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Technology Samsung Galaxy S9 May Feature iPhone X Face ID Rival

09:15  13 october  2017
09:15  13 october  2017 Source:   ibtimes.com

Apple 'Investigating' Serious New iPhone Failures

  Apple 'Investigating' Serious New iPhone Failures Apple has confirmed it is investigating reports of a serious hardware problem in one of its new iPhonesSpeaking to the Independent, Apple confirmed it is investigating reports the iPhone 8 Plus is suffering from a severe battery failure which literally causes the sides of the smartphone to burst open. Currently incidents are limited (popular Apple site MacRumors reports several more) but this is clearly something Apple is taking very seriously.

Samsung may be looking to take on the iPhone X in 2018 by introducing a 3D image mapping sensor to the front camera of the Galaxy S 9 , tech informant, Ice Universe Tweeted Thursday. If true, this could indicate Samsung plans to make its facial recognition a lot more like Apple’s.

While Samsung released the Galaxy S 8 and Galaxy Note 8 with Face Unlock and iris scanning, the features have proven not be the safest biometrics security measures. Meanwhile, Apple claims its Face ID feature on the iPhone X has a one in a million chance of being spoofed.

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Samsung may be looking to take on the iPhone X in 2018 by introducing a 3D image mapping sensor to the front camera of the Galaxy S9, tech informant, Ice Universe Tweeted Thursday. If true, this could indicate Samsung plans to make its facial recognition a lot more like Apple’s.

While Samsung released the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 with Face Unlock and iris scanning, the features have proven not be the safest biometrics security measures. Meanwhile, Apple claims its Face ID feature on the iPhone X has a one in a million chance of being spoofed. This claim hasn’t yet been tested as Apple has so refrained from allowing the press to share official opinions on the device with several weeks left until its market launch. Critiques of Face ID may not become public until late October, ahead of the Nov. 3 launch for the iPhone X.

Some iPhone 8 Plus owners report swelling battery

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While Samsung released the Galaxy S 8 and Galaxy Note 8 with Face Unlock and iris scanning, the features have proven not be the safest biometrics security measures. Meanwhile, Apple claims its Face ID feature on the iPhone X has a one in a million chance of being spoofed.

A new report suggests Samsung is working on a sensor to rival the True Depth front- facing camera on the iPhone X .

Reports have indicated that hardware rivals may have to develop their own technology for 3D image mapping in order to not infringe on Apple patents in the iPhone X. In addition to news of a 3D sensor being developed by Samsung, the manufacturer also recently announced a new high-end camera sensor, which could potentially be used in a device like the Galaxy S9. The ISOCELL Slim 2X7 sensor supports lenses up to 24-megapixels, though they have not been connected to any 3D mapping technology.

Overall, 2018 devices may be in heavy competition for new and improved features. While the Galaxy S9 is currently rumored to feature a rear-facing fingerprint sensor, similar to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, the Galaxy Note 9 may be the first to feature a display embedded fingerprint sensor. There is currently no word on whether a second generation iPhone X would include such a feature. Smartphone manufacturers across the industry have had issues implementing on-screen fingerprint sensors on their flagship devices. This resulted in several smartphones featuring edge-to-edge displays with no physical home button and rear-facing fingerprints sensors. However, Apple decided to remove the fingerprint sensor from the iPhone X, opting to have Face ID as its sole biometrics option.

Current reports indicate iPhone X production is slow, primarily due to issues with developing the 3D sensor for the device’s “True Depth” front-facing camera. Experts expect availability of the iPhone X may be minimal until about March 2018. It is likely the Galaxy S9 could launch in March of 2018 and release to market in April; however, no details have been confirmed by Samsung or Apple.  

German soccer team puts players on your iPhone for AR selfies .
Sports teams and broadcasters have been going all-in on high-tech initiatives lately. The NFL was an early adopter, with AR features appearing on Fox Sports broadcasts.&nbsp;You can choose which of the three "strips" Robben wears in the app, and you can personalize the back of the jersey for your screenshot photos, too. You can also buy player jerseys from within the app, if that's your thing. "This augmented reality feature offers fans a playful, unique and immersive opportunity to get closer to the team they love whether they are based in Munich, New York or Mexico," said FC Bayern Munich's Stefan Mennerich in a statement.

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