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Samsung highlights Exynos feature to provide iPhone X facial recognition for the Galaxy S9

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Samsung unveiled its new Exynos 9 chipset only a few days ago and with the chip widely expected to power the upcoming Galaxy S9, Samsung is highlighting some of the processor’s key features.

The latest Exynos chipset is said to execute realistic face-tracking features to enable stronger security when unlocking a device using a mechanism similar to what is found in the iPhone X. Apple achieves its results from what it calls a TrueDepth sensor and from what Samsung is suggesting, the Galaxy S9 will feature something extremely similar to offer facial recognition.

“This cutting-edge technology allows the processor to accurately recognise people or items in photos for fast image searching or categorisation, or through depth sensing, scan a user’s face in 3D for hybrid face detection.

“By utilising both hardware and software, hybrid face detection enables realistic face-tracking filters as well as stronger security when unlocking a device with one’s face.

“For added security, the processor has a separate security processing unit to safeguard vital personal data such as facial, iris and fingerprint information.”

Advanced facial recognition could, therefore, be one of the standout features of the Galaxy S9, alongside the placement of the fingerprint sensor on the rear of the device in a more accessible place.

With the Exynos 9810 offering up a 40 percent power bump compared to the previous version, the Galaxy S9 is certainly going to be a powerhouse. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see some additional software enhancements around AI features that take advantage of this additional power.

The Galaxy S9 is expected to launch next week, so stay tuned to get the latest news leading up to the release.

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