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Huawei Mate 20 Pros 3D face lock feature is not half as safe as Face ID Technology News, Firstpost

Face lock has quickly become a common feature on Android phones in 2018. While most people use 2D face locking…

Face lock has quickly become a common feature on Android phones in 2018. While most people use 2D face locking methods, some companies like Huawei and Xiaomi have gone Apple route and inserted 3D face lock on their phones. [19659002] The recently announced Huawei Mate 20 Pro is Huawei’s first attempt, containing a 3D face scan method that in theory works in the same way as Apple’s face ID. However, a latest discovery by Android Pit suggests that Huawei Mate 20 Pros 3D Face Detection can be unlocked by a person similar to the original owner of the phone.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a built-in fingerprint scanner.

According to the report, a reviewer of Mate 20 Pro was sent around the office for everyone to get a glimpse of the phone. During this time, a second person with a small resemblance to the original user could unlock the phone with the Face Unlock feature.

Repeated tests were run, including trying the other device only to return with the same result.

Huawei’s excuse is that they issue a disclaimer that says their 3D face lock feature is currently uncertain. But it was not possible to answer how two people with similar characteristics (they were not twins) could unlock the same phone.

Two people with similar features could repeatedly unlock Mate 20 Pro. Image: Android Pit

The report adds in this case, there are some key features that distinguish both people, even though they are full-bodied and have short hair. The two men have different skin colors, different contours and even eye color. That’s not all. One of them also has glasses while the other does not.

Both Mate 20 Pro devices use the same software version with building number (C432E10R1P16). Since both devices were pre-production variants, the simplest explanation here could be that they both have software that can not be rolled out with commercially available devices.

Anyway, Huawei will still officially state something that addresses the matter.

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