According to a recently issued report, the next flagship phone released by Samsung could come with improved biometric authentication systems. Currently, the tech giant is reportedly working on adding some software improvements to the Samsung Galaxy S9. The goal is to make its iris and face recognition processes better.
Complex Features to Be Added
But these aren’t the only changes Samsung is preparing for its upcoming flagship device. The next members of the S series will come together with an 8 MP front sensor. This will be identical to the one used for the S8 and S8+ phones. However, the company may add some software enhancements when it comes to its speed.
The facial recognition feature appeared for the first time back in 2011. It was launched along with the Android Ice Cream Sandwich software and it was named Face Unlock. In the beginning, it was quite prone to vulnerabilities and all in all, rather unreliable. However, Samsung managed to turn it into a successful feature. The company added better selfie cameras and sped up the authentication process of its devices. Even so, it’s still easy to bypass the facial scanning feature on the S8 device with a photo of the subject.
Will Samsung Galaxy S9 Be the New Trendsetter?
According to the experts, iris scanning is one of the most secure ways of authentication. The process isn’t as fast as the facial one, but it’s still on the rise. However, Samsung isn’t the only one to try and adopt it. The iPhone X device released by Apple also features a FaceID technology. This relies on a 3D scan made of a user’s face before letting the person access their phone. It remains to be seen where their rivalry will push the two companies. Still, this technological ‘war’ seems to be bringing the most advantages and make smartphone users the winners as they are using and enjoying better devices as time passes.
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