Face unlock of Huawei Mate 20 Pro tricked by two guys with a beard and short hair

The function of face unlock Huawei may not be as safe as was originally thought.

A preliminary version of the phone apparently has failed to distinguish between two people similar in Android Pit.

The face unlock feature is one of the big differences between the Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro.

A recent report suggests that the face unlock on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro may not be as safe as was initially thought. According to Android Pit , the function confused constantly to one of the members of his staff with another in the test device that you are using.

If this is representative of all Matt 20 Pros, it could be quite worrying for Huawei.

It is not strange that the face unlock in some phones be fooled by a photograph. However, this is generally the case with devices that use technology 2D. The Matte 20 Pro uses sensors to create a 3D map of your face, according to Huawei , you will not be cheated for a flat image. While this is great, is not very good if you can be easily mislead by someone who looks like you.

The ease with which the failed system is perhaps the most worrying. According to Android Pit , the phone is unlocked for the first time when the other employee was simply reviewing the device: it was not a deliberate attempt to fool the phone. Subsequently, the publication was able to replicate the results despite deleting and re-scanning the faces of the two people involved.

In a video that appears to show the fault, you can see that the two men who find it hard to distinguish the phone have a similar look, but are in no way identical. Have hairstyles and beards are similar, but their facial features are clearly not the same.

Huawei issued a disclaimer when you set up the software that could be unlocked by people or by objects of similar appearance, is never described as impeccable. In addition, Android Pit notes that it is a unit of pre-release and that the software is not necessarily definitive (that particular phone could also be defective).

However, Huawei said that the publication had not found this in itself, even when trying out the face unlock with twins. The company apparently is looking into the matter.

Perhaps what is most disappointing about this situation is that the face unlock is one of the main differences between the Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro . It is also the reason why the phone has a notch so big on your screen; The notch is hosting all of the sensors that are required for the feature to work. If the function of face unlock is not worth it, that big notch is there for nothing