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Huawei previews Face ID competitor

Huawei facial recognition technology preview during the Honor V10 launch event (Source: WinFuture)
Huawei facial recognition technology preview (Source: WinFuture)
During the Honor V10 launch event, Huawei also revealed the face recognition technology they are currently developing and a demo of its animated emojis, both (advertised as) better than the Face ID and the Animoji by Apple.

Facial recognition is not something new, but the iPhone X might just be the device to finally make this technology popular. However, Apple did not manage to make this biometric authentication method more secure than it already was before the launch of its most expensive flagship. In fact, this technology was never safer than fingerprint scanning, but since Apple is definitely a trendsetter in the mobile market, we should see quite a few such authentication solutions for mobiles arriving in the next few years.

During the special event where the company unveiled the new Honor V10 phablet, Huawei also previewed the upcoming face scanning technology that is currently still in development. According to them, the system can unlock a handset in 0.4 seconds, not much slower than the company's fingerprint sensors currently in use.

The good part is that the face recognition technology by Huawei promises to use more than just a single frontal camera as most Android handsets these days. The hardware it employs is similar to what we've already seen in the Google Tango devices launched so far, and it can easily create a 3D digital replica of an object for sending to a 3D printer or manipulate on the phone.

Huawei also revealed a technology similar to Apple's Animoji, only that its animated panda bear is much more detailed than the simple cartoon characters used by the Cupertino-based company. 

Unfortunately, there is no launch date for any of these technologies yet. We can only hope to hear more on December 5, when Huawei is expected to unveil the international availability and pricing details for the Honor V10.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-11-28 (Update: 2017-11-28)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.