If the latest information turns out to be accurate, the next-generation flagship of the Samsung Galaxy family, which is the Samsung Galaxy S9, may well have advanced biometric features that will also add improved facial recognition and iris scanning capabilities. This is in line with what its principal competitor, the Apple iPhone X, has done this year. Besides, the South Korean tech giant will also increase the speed of the facial detection and the iris scanning, so as to ensure a minimum of lag while ensuring that the user gets their bang for the buck.
We had earlier reported that the Samsung Galaxy S9 had been spotted on Geekbench running on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo platform. In fact, we may possibly be looking at a release date well ahead of next year’s Mobile World Congress or MWC 2018, which you can follow right here once it starts. We already know that this next-generation device may come sans the 3.5mm headphone jack, which is in sync with the times and the reigning design aesthetics.
The fact that the device would likely have better AI-backed facial recognition capabilities and iris scanning capabilities come via ET News from Korea. Once the face recognition rate is increased substantially, the phones will unlock much more quickly than existing phones. Besides, it will have a better safety standard when compared to the existing Samsung Galaxy S8. We are yet to see any new updates on whether it will have a dedicated hardware for the same a la the Apple iPhone X. The device may also come with a front-mounted fingerprint scanner if the latest reports are anything to go by.
Other features will include 4GB of RAM, odd considering most modern flagship devices have 6GB of RAM onboard. We believe that the 1.50GHz octa-core processor, possibly the in-house developed Samsung Exynos 9810, may power the phone. In the Americas, the Snapdragon 845 chipset is to be expected. Most of the SD 845 chipsets will be taken up by Samsung, apparently.