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New face recognition technology promises 10 times better accuracy than Face ID

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A new face recognition technology coming from a Chinese phone maker promises 10 times better accuracy than Apple's Face ID.

The new face identification technology uses a similar principle to Face ID on the iPhone X: it uses a dot projector to project a mesh of points to the face and make a detailed 3D map. However, unlike the iPhone X that uses some 30,000 points to map a face, this new technology uses 300,000, ten times more, hence the 10 times better accuracy claim.

The new face recognition tech comes from Chinese giant Huawei and its sub-brand Honor specifically.

It utilizes a higher-resolution camera to scan the face, one with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The whole scan is completed in just 400 milliseconds.

And just like Apple, the company will use this new technology for animoji, just a more realistic, more expressive version of animoji. The company demonstrated how its animoji can stick out their tongue and have more expressions.

Furthermore, similar technology will be built in future products to allow 3D scanning of real objects and not just faces. Take at the video above to see it all in action.

source: Roland Quandt

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