When Apple introduced the Face ID with iPhone X, reports suggested that the tech giant’s technology is few years ahead of competitors in the market. Later however, rumors surfaced that other smartphone manufacturers are planning on introducing similar features to their flagship devices. Interestingly, it latest reports out in Korea to be believed, then Samsung is maintain the company’s Iris scanner in its smartphones.
The latest news comes via a report from The Korea Herald which revealed that Samsung will be upgrading company’s existing Iris scanner on the upcoming Galaxy S9/9+. In order to provide better performance, the upgrade will see the company using a 3MP camera rather than the 2MP camera found in the Galaxy S8 and 8+. Thanks to the upcoming update, the camera will have higher resolution capabilities which will ultimately lead to faster recognitions of user.
The report said, “The iris camera lens will be improved to 3 megapixels from 2 megapixels of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 to capture clearer images. The scanner will better recognize users’ irises even when they wear eyeglasses, move their eyeballs or are in a too dark or too light environment.”
As there hasn’t been any shortage of rumors surrounding Galaxy S9 and 9+ in recent months, it will be interesting to see how Samsung improves on already perfect S8 and S8+. As we move closer to the announcements regarding the flagship smartphones, more details regarding the smartphone is expected to surface in the coming weeks.