There is currently a preponderance of full-screen smartphones and of the implication of using a full-screen device is that there is little or no space for sensors. One sensor that has often been displaced to the rear of full-screen smartphones is the fingerprint scanner because the on-screen fingerprint sensor technology has not been perfected and till date, only the Vivo X20 UD phone uses the feature. The absence of a front fingerprint sensor means that smartphone manufacturers had to improvise and they eventually came up with facial recognition. Presently, many smartphones support this feature including vivo X20, OnePlus 3T, Smartisan Nut Pro 2, OPPO R11s and many more. Now, it appears that two Honor phones will join the bandwagon.
On March 17, Honor President, Zhao Ming, announced that the Huawei Honor V9 and Honor 9 are on course to receive the Face Unlock feature. These smartphones are dual flagships that Honor launched in 2017. Both are equipped with a Kirin 960 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The screen size of Honor 9 is 5.15-inches while the V9 is 5.7.-inches, but it also supports 2K resolution. In addition to face unlocking, both phones can be upgraded to EMUI 8.0 system (based on Android 8.0 depth customization). The new system focuses on improving the life and fluency of the device and it can actively learn and predict user behavior. In addition, common apps like cameras, WeChat, Taobao, and others are turned on at a high speed.