Honor 7X gets Face Unlock, AR lens, more in new update

Honor 7X gets Face Unlock, AR lens, more in new update
A new update has started rolling out for the Honor 7X. Arriving with build number B192, the software upgrade adds a couple of nice new features to the popular mid-ranger

Perhaps the most important addition of this patch is Face Unlock. Earlier this month, Honor promised to enhance the 7X with this biometric authentication feature before the end of Q1 2018, so it's nice to see it introduced in such a prompt manner. Also included is a tool that can hide the contents of your lock screen notifications. Both of these functionalities can be accessed by going to Settings -> Security and privacy.

Those of you who like to take selfies will be happy to know that the update includes a new AR lens mode for the front camera. As you've probably guessed, the mode will allow users to add different Snapchat-like effects and filters to their photos. Last but not least, the update also introduces the Android security patch for January 2018.

According to tech blog The Android Soul, the patch is currently rolling out to units in China. There's no word on when other markets will receive it, but with a bit of luck, we should see it in the US and other countries within the next couple of weeks. 


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7 Comments

1. jellmoo

Posts: 2563; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Meanwhile the US Mate 9 sits forgotten.

2. spazosaurus

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 14, 2017

Yes. I had to manually update mine to Oreo. It was not that hard but it really should not be necessary. My experience with the Mate 9 has been great however due to the lack of timely updates i'd most likely look elsewhere for my next upgrade.

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2563; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Did you switch the build to that of another location? The phone is great, no issues with it, but waiting this long for updates (still on April security patch) is ridiculous.

5. spazosaurus

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 14, 2017

No, there is official USA 567 oreo firmware, just hasn't been approved for installation via OTA...for some reason. No major UI changes but it does have January 2018 security patch.

6. jellmoo

Posts: 2563; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Huh... I'm not seeing any approved builds in Firmware Finder...

7. spazosaurus

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 14, 2017

They're not yet approved but they can be installed manually using the hwota method.

3. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Why huawei so biased towards honor 8 no new features nothing

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