Update allows this Huawei Mate 20 Pro feature to match the Apple iPhone

Update allows this Huawei Mate 20 Pro feature to match the Apple iPhone
Not all faces are the same, and not all facial recognition systems are the same, either. For example, most of the facial recognition systems found on Android handsets are not secure enough to be used to verify a mobile payment transaction. These are useful to those who want to unlock their phones with a glance. One Android handset that has a more secure facial recognition system is the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

According to the Huawei customer community via (XDA), the other day an update added a new feature for the 3D-depth sensing system on the Mate 20 Pro. This will allow a second user to unlock a Mate 20 Pro unit and head right for their own user profile. This comes in handy if someone shares their phone with a relative, friend or spouse. Both faces can be used to unlock the phone or an app, and authenticate mobile payments using WeChat or AliPay.

The update is rolling out now to those with the Mate 20 Pro and the Mate 20 RS Porsche Edition. Once the update arrives, those with either model can go to Security and Privacy > Face Unlocking. This will lead to an option that reads "New Spare Face." When that button is tapped, click on "Start Entry" and "Enter the second face" to make the phone "two-faced."

Previous updates were sent out in December and January in a bid to make the facial recognition system even more secure. The new feature is being added to models in China, with the International units expected to receive the update shortly. Apple iPhone users with a model that supports Face ID have been able to add a second face to their facial recognition system since the release of iOS 12.

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Mate 20 Pro
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4200 mAh

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6 Comments

2. ECPirate37

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I love this phone. I don't use the face ID though. I use the fingerprint. Funny story, my wife uses the face id function on hers. Our phones look exactly the same. She picked mine up, and it didn't recognize her face. Then she was frustrated it didn't recognize her fingerprint. So she typed in her passcode and.... it was my phone. We had no clue that we used the same numbers for our passcode, and it's not our birthday or an anniversary or anything. Does this mean we were meant to be together? haha

3. kennybenny

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Maybe change the wallpaper so you can tell which phone is yours.....

4. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Well it looks like an iPhone so...

5. ramdroid

Posts: 138; Member since: May 21, 2016

specially the curved screen and back and of course the camera setup, looks very much like an iPhone, how didnt anyone except u noticed that is beyond me

6. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Matching the iPhone? Didn't know you could have a second users credentials stored with their own user profile in iOS. must have missed that one...

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