Samsung fans may be envious or curious about Face ID facial recognition capabilities on iPhone X handsets, but regrettably, they are unlikely to achieve the same 3D facial recognition on the Galaxy S9.
It is understood that this report from the South Korean media, and cites sources inside and outside the company. Samsung's Galaxy S8, S8 + and Note 8, which currently have facial unlock capabilities, are not yet secure for facial recognition systems that meet mobile payment requirements.
This facial recognition system can be used as an alternative to passwords, PINs, fingerprinting and iris unlocking. By the way, fingerprinting and iris recognition are safe enough for Samsung Pay and Google Pay.
However, Apple's latest iPhone X facial recognition system projects more than 30,000 invisible IR dots on the user's face, making the user's eyes, nose and mouth clearer and creating a 3D depth Map to verify user identity. Samsung Galaxy phones do not use 3D depth mapping, they are considered 2D.
Face ID represents the first time smart phones have used this technology. Although some iPhone fans were annoyed by Apple's removal of the fingerprint sensor (yes, even with the Touch ID removed with the Home key), which forced them to use Face ID for face recognition unlocking, facial recognition still represents Mobile phone manufacturers will be competing to follow the cutting-edge innovation.
Samsung declined to comment on these rumors and now it is still too early to say whether the South Korean giant still has time to implement a similar system. Another possibility is that Samsung intends to use a similar facial recognition system on Note 9 handsets to further differentiate the S Series from the Note Series.