Yesterday, Honor had announced the global availability of the Honor View 10Honor View 10 as well as the launch of a new limited edition red variant of the Honor 7X smartphone. Huawei’s sub-brand has also confirmed that it will be soon provide Honor 7X users with facial recognition feature.
The company has confirmed that all the variants of the Honor 7X will be updated with face unlock feature in the forthcoming weeks. Since the Honor 7X does not feature biometric sensors for the scanning in 3D like the iPhone X, its upcoming face unlock feature will rely on its 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
The facial recognition on the Honor 7X is expected to work in the same manner as the Face Unlock feature on the OnePlus phones. In other words, it will be able to unlock the phone as soon as it identifies the user. The feature is not as secure as the fingerprint scanner is, but it will be convenient way for unlocking the phone rather than entering the passcode.
The company did not confirm on the exact timeframe for the update yet. However, it has said that the OTA update would be available for all variants of the Honor 7X in the first quarter of 2018.
Honor will be soon releasing the limited edition red Honor 7X in multiple regions like the U.S., the U.K, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and India ahead of Feb. 14. In each of these countries, Honor will be giving away Honor-Monster AM15 headphones for the first 100 customers.