3D sensor-equipped front camera might improve Galaxy S9 facial recognition

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Rumors about the Galaxy S9 have now started coming in as it’s going to be the next flagship smartphone from Samsung. The latest suggests that the Galaxy S9 facial recognition functionality will be improved courtesy of a 3D sensor-equipped front camera.

The Galaxy S8 already offers facial recognition as well as iris recognition. The handset also features a fingerprint sensor at the back which many feel isn’t placed in a comfortable position. Looks like Samsung might switch things up a bit next year.

Galaxy S9 Facial Recognition

The latest whispers out of China suggest that the Galaxy S9 is going to feature a 3D sensor-equipped front camera. This will enable the handset to offer more advanced facial recognition functionality. Not only will it be more accurate, it may also offer gains in the safety and speed departments.

Naturally, this shouldn’t be taken as gospel. It’s an unverified rumor out of China. Nothing is set in stone right now as far as the Galaxy S9 is concerned.

The technology is likely going to be similar to the TrueDepth system that Apple has introduced with the iPhone X last month. However, the company’s component suppliers are struggling with yield issues which will impact the iPhone X’s supply. Samsung will have to work these issues out to ensure that it doesn’t have to deal with this for the Galaxy S9.

Enhanced Galaxy S9 facial recognition will certainly be well received. However, this possibly leaves the iris and fingerprint sensor’s future in jeopardy. If Samsung can improve facial recognition to a point where it feels comfortable ditching the fingerprint or iris scanner, the question is, should it?

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Petsiotis Dimitris
7 days 11 hours ago
Petsiotis Dimitris

Noo. They shouldn’t remove any of them! Why would Samsung again remove cool features of a phone to make room for others? I want all three! #ripirblaster #ripsairgestures #almostripmicrosd

maccyb
6 days 15 hours ago
maccyb

Lol. Yes thankfully the Micro SD came back and the headphone jack stayed. IR blaster is dying tech, never coming back. Every single thing in my home, TV, Audio, air conditioners, alarm system, are run by apps. As you update your home systems IR blasters are irrelevant. You can get air gestures with sPen on the Note, but it never really worked great on the S series anyway just like the tilt to scroll, it was virtually useless.

whqhdrbs
7 days 18 hours ago
whqhdrbs

iris will stay because samsung wants to use it for authentication process for bank transaction

smith miguel
7 days 19 hours ago
smith miguel

Keep all 3 and give us the option to choose.

o0MHJ0o
8 days 7 hours ago
o0MHJ0o

it should combine the two. make it so it needs TWO eyes to unlock the phone with the iris scanner. scan the face around the eyes and map the bridge between them… just IMPROVE it. don’t jump to another one, the Iris scanner works well, but still behind the FPS

chippyuk
8 days 1 hour ago
chippyuk

You may have a mutiny on your hands! I do not think Pirates will be very happy with your suggestion 😉

8 days 5 hours ago
kumarabhishek591

I love the iris scanner and use it on my s8+ instead of facial or fingerprint scanner. The only improvement in iris scanner needed is angular sensing, so that the scanner can scan my eyes from any angle rather than only by facing on front

Peschiera
8 days 2 hours ago
Peschiera
Let’s say, it should accept at least a wider angle. Besides that, I love the IRIS scanner as well. I don’t know whether or not you have glasses. I wear glasses and the IRIS scanner works almost under any condition despite having the glasses. I don’t know why Samsung says it won’t work with glasses. Samsung should praise it more in ads because I see just advantages compared to the Apple’s face recognition: – It doesn’t need your entire face – It works even if you wear a scarf – It works if you wear glasses – And it is… Read more »
HossamAlMasri
8 days 7 hours ago
HossamAlMasri

what about the screen embedded FP sensor ?

NotReallySamsungFan
8 days 7 hours ago
NotReallySamsungFan

My guess is they will gauge with the S9 how well facial recognition is taken by the public, they can probably see how it goes on the iPhone X too. If there’s no need for a FP sensor they could cut their losses.

Shenoysiddhant
8 days 5 hours ago
Shenoysiddhant

For me as a customer I would prefer to have as many choices as possible when it comes to safety because everyone has their own way of using the phone and their own way to unlock it so it’s better to have a lotta options than just have one or two

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