Huawei showcases 3D face recognition system
29 November 2017 15:51 GMT

Chinese tech firm Huawei is taking on Apple directly with a 3D face recognition system that it says is better than the iPhone's Face ID.

Unveiled at the end of Huawei’s presentation for the Honor V10, the camera system captures 300,000 points — this is 10 times more than what the iPhone X captures — and uses infrared and a projector to create a 3D map of your face.

The technology should not only allow it to be used in a variety of lighting conditions, but it can also be used for things like secure payments and, of course, entering your device.

Huawei’s camera system also turns your facial expressions into animated emojis, which is where animoji come in.

Depending on who you talk to, animoji are fun, creepy, interesting, or a combination of all three. Based on Huawei’s on-stage demonstration, it looks like the Animoji selections include a panda and anime-looking humans, though we are unsure how many more selections there are.