13 April 2018
Huawei's subsidiary Honor 9 and V9 will soon get another security feature via a software update. The company president Zhao Ming confirmed that V9 and Honor 9 devices will soon support facial recognition as a secondary option for security. Though the company didn't confirm when the update will be rolled out but we can expect it to be rolled in next few weeks. Another good thing is both these devices also upgraded to Android Oreo 8.0 based EMUI 8. The recent update brings all goodies of latest Oreo flavor and also improves the battery life of both the devices.
The Honor 9 was announced for the Chinese market back in June 2017. The new facial recognition feature will be an addition to Honor 9 fans along with fingerprint scanner placed on the front side below the display. Just for the sake of reminder, the Honor 9 is featuring a 5.15-inches display with Full HD screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. An Octa-core Kirin 960 SoC is powering the device with 4/6GB RAM. The base variant has 64GB storage whereas the top-tier variant has 128GB storage. The native storage of both the variants is further expandable via MicroSD card. The rear side is adorned with dual rear cameras, the primary snapper is 20MP monochrome lens whereas the secondary RGB sensor is 12MP. Up front the selfie-camera is 8MP. A 3,200mAh battery cell is on board to keep its lights on. It was announced with Android Nougat 7.0 based EMUI 5.1.
On the other hand, the V9 was also announced in 2017. Its a phablet device with 5.7-inches display with Quad HD screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. Like the Honor 9, it is also running on Kirin 960 chipset with same variants of RAM and storage. Unlike the Honor 9, its fingerprint scanner is on the rear side below the camera sensor. Apart from these two devices, the Honor 7C is recently announced with facial recognition feature.