Facial recognition is one of the most important innovations of 2017-18 in the smartphones market, together with the 18:9 displays and artificial intelligence. Thanks to the Face ID found on the iPhone X it is actually possible to unlock the phone in a secure way just by looking at it and making it recognize our face. Now, even Honor 9 Lite has started receiving a similar feature thanks to a new update which is rolling out in India. Unfortunately, it is just a software feature, and it does not bring the same level of security as the iPhone X which also uses a depth sensor for its 3D facial recognition.
But it is still a quick method of unlocking the phone, so it remains useful for people who care about comfort while using their devices. After you install the new update, if you want to enable the Face Unlock feature, you just have to go to the Settings and register your face. For now, the update is only available for Indian customers, but according to the company, all the units of Honor 9 Lite should get updated by 5th March 2018. Honor 9 Lite is not the first budget phone by Huawei’s sub-brand to get the Face Unlock feature. In January, the face recognition update was brought to the high-end Honor View 10 and recently even the Honor 7X received it in China.
The update which is rolling out on the Honor 9 Lite should also contain other features and improvements, but the company did not release the official changelog yet. According to the company, Honor 9 Lite will be “the most affordable smartphone in the Indian market to support Face Unlock feature and will further emerge as the best value for money smartphone with superior hardware and software configurations”.
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