Honor 7X is now receiving an OTA update which brings Face Unlock feature to the mid-range smartphone. The software update comes with Google’s January Android security patch and also includes some other modifications such as the AR Lens addition to the front camera and improvements in the Weather App. The update is currently rolling out in China.
Honor had already announced the Face Unlock feature for its mid-range phone. Now, as reported by AndroidSoul, the latest update for Honor 7X is rolling out with build number B192. The publication claims that the update is currently available for the Chinese variant of the Honor 7X. Indian users, for now, can check for the update by going into the Settings.
Honor 7X Face Unlock feature
The update does not bring major changes to the software but it contains useful features such as Face Unlock and AR Lens for the front camera. The Face Unlock feature was first introduced by Honor with the Honor View 10.
It is a biometric authentication feature that will allow you to unlock the Honor 7X by your face through the selfie camera. The Face Unlock feature can be activated by going into Settings > Security and Privacy > Face Unlock. There is another smart feature for lock screen notifications that gives users the ability to hide the content shown in notifications. This can be activated by going into Settings > Security and Privacy > Face Unlock > Smart lock screen notifications.
Apart from this, the Honor 7X also gets an AR Lens in the front camera which allows users to add effects and modify backgrounds while taking selfies. It can be activated by going into Camera > Modes > AR Lens. Moreover, the update also brings some optimizations to the Weather app to improve the accuracy of city names.
Honor 7X Specifications
The Honor 7X was launched in India back in December 2017. The phone sports a 5.93-inch full HD+ ( 1080 x 2160 pixels) IPS display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of inbuilt storage. Camera wise, it sports a 16MP + 2MP dual primary camera and an 8MP front-facing camera.