Huawei’s sub-brand launched the Honor V10 smartphone in China yesterday. In addition to unveiling the Honor V10, Huawei also talked about its latest developments in smartphone technology. Following the trend Apple set with the iPhone X, Huawei talked about its 3D sensor for facial recognition. It also showed off the in-house Animoji feature which the company claims is more advanced than Apple’s. Also Read - Honor Band 6 takes on Redmi Watch in India, gets listed on FlipkartAlso Read - Huawei 2021 event: HarmonyOS 2.0, Huawei P50 Pro, Watch 3 series and more
According to a report by German website Winfuture (via GSMArena), Huawei is currently working on a 3D sensing camera similar to Apple iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera. Huawei says that its 3D sensing camera will map your face with 300,000 points within a duration of 10 seconds. The company also claims that its facial recognition will be quick enough to unlock the smartphone within 0.4 seconds. This is quite impressive since a fingerprint sensor takes around 0.2 seconds to unlock the smartphone. Also Read - Upcoming Coolpad COOL 20 specs revealed ahead of May 25 launch
Apple’s iPhone X garnered attention for a lot of reasons, but its Animoji feature surely stood out. Through its TrueDepth camera, you can pick out any of the available emoji and enact your facial expressions and audio on it. Similarly, Huawei also demonstrated its Animoji feature which happens to come with more anime characters than the usual.
Huawei’s Animoji is also claimed to be better than Apple’s as it says that the camera can track your tongue movements as well. Animoji in the iPhone X still does an impressive job of tracking your facial movements like turning your head in different directions or moving your eyebrows and lips.
Huawei’s latest developments could possibly be better than Apple’s but the inspiration has to be credited to the iPhone maker. Also, Huawei has still not incorporated either of the features on its smartphones as yet. However, this does pave the way for Android smartphones to start integrating similar technology. The next flagship from Huawei or Honor will possibly see these features in action. Huawei’s next expected smartphone is the P11, successor to the P10.