A South Korean source reports Samsung working on facial recognition improvements in the Samsung Galaxy S9. To compete with Apple’s iPhone X, the source adds, Samsung will most likely make software instead of hardware improvements. However, how the company would proceed remains unclear.
New phone, familiar features
Many expect Samsung to launch the global version with its new Exynos 9 Series 9810 processor. On the other hand, the US model will most probably come with the Snapdragon 845 CPU.
Much like the S8 and S8+’s 5.8 and 6.2-inch displays, rumors suggest the S9 and S9+ featuring the same screens.
Software and security enhancements
Some speculate the next Galaxy flagship getting a near-identical front-facing camera and iris scanner as the Galaxy S8. Meanwhile, contradicting reports from ETNews reveal Samsung keeping the iris scanner along with 2D facial recognition software. On the other hand, another report suggests Samsung building its own front camera 3D-sensor technology like iPhone X’s. In addition, a tech analyst claims a new suite from Samsung allows for face scanning and other add-ons.
For its past few devices, Samsung rigorously developed iris scanning technology for security. This is because in the past, they have received flak for potential security risks like bypassing the facial recognition feature through the device owner’s photo or video.