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MediaTek to partner with Meizu on new facial recognition technology

The Meizu Pro 7 is the Helio X30's sole home.
The Meizu Pro 7 is the Helio X30's sole home.
Meizu executive Ard Boudeling has announced the company's plans of partnering with MediaTek for the development of facial recognition technology that will rival Apple's Face ID.

Much has been said of Apple's take on facial recognition, with the Face ID that's featured on the iPhone X being the subject of many a discussion since it's launch last month. MediaTek, not one to be left out, is set to partner with Meizu in developing a facial recognition system that can compete with Apple's.

MediaTek's fortunes have been on a slow decline over the past year but Meizu has, for better or worse, stuck to the manufacturers, a relationship best exemplified by the fact that the Helio X30, MediaTek's premium SoC for the year, has only been used in Meizu's own Pro 7 flagship. 

Qualcomm is already aboard the trend's ship with the manufacturer, a few ago, claiming that its next SoC, the Snapdragon 845, will come with features that allow it to rival Apple's Face ID. Of course, Samsung already uses a similar biometric technology—Iris Scanning, so it would seem that MediaTek is, once again, the last to join the crowd.

We're not sure when exactly in 2018 we'll be getting the device with facial recognition but there's a chance it may be as early as Q3, when the Meizu Pro 8 is launched.

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Ricci Rox, 2017-10-31 (Update: 2017-11- 1)
Ricci Rox
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I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.