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Huawei developing face recognition tech to rival Apple iPhone X Face ID

According to company's claims, a camera of 1280 x 800 pixel (HD) is enough to identify almost 300,000 projection points, including elevations, depressions on face and depth of field within 10 seconds

Khalid Anzar  |  New Delhi 

Huawei

China-based smartphone maker is developing a face-recognition to rival Apple’s face-ID mechanism unveiled along with the anniversary edition

The face-ID in uses a 3D camera sensor, coupled with a laser sensor, to recognise The employed by also allows users to animate emojis, which calls Animojis, using facial gestures and voice recording.

However, the facial-recognition solution that is working on does not require laser sensor. Instead, the company is relying on another camera unit which recognises According to the company’s claims, a camera of 1280 x 800 pixels (HD) is enough to identify almost 300,000 projection points, including elevations, depressions on face and depth of field within 10 seconds.

Just like Apple, is working to establish a facial-recognition feature as a safe smartphone unlocking mechanism so that the feature can also be used for initiating digital transactions using mobile devices. According to company claim, the feature takes 0.4 seconds to unlock the device, compared to 0.2 seconds using traditional fingerprint sensor.

First Published: Wed, November 29 2017. 12:53 IST
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