Meizu’s head of global marketing, Ard Boudeling took to Twitter to give us a hint about what the company is working on.
According to the tweet, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is working together with Taiwan’s MediaTek on the “best facial recognition technology on smartphones.” It is no surprise that both companies have formed a partnership as one can almost say Meizu is MediaTek’s best buddy in the smartphone industry. The Pro 7 Plus is proof of this friendship as it is the only phone in the market powered by the Helio X30.
Facial recognition is the new rave in the smartphone industry. It is an alternative biometric feature to fingerprint scanning and manufacturers are working on making it equally secure and fast. Apple already debuted its own facial recognition technology called Face ID on the new iPhone X and we expect more manufacturers will join the train next year.
— Ard Boudeling (@ArdCB) October 30, 2017
The tweet also says that the technology will be shown to the public in 2018. While there is no mention of the exact quarter, we presume the technology will show up first on a flagship device. Maybe the Meizu Pro 8.
Meizu has made great strides this year. Its Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus feature dual displays in a unique design we have never seen in the industry. It also released its first Snapdragon-powered smartphone, the M6 Note this year. We are keen to see what it has in store for us for 2018.