3D Facial Recognition May Replace Fingerprint Sensor In Upcoming iPhone

Upcoming iPhone Concept
Upcoming iPhone Concept

3D Facial Recognition May Replace Fingerprint Sensor In Upcoming iPhone: Soon we may see 3D facial detection feature in upcoming iPhone which would replace the Touch ID fingerprint authentication. A new report from Bloomberg says that Apple is testing the 3D facial detection to unlocking the smartphone and another identification purpose. According to this report, the most advanced ProMotion display technology might feature in new iPhones. A report from Ming-Chi Kuo, the security analyst, also suggested the replacement of Touch ID fingerprint authentication by 3D facial detection feature in upcoming iPhone 8.                                                        

Alternative For Fingerprint Technolgy

Apple is working on 3D facial recognition technology with the focus on providing rapid recognition capabilities so that the smartphone will be able to unlock within few hundred milliseconds. With the speed, this technology will also be more secure than Touch ID fingerprint authentication feature. According to the report from Bloomberg, the Touch ID authentication feature could be replaced by 3D face detection feature to operate the smartphone in future.

“Apple is testing an improved security system that allows users to log in, authenticate payments, and launch secure apps by scanning their face, according to people familiar with the product. This is powered by a new 3-D sensor, added the people, who asked not to be identified discussing technology that’s still in development. The company is also testing eye scanning to augment the system, said by source”, Bloomberg reported that.

The Apple’s new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros that was introduced last month this year have first featured with ProMotion display technology, the same that may introduce in new iPhone series. The ProMotion display gives the visual smoother, refreshes at very less power consumption and reduces motion blur. Apart from ProMotion display technology, Bloomberg’s report also claims that new iPhones may also have a new dedicated chip which is internally known as Apple Neural Engine, with the help of this new chip, Apple will run Promotion display and artificial intelligence tasks in iPhones.

However, the presence of Touch ID fingerprint scanner embedded into OLED display of upcoming iPhone 8 is being the most rumored feature in upcoming iPhone while some reports suggesting that Apple may place the Touch ID sensor at the rear side of the device as Apple is facing some issue to place it beneath the display of the smartphone. Now this new report suggesting that Apple is looking at another possible way to make its upcoming smartphone different from rest of the smartphones that are currently available. The iPhone 8 will launch in September this year with almost bezel-less display and many new features and is expecting to have “premium price tag”.


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