Honor View 10 gets new software update: Brings improved face unlock features and more

The rollout has already started from January 17 and while it is an OTA update it will be rolled out in phases. It is most likely to reach all units by January 24.


Facial recognition seems to be the trending feature in smartphones today. While Apple with the introduction of iPhone X basically set the trend, more and more smartphones are coming with facial recognition security, which offers a new way for users to secure their smartphone. And not only that, handset makers are also releasing updates for already launched smartphones to bring such feature to their smartphones.

Honor View 10's new software update brings improved features and more


Having said that, Huawei's sub-brand Honor has now started to roll out of a new software update for the recently launched smartphone Honor View 10 and this update, in particular, brings added face unlock technology features.

If we recollect, during the launch, Honor did announce the face unlock feature with Honor View 10 but the technology supported limited functionalities like opening mobile notifications. However, with the new update, the company is adding several new functionalities. According to reports, the rollout has already started from January 17. While it is an OTA update it will be rolled out in phases and most likely the updated is said to reach all units by January 24.

Talking about the new features, Honor View 10's face unlock is a bit smart and will detect your facial movements. If the user is looking away from the display it will turn it off. Additionally, the feature will adjust the display orientation (autorotation) according to the distance or position of the phone and the user.

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The OTA update also brings support for face unlocking when the user's eyes are open or closed.

The update also brings in some other features like the ability to change the background of the images while using the front camera, AI motion detection in the front and rear camera, AI-assisted image enhancement resolution for high powered digital zoom images, AI Zoom, and Smart Tips.


Honor View 10 Features and Specifications

Honor View 10 comes with a 5.99-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2160 pixels at a PPI of 403 pixels per inch. The smartphone is powered by 1.8GHz octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor paired with 6GB of RAM. The phone offers 128GB of internal storage and it can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.

As for the optics, Honor View 10 sports a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 13-megapixel camera at the front. The Huawei Honor View is backed by a 3750mAh non-removable battery and it runs on Android 8.0 Oreo.

The dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone offers connectivity options like Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, Infrared, USB OTG, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors onboard include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope. It measures 157.00 x 74.98 x 6.97 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 172.00 grams.

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