13 November 2019
The rumors on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S-series phones have just started. They are fresh and have talked about some interesting tidbits as well, but still, some big revelations are yet to come with some substantiality, of course. Having said that we are now learning something tangible about the Galaxy S11.
It is the Beta of One UI 2.0 which is revealing potentially helpful information about the Galaxy S11. The company’s One UI 2.0 interface has references on a new face recognition system that could perform similar to what Apple iPhones do.
The Android 10 beta for the Galaxy S10 contains references to the Face Service app for the Picasso, codename Galaxy S11. This could mean, Samsung is finally switching to a better Face ID tech for privacy concerns.
Samsung currently uses 2D face recognition but the reference reveals the presence of 3D face recognition, which is better tech. Google and Apple use 3D facial recognition on their latest devices, with Google offering Face Unlock and Apple launching Face ID.
3D facial recognition is safe for making payments and using banking apps. According to Techtastic that found the reference in the One UI 2.0 interface also states that the firmware for the Galaxy S11 series is now in the development phase.
There are other rumors and speculations surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S11 and S11 Plus suggesting that the devices will come with an improved under-display fingerprint sensor, 5x optical zoom, and a 108MP camera. We may see some Galaxy S11 units powered by Snapdragon 865 processor and others with in-house Exynos 9830 SoC. The devices are expected to launch in the first half of 2020, likely before Mobile World Congress happening in February.