Huawei Nova 2i now has Face Unlock through software update

The Huawei Nova 2i and its crisp full view display, dual front and dual rear cameras that offer a bokeh effect, fluid performance from its 4GB of RAM, and fast rear fingerprint sensor, now has, via a software update, Face Unlock.

Valentine Promo – Get the Nova 2i for only P13990 for a limited time only

How to Update

To update, go to Settings > System Update. Then tap on the right corner button with three points – Download latest full package.


Better Face Unlock Features

Compared to the face unlock of other smartphones, the Huawei Nova 2i’s is more user-friendly. It offer two options: (1) Direct Unlock or (2) Slide to Unlock, which hides information or content from notifications when the user is detected as not being the face ID owner. In this way, your privacy is protected.


Facial Recognition Security

The Huawei Nova 2i face ID recognition has three dimensions of protection:

  1. Storage Security, where Consumers’ face information are stored in the Kirin chipset’s CPU TEE (Trusted Execution Environment) area, which achieves chip-level security;
  2. Algorithm Security: the algorithm collects more than 1000 points of face information, to make your phone only recognize your face, and
  3. the Nova 2i does not unlock when it detect that your eyes are closed, which ensures that someone can’t unlock your phone while you’re sleeping.


Where to Buy the Huawei Nova 2i

Launched last October 2017, the Nova 2i retails for P14,990. You can

  • purchase it at Huawei Experiences Stores and partner retailers nationwide
  • get it by adding Php500 on top of any Smart Postpaid plan, with the most affordable one starting at Plan 399 (3GB Monthly Data, 500MB for FB Messenger, Viber, and WhatsApp, Unlimited All-Net Texts, 20 mins All-Net Calls, and Discounted calls to Smart/TNT) with a Php899 cashout and an Php899 (399 +500) monthly fee for 30 months
  • or buy it via Home Credit from February 1 to 28, 2018 at 0% interest for over 6 months.

Visit for more information on Nova 2i and other Huawei devices.

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for