-brand Honor will be integrating the tech in two of their smartphones. The first smartphone to receive this is the Honor 9 Youth Edition also known as Honor 9 Lite that was launched last year. Honor officially announced today that the smartphone would be getting this biometric feature with the new upgrade. The Honor 9 Youth already incorporates a rear incorporated fingerprint sensor, and with this new feature, users will be able to unlock their smartphones without using it.
The second smartphone from Honor receiving the cutting edge tech is the Honor View 10. The smartphone has already received the update that gives the face unlocking feature. Not only the device also gets an Intelligent Screen feature that detects when the user’s eyes are looking at the display and doesn’t turn off the display. The people of XDA has released a new video demonstrating the feature, and it works pretty well.
As for the mid-range Honor 7X, the device is also speculated to get the face unlocking feature. This news comes from the Red Honor 7X variant at CES 2018. In this segment, Honor &x already tops the list with its 18:9 display and dual cameras and this new feature will be the icing on the cake. The Honor View 10 and the Honor 9 Youth Edition also comes with aggressive pricing of Rs 29,000 and Rs 10,999 respectively.