SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Galaxy S10 5G reportedly gets 3D face unlock with Android 10

Phone
By 

Last updated: November 8th, 2019 at 09:31 UTC+02:00

The front-facing 3D depth camera on the Galaxy S10 5G may finally be put to use for 3D face unlocking. Unlike the Galaxy S10+, the Galaxy S10 5G’s second front-facing camera is not a regular depth camera – it is a ToF (time-of-flight) sensor. A ToF camera emits an infrared light signal and measures the time it takes for the signal to return after hitting an object, enabling more accurate depth-mapping, and it can be used for advanced face recognition similar to Apple’s Face ID.

Face recognition using ToF sensors is available on quite a few Chinese smartphones, but the Galaxy S10 5G’s front-facing ToF camera only works to enable more advanced bokeh in photos and videos. According to one Galaxy S10 5G owner from Korea, that has changed on the Android 10 beta for the device. The S10 5G is apparently using both the ToF camera and the regular front-facing camera for facial recognition on Android 10. The ToF camera lights up when face recognition is active, and covering either the regular camera or the ToF camera stops face recognition from working.

Considering Samsung has also improved face recognition on Android 10 in general (like adding an option for users to add an alternative look), it’s not surprising that the Galaxy S10 5G is getting more advanced face recognition that takes advantage of its extra hardware. However, it’s unclear if the ToF camera is actually being used to its full potential. Since it uses infrared light, it should also work well in a dark room unlike face recognition with a regular camera, but we don’t know if that is the case on the Galaxy S10 5G. We guess we’ll have to wait for the stable Android 10 update for the S10 5G to find out, as the beta is only available in South Korea.

Via Source FirmwarePhone Android 10Galaxy S10 5GOne UI 2.0
Load 0 comments

You might also like

Galaxy S10 5G and a few budget phones will get fewer security patches …

The Galaxy S10 series, sans the 5G model, was demoted from monthly to quarterly security patches back in April …

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 weeks ago

Galaxy S10 series gets the May 2022 security update in Europe

Samsung has released the May 2022 security update to a few more Galaxy S series phones. The company has releas …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 1 month ago

Samsung monthly updates: May 2022 security patch fixes Weather, Galaxy …

The May 2022 security patch rollout is in full swing. After releasing the May update for a handful of Galaxy s …

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 months ago

Will the Samsung Galaxy S10 series get the Android 13 update?

The Galaxy S10 series is three years old at this point, but it still continues to have a huge fan and customer …

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 2 months ago

Galaxy S10 series finally gets last month’s security update in t …

Samsung has finally released the March 2022 security update to the Galaxy S10 series in the US. Right now, the …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 months ago

European Galaxy S10 5G units get access to April 2022 security update

Samsung has released a new software update to the Galaxy S10 5G. The device is now getting the April 2022 secu …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 months ago