Honor, a subsidiary of China's Huawei, yesterday announced the new flagship V10. At the presentation, the company also demonstrated some developments that it plans to use in future innovations. Among others, 3D facial scanning technology similar to Face ID and animated emoticons a la Animoji were shown.
The image above shows a version of the display notch from Huawei: it is supposed to house an RGB camera, an infrared camera, a pair of RGB LED flashes, a light sensor, and a VCSEL projector. A 3D scanner from Huawei will create a model of the user's face in 10 seconds using the location data of 300,000 points. The developer promises that it will be possible to unlock a smartphone with this technology in 0.4 seconds. In addition, the scanner will find other uses: in particular, it will be possible to authorize payments with its help.
In terms of emoji, Huawei reports that they are better designed than Animoji as they use more dots to create animations. It is also possible to track the protruding tongue, which will add additional emotion to some emoticons.
We'll likely see both of these features in Huawei P11 coming out next year.