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Huawei could bring better facial recognition than Apple



Huawei has been improving its optical in-display fingerprint scanner with every new flagship but the company also wants to establish some more security parameters, as now it has acquired a company specialized for facial recognition and to create a better 3D face recognition compared to Apple’s Face ID.

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On May 17, Huawei has acquired, Vocord, a technology firm specialized on developing facial recognition technologies operated from Russia, with the signing amount of $50 million, reported Vedomosti, citing a source related to the matter.

Under this acquisition, Huawei will get the rights to own the intellectual property rights of Vocord’s patents, equipment, and its employees to work for them.

Founded in 1999, Vocord is known for security system solutions for both private and public sectors including, Facial recognition, Surveillance, Video enhancement, and authentication as well as Audio recording.

Huawei is currently using face id in its Mate 20 Pro device that uses 3D depth sensing camera on the front but its performance is not smooth as Apple’s Face ID, therefore this acquisition will help the company to create a more powerful face id solution compared to Apple.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.