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Galaxy S9 Front Camera Rumored to Get 3D Sensor for Improved Security and Other Features

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Oct 13, 2017
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The iPhone X TrueDepth camera has been reported by a well-known analyst to be two-and-a-half years ahead of the competition, possibly prompting Samsung to start work on its own 3D sensor for the upcoming Galaxy S9, according to the latest rumor.

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Looking at Samsung’s abysmal facial recognition system on the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and the Galaxy Note 8, a 3D sensing module could present security upgrades for the Galaxy S9, with a bunch of improvements made to the front camera as well.

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Samsung has also been rumored to be working on an in-house camera sensor that will be able to record videos at 1,000 frames per second so that will definitely be exciting to see after Apple became the first company to manufacturer mainstream phones that record 4K video at 60FPS.

Samsung could also get an early start for 2018, as the Galaxy S9 is expected to be announced much sooner than the Galaxy S8’s unveiling so the upgrades will be seen as an attractive addition to an Android flagship. However, we cannot say for sure how the 3D sensing technology in the Galaxy S9 would be when compared to the iPhone X.

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Looks like we will have to wait and find out. Another thing that the Galaxy S9 has been rumored to feature is a substrate-like PCB; similar to what the iPhone X sports.

The iPhone X has a much smaller footprint than the iPhone 8 Plus but the former’s battery capacity is only slightly smaller than the cell present in the 5.5-inch counterpart, leading us to believe that it utilizes a new PCB form, which is more than likely to be present in the Galaxy S9.

This is going to be a very interesting turn of events if Samsung manages to incorporate this hardware, but let us hope that its facial recognition is not dumb enough to fall for old tricks again.

Source: Twitter (UniverseIce)

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