17 August 2018
Samsung has received a patent and the document reveals the 3D facial recognition tech that can be implemented on the upcoming flagship. It’s worth mentioning that Samsung was onto the 3D facial tech long before Apple released its revolutionary iPhone X.
The South Korean company has just received this patent and this technology can’t be implemented on the Galaxy Note 9 which is all set to launch. So, you can expect the much-rumored Galaxy S10 to embrace this technology.
Many rumors are already telling us about this possibility and now this patent can be taken as a strong pillar to support those rumors. It’s also highly expected that the Samsung’s another much-rumored foldable phone Galaxy X could feature this tech.
Coming back to the patent, the document reveals the tech is based on TOF (Time of Flight) technology that works with NIR (near infrared) light, a conventional image sensor, and an additional sensor capturing the light that bounces from the subject's face. Vivo is reportedly planning something similar too. So, if Samsung really turns out as what Vivo is planning for its upcoming device then it could be even faster than the iPhone X.
The patent document reveals Samsung plans to use this 3D facial tech for motion tracking, gesture detection, eye tracking, and night vision.
Many rumors on Galaxy S10 convey that Samsung will ditch the iris scanner for an in-display fingerprint scanner and this 3D facial recognition tech. It’s also rumored that Samsung will take the help of an Israeli company for the implementation of this 3D facial recognition tech.