But guess what: A brand new report means that Samsung’s upcoming new Galaxy S9 might be the first Android flagship cellphone to copy the iPhone X’s finest characteristic. Obviously.
Apple’s iPhone X has an-all display screen design that’s not like the rest discovered on competing gadgets. The different signature characteristic is the TrueDepth digital camera that allows the 3D facial recognition characteristic known as Face ID. That’s additionally one thing not like the rest discovered on Android flagships.
It’s no secret that Samsung is a quick follower in the cellular enterprise. Sure, the Galaxy S8 got here with an all-screen earlier than the iPhone X was even introduced. But the all-screen iPhone has been in growth for years, and Samsung Display is a key companion. It’s very possible Samsung has recognized for an extended whereas that an all-screen iPhone was in the works for 2017, since Samsung show is the sole provider of the iPhone X’s OLED screens. Why do you suppose that Apple is afraid Samsung will steal its foldable iPhone design?
But that doesn’t imply the Galaxy S9 will essentially copy the iPhone X’s notch design subsequent yr. What Samsung may do, in line with a tipster with a strong monitor document, is copy the precise contents of the notch.
Apple calls the notch a “tiny space” at the high of the iPhone X. In it, there’s mainly a miniaturized Kinect that may scan faces in 3D, offering safe logins that may’t be hacked with an image. That’s not one thing Samsung can say about its current facial recognition options inside the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note eight.
According to Ice Universe, the Galaxy S9 will have a “3D sensor front camera,” which might mainly be Samsung’s model of a TrueDepth digital camera and sensor array.
We nonetheless have an extended approach to go till February or March when the Galaxy S9 ought to be unveiled, so we’ll most likely study extra about Samsung’s Face ID characteristic in the coming months. But if this rumor is true, it’ll be fascinating to see how Samsung plans to make it occur. Manufacturing TrueDepth cameras is main bottleneck for iPhone X manufacturing. So if it’s an issue for Apple, it is likely to be an issue for Samsung as properly.