Huawei displayed some tech that it is working on for future products. Honor and Huawei are working on their own 3D sensor, which will work without a laser sensor. Instead, they depend on a special camera, which is able to create a ‘death map’ of the human face even without a laser sensor.

The camera uses the so-called fringe projection to capture various details of the user’s face and it effect create a ‘map’ of elevations and depressions of the face. The system, which is demonstrated by Honor, works with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels, which is enough to create a model of 3,00,000 points within 10 seconds.

The network is then used similarly to the concept used by Apple, on the hand to register the user with a device and on the other hand just to enable animated emoji. Therefore Honor puts the grid related by the fringe projection camera over pre-made 3D emojis to animate them.

It is secure enough to be used for payments and almost as quick to sign you in as the company’s fingerprint readers at 400 milliseconds. Even the silly applications of the tech promise better. The company showed off a not-so-subtle Animoji clone that could tell when you were sticking out your tongue in addition to tracking the usual facial expressions.

There is one major catch to this system- it is not actually part of a product yet. Huawei’s Honor team displayed the system without mentioning what phones would use it, let alone when they would ship. This was a spec declared to show that Huawei would eventually have an answer to Apple’s 3D face detection, not something tangible you could afford in the near future.

In the honor V10, the new technology is not yet included and Huawei and honor did provide any information as to when the first equipment equipped with it can be expected. Probably, they want to equip the upcoming top models, which will be launched next year, especially the Huawei P11.