We all know very well that Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is one of the leading analysts of the mobile market at the moment, and one of the most quoted. Well, according to Kuo, the introduction of the Apple iPhone X has made Android manufacturers change their focus on security and, instead of trying to introduce a fingerprint reader on the screen.
Android Makers Now Prefer 3D Sensing, Face ID Over On-Screen Fingerprint Reader
As many of you know, Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is one of the leading analysts of the mobile market at the moment, and one of the most quoted. Well, according to Kuo, the introduction of the Apple iPhone X has made Android manufacturers change their focus on security and, instead of trying to introduce a fingerprint reader on the screen, now they want to have their version of the TrueDepth camera with 3D scanning and facial recognition.
There is no doubt that this, the Face ID , has been precisely one of the points that has caught the attention of the new iPhone X, something that many also want for their next models based on the Android system.
After the South Korean giant Samsung and the tech giant Apple spent months trying to get their respective fingerprint scanners to work under the front glass, with new “Infinity Display” designs and thinner bezels, there was no room for a front button with an integrated biometric reader, something that also happened to the tech giant Apple with the mentioned iPhone X.
So the South Korean giant Samsung resorted to using a backward-facing button for its fingerprint scanner, but as you can see, the plan of the tech giant Apple was another. As the tech giant Apple introduced a face recognition system built into its new front-facing TrueDepth camera that included 3D scanning.
So in the presentation last month, the company launched Face ID on the iPhone X, something that many are eager to try, since the ability to unlock the phone and verify their identity through facial recognition is quite attractive.
Android makers want their version of Face ID
For all this now Kuo himself points out that Android device makers have tripled their demand for information on 3D detection technology to the same vendors since the presentation of the iPhone X.
The analyst claims that the use of 3D detection and facial recognition can increase profit margins on an Android model, with a special focus on the 3D detection system offered by Qualcomm-Himax, which seems to be the most reliable at the moment.
It should be borne in mind that 3D detection not only allows facial recognition in security applications, but also allows users to create fun expressions like Animoji, and more importantly, it is a key factor in the development of AR or augmented reality.
Therefore the analyst believes that Android phone brands are now willing to spend more on components related to it all. Thus, he says that over the next two or three years Android devices with 3D detection are going to be doubling or even tripling.
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