While 3D facial recognition is so far limited to flagships, MediaTek is set to bring the same experience to affordable devices. The chip maker has developed its technology dubbed Active Stereo that works with the Helio P60 and Helio P22 SoC. The technology is essentially aiming to reduce the production cost of building Structured-Light 3D sensors that offer solutions similar to Apple's Face ID that debuted on the iPhone X last year. Android smartphones such as Xiaomi and Oppo brought enhanced facial recognition features to their flagship models in the recent past. However, affordable smartphones at the present stage majorly come with a software-based face unlock feature that uses the traditional front camera to detect the facial features.