Yesterday, we reported that Apple is still struggling with the 3D sensors used for facial recognition in its upcoming iPhone X and only 10% of the smartphones rolling meet Apple’s standard. Now, fresh reports suggest that its rival, Samsung, is set to diligently study Apple’s facial recognition function and hopes that its next flagship smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S9) will sport this feature.
Although this is a very good idea and Samsung fans will love it, it is quite difficult to achieve. iPhone X facial identification is based on complex 3D sensors on its hardware. You can even visualize the TrueDepth camera system as a mini Kinect thus embedding this functionality in the Galaxy S9 would not be a walk in the park.
Even if the South Korean manufacturing giant can scale the hurdle and achieve this feat, it will probably face the challenge of “time”. How fast it can produce this camera system for all the S9 units will be a big question. Remember that Apple iPhone X launch is just about two weeks away and the company still has the Face ID feature to worry about.
In addition, other speculations suggest that Samsung Galaxy S9 will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and this device is rumored to be released at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) which Samsung normally use to unveil its product like it did with Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7. Furthermore, its full-screen will be more comprehensive with a thinner top and bottom bezels than the current Galaxy S8.