Huawei Mate 10 gets Face Unlock


Huawei’s first ever AI-powered series – the Mate 10 now gains a fresh new trick – Face Unlock. The facial recognition feature, pushed through a software update, brings the Mate 10 up to speed with the current crop of devices in the market.

Powered by the octa-core Kirin 970 processor that comes with a dedicated NPU (neural processing unit), the Mate 10 was ground-breaking when it was launched in 2017.

The intelligent chipset now standard feature on a host of Huawei and honor flagship devices, brings with it artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities that enrich the overall user experience.

The Mate 10’s cutting-edge Leica dual-camera system gets beefed up with intelligent scene recognition and real-time object recognition.

With Face Unlock, you can now unlock your phone even if your hands are wet. Nothing’s more annoying than the fingerprint sensor not recognising your print when your finger is a little damp.

To enable Face Unlock, all you need to do is go to Settings > Security & privacy > Face unlock.

Line up your face to the phone to enrol your face. Once you’ve created a facial profile, you can choose between two modes: Direct unlock and Slide to unlock.

With Direct unlock, your Mate 10 will unlock immediately once your face is recognised.

On the other hand, the Slide to unlock option will requires and additional step to slide the screen after your face is recognised.

­­­As a refresher, the Mate 10 series comprises the standard Mate 10 and the top-end Mate 10 Pro. The standard model packs a 5.9-inch Quad HD display, while the Mate 10 Pro comes with a 6-inch 18:9 FullView AMOLED display.

The Pro version gets the benefit of IP67 dust- and water-resistance, while the standard settles for a basic IP53 spill-proof body.

Both rock impressive cameras – 12MP (RGB) and 20MP (mono) sensors with f/1.6 Leica SUMMILUX-H lenses with OIS and Huawei Hybrid Zoom.

The Mate 10 (4GB RAM + 64GB storage) is a steal, currently retailing at MYR2,168 (0% GST), while the Mate 10 Pro (6GB RAM + 128GB storage) goes for MYR2,923 (0% GST).

Head over to the official Huawei Store on Lazada, Huawei Flagship stores or authorised Huawei resellers to purchase.

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