Awesome deals, Galaxy Book 4 series, Watch 6, S24 Ultra or Z Flip 5! - Get 15% discount on Thinborne cases!

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

Notifications
    News for you

    iPhone may get health features abandoned by Samsung

    Phone
    By 

    Last updated: March 14th, 2023 at 11:34 UTC+01:00

    The future of biometric authentication on Apple's iPhones is uncertain. Two main theories on how biometric authentication will change on iPhones exist, and both involve Samsung-inspired technologies. One claims that future iPhones will hide the Face ID module behind the screen using a technology similar to Samsung's Under-Panel Camera. Another theory suggests that Apple may bring back Touch ID fingerprint recognition, only it will be more advanced and borrow health features abandoned by Samsung years ago.

    According to new reports, Apple will use both technologies for different iPhone models (via Gearrice). Specifically, the under-display Face ID cameras will be released in 2025, whereas the under-display Touch ID sensor will debut a couple of years later once Apple ditches the notch and adopts a full-screen design — possibly using Samsung's upcoming OLED 2.0 technology, which will support full-screen multi-touch fingerprint sensors.

    Apple's new Touch ID to borrow health features Samsung abandoned

    The latest rumor claims Apple will elevate its future under-display Touch ID fingerprint sensor for iPhones by giving it health features. This next-gen Touch ID sensor will supposedly be capable of measuring the user's heart rate and blood oxygen level, similar to how Samsung's older Galaxy flagships did it through separate rear-facing health sensors near the camera.

    Apple would supposedly embed these sensors into its Touch ID unit, but still, it sounds like the company might borrow a page from Samsung's playbook and start using a few features that Samsung itself abandoned years ago. Whether or not this would persuade Samsung to bring back these health features to Galaxy smartphones remains to be seen. Either way, Apple gaining inspiration from rivals and improving existing technologies for use in its iPhones sounds right up its alley

    The Galaxy S10, released in February 2019, was the last Samsung smartphone to feature a built-in heart rate and SpO2 sensor. Samsung abandoned these features six months later when it released the Galaxy Note 10 duo in August. And since then, the Galaxy Note 10 series got canceled and replaced by the “Ultra” Galaxy S flagship models. Now, Samsung reserves August Unpacked events for Galaxy foldable phones, which the company believes are the future of mobile.

    Phone AppleGalaxy S10OLED 2.0Samsung Electronics

    You might also like

    Samsung Bot Fit wearable robot may enter production soon

    Samsung Bot Fit wearable robot may enter production soon

    Samsung might have even bigger plans for the wearable market in 2024 than the Galaxy Ring. The company is supposedly planning to unveil its Apple Vision Pro competitor before the end of 2024, and one new report from Korea even says that the company is already strategizing the production of the Bot Fit wearable robot. […]

    • By Mihai Matei
    • 6 hours ago
    Samsung could link up with another major Korean group on AI

    Samsung could link up with another major Korean group on AI

    AI is the future and companies across different industries are taking a collaborative approach to utilize this technology for enhancing their offerings. Samsung is significantly invested in AI and is also open to collaborations with other companies. It appears that the company may link up with another major Korean conglomerate on AI. There's talk of […]

    • By Adnan Farooqui
    • 6 hours ago
    Samsung is piling up billions in cash to likely make a big acquisition

    Samsung is piling up billions in cash to likely make a big acquisition

    There has long been speculation about how Samsung would use its more than $60 billion cash reserves. The general perception is that the company would become active in the mergers and acquisitions space to buy some big company. However, Samsung hasn't made any major acquisitions since it bought Harman for $8 billion back in 2017. […]

    • By Adnan Farooqui
    • 10 hours ago
    Premium Samsung Store opened in India’s Kolkata

    Premium Samsung Store opened in India’s Kolkata

    Samsung has opened its Premium Experience Store in the city of Kolkata in India. This is the seventh Premium Experience Store from Samsung to be opened in India. The company announced last year that it wants to open a total of 15 such premium retail stores across India. Samsung has opened a Premium Experience Store […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 4 days ago
    Walmart and Vizio might beat Samsung’s TV business in the USA

    Walmart and Vizio might beat Samsung’s TV business in the USA

    Earlier this week, US retail giant Walmart confirmed its plans to buy the smart TV brand Vizio in a deal worth $2.3 billion. Initially, Walmart said this acquisition was part of its strategy to expand its Walmart Connect advertising business, but market watchers say this transaction may have some negative effects on Samsung's smart TV […]

    • By Mihai Matei
    • 4 days ago
    2024 iPad Pro could be impossibly thin, iPad Air could come in bigger size

    2024 iPad Pro could be impossibly thin, iPad Air could come in bigger size

    According to multiple reports, Apple is developing six new iPad models, and among those devices are 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Air and 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. Now, a new leak reveals the dimensions of three of those four tablets. According to a new report from 9To5Mac, the 12.9-inch iPad Air will measure 280.6 […]

    • By Abid Iqbal Shaik
    • 4 days ago