Honor 7X getting face unlock via OTA update; complete roll out by mid-March

Honor 7X getting Face Unlock feature via OTA update to compete with Honor 9 Lite and Redmi Note 5 Pro

  • Published: March 12, 2018 3:01 PM IST

Honor 7X, the budget smartphone from the Huawei’s e-brand, has started receiving Face Unlock feature. The smartphone is the third device in Honor’s portfolio to get the feature. The face unlock feature was first released for company’s flagship Honor View 10 smartphone and was extended to quad-camera sporting Honor 9 Lite last month.

The update is being rolled out in a phased manner via OTA update and Honor says it will complete the roll out by the mid-March 2018. With the release of face unlock feature, the Honor 7X becomes one of the cheapest smartphones to support the facial recognition mechanism to unlock the device. With the updated EMUI software, Honor 7X users will be able to unlock their device simply by looking at it.

The feature works by simply enrolling the face of its owner via face recognition feature in the setting menu. Honor explains that the front camera detects the positioning between you and the phone and adjusts the direction accordingly. Facial unlock mechanism has become a new rage among smartphone makers since the launch of a more secure and advanced Face ID feature on iPhone X. Even Xiaomi has brought the feature to its mid-range Redmi Note 5 Pro as part of MIUI 9 update.

“Honor in line with its commitment to introduce meaningful innovation, has constantly introduced smart consumer centric products and features. Honor 7X is already an unbeatable smartphone and with Face Unlock feature, it will emerge as one of the best budget smartphones in the Indian market. Face Unlock Intelligent feature is usually available in flagship level smartphones, however, Honor in its endeavor to deliver unmatched smartphone innovation to the Indian consumers has introduced this feature in the coveted Honor 7X,” said P Sanjeev, Vice-President, Sales, Huawei Consumer Business Group.

Alongside the release of face unlock feature, Honor is also announcing ‘No Cost’ EMI offer for Honor 7X smartphone in India. The offer will be available to the customers until March 31 on both 32GB as well as the 64GB variant. The offer will be applicable on all major credit cards and the total amount you pay to your EMI provider will be equal to the item price. The Honor 7X will be available in blue, black and gold color variants.

The Honor 7X features a 5.93-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display and is powered by an octa-core Kirin 659 chipset. The smartphone comes with 4GB RAM and option for either 32GB or 64GB internal storage. The smartphone gets dual rear camera setup with combination of 16-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors. The front camera uses an 8-megapixel sensor and records 1080p videos. It runs EMUI 5.1 based on Android Nougat and is backed by a 3,340mAh battery. The smartphone is priced at Rs 12,999 for the 32GB variant and Rs 15,999 for the 64GB variant.

  • Published Date: March 12, 2018 3:01 PM IST