Huawei’s Flying II Facial Recognition Will Read Scene Color, Infrared, Depth And Facial Details Suggests Presentation

Ramish Zafar

Well folks, looks like Huawei will beat Samsung to the game. Apple shook things up by investing heavily in Face ID. Now, we've got fresh details on how Huawei intends to launch its facial recognition technology. We're seeing regular leaks for the P20 lineup, with one of their top features being facial recognition. If you're wondering how the world's second smartphone company with 3D facial recognition achieves it, we've got an official presentation. Take a look below for more details.

Huawei's Facial Recognition Technology Based On "Flying II'' Depth Learning Algorithm; Crude Presentation Provides Updates For The Feature

The launch of Face ID on the iPhone X came with a strong marketing focus. We saw Apple go to great lengths at giving simplistic definitions for the feature. It marks the first true innovation, albeit incremental, from Cupertino's end in years. Looking to stay ahead, Apple removed fingerprint recognition on the iPhone exactly a year after taking away 3.5mm earphone ports. This, left the industry confused, with various manufacturers reacting differently.

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Soon after the iPhone X launch, Huawei also detailed its version for facial recognition. Now, we've got fresh details for the feature. The rumor mill is churning out details for the P20 lineup regularly. While Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ choose to focus on the camera, Huawei, is playing catch up with Apple. If you're wondering how, take a look at today's presentation leak. It's rather crude, instead being accompanied with critical details.


The P20 lineup will feature facial recognition to cater Chinese online shopping. It's the largest use of the feature in the country. In addition, if this information is correct, then we can also take it to mean that Huawei will ensure that security is top-notch. After all, a big problem which Apple faced was ensuring that facial details are stored similarly to fingerprint data. The iPhone's secure enclave is famous for restricted access, and is the main reason why a large number of users jumped to Face ID completely in a short time period.

The Flying II depth learning algorithm takes into account the scene's color, infrared, picture depth and facial details. As mentioned previously, Huawei's main challenge on the P20 lineup is to ensure this works smoothly in the 4mm space the sensors will take on the P20 lite. Even Apple, with its famous supply chain bullying faced struggles calibrating the iPhone X's True Depth camera. Whatever the case is, we'll find out soon. Till then, stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments section below. We'll keep you updated on the latest.

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