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[Poll Results!] Should your handset switch to the iris scanner when face recognition doesn’t work?

Should your handset automatically switch to the iris scanner when face recognition doesn’t work?
  • Yes, I’d love that 43%, 842 votes
    842 votes 43%
    842 votes - 43% of all votes
  • Yes, I’d love that 43%, 842 votes
    842 votes 43%
    842 votes - 43% of all votes
  • I’m not really bothered 4%, 83 votes
    83 votes 4%
    83 votes - 4% of all votes
  • I’m not really bothered 4%, 83 votes
    83 votes 4%
    83 votes - 4% of all votes
  • No, I like it the way it is 3%, 51 vote
    51 vote 3%
    51 vote - 3% of all votes
  • No, I like it the way it is 3%, 51 vote
    51 vote 3%
    51 vote - 3% of all votes
Total Votes: 1952
11 September 2017
Voting is closed

If your authentication method of choice on your Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ is face recognition, I’m sure you’ve been left feeling frustrated when it’s too dark to recognize your face, forcing you to either enter a password or use the inconveniently-positioned fingerprint reader.

This got us thinking… Why doesn’t face recognition automatically switch to the iris scanner, which utilizes infrared to work at night, when it’s too dark to detect a face? It’s a lot more convenient than stretching to reach the fingerprint scanner—and not to mention more intuitive.

We’d love to know what you think, so be sure to cast a vote in the poll below, then feel free to expand on your answer in the comments section. Come on, let’s get a conversation going! As usual, we’ll be responding to comments submitted over on Facebook and Twitter.

Poll Results: The majority (86%) of voters think face recognition should automatically switch to the iris scanner when it’s too dark to detect a face, while 5% like the system the way it currently is and 9% aren’t really bothered.

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rocketosagie69
rocketosagie69

Well the iris scanner or face recognition are fast but the lagging on the s8 and s8plus make it slower when using the iris scanner or face recognition. seriously Samsung need to work on the lagging issue. I had to keep resetting my phone hoping i won’t experience the lagging issue but unfortunately it getting worst

DarthSidux
DarthSidux

It’s sad that the s8 is having a lag issue. It’s 2017 isn’t it?!?

EugeneOnTheEdge
EugeneOnTheEdge

It should be a combo of the two, for faster authentication. Parallel programming needs to be involved though.

Simply said, both sensors (facial and iris) work together, and whichever gets a valid input sends a signal to authenticate the device.

brasiles87
brasiles87

It should be the opposite.
The handset switch to face recognition when the iris scanning doesn’t work due the environment like excessive sunlight.

robinh999
robinh999

Absolutely true, since first day I have found so dumb that its facial recognition OR iris , a combination of the two can be so much faster and accurate. Either the two at the same time and the device unlock when one of the two works the first one or a doubles check (iris and facial recognition should match ) for more security(not for speed) , either be able to set a priority (iris or facial first ) and if for example we choose iris first and it fail or take too much time to recognize, it automatically switch to… Read more »

ANDROIDrouen
ANDROIDrouen

I don’t even know why we need to ask it to Samsung, this should already be here ! ^^

auctyvance
auctyvance

That would be a good idea, since face recognition fails in the dark..