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Samsung To Reverse Engineer iPhone X’s Face ID, 3D Facial Recognition Coming To Galaxy S9

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 follow iPhone X’s 3D facial recognition as it will reverse engineer TrueDepth camera system-enabled Face ID.

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It’s time for us technology enthusiasts to begin looking at the future yet again. You’ve got to like hearing rumors, speculations and predictions from industry analysts as well as leaks. Just as we are done with the launches of Apple’s iPhone X and Google’s Pixel 2 devices, a new details for Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S9 is emerging online.

The very first leaks about the Galaxy S9 arrived early on this year. It is widely believed that owing to enhanced mass-manufacturing and production processes, the South Korean technology giant is able to speed up the flagship’s development. With the futuristic all-screen iPhone X, the Cupertino increased the antes in the mobile industry by a little. Now, i seems like the Korean OEM will once again follow the design.

Samsung Galaxy S9 To Equip With Snapdragon 845 SoC And Face ID-esque 3D Facial Recognition — TrueDepth Camera System— From The iPhone X

Apple’s 2017 special media launch event made us be nostalgic about the better moments. It made us think when Apple used to be ahead of the loop. The Face ID, which enable by TrueDepth camera system, marks the ceremonial debut of 3D facial recognition in the mobile industry. And it’s the Cupertino who lead the change in the standard feature of a flagship device. But, now it appears like its biggest nemesis will catch up earlier than one can anticipate.

Advertisement Two days prior to this news went viral online, a Chinese source purportedly suggested that the Galaxy S series maker will launch its own version of 3D Facial recognition on the Galaxy S9 in February or March. Today, another source closed to the matter makes an identical claims and adds detailed information. The supply chain sources in China said that Samsung is on its way to reverse engineer the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera system. With that said, this will allow Samsung to imitate the Face ID on 2018’s Galaxy S9.

In addition to introducing its Face ID-like feature on the Galaxy S9, the device will also be shipping with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor. A number of sources believes the handset will be released around Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona. The smartphone’s all-screen display will be quite different from the S8, with narrower bezels on the top and bottom portions of the front panel.

What’s more interesting with Samsung’s aim to copy and reproduce the components or hardware part of the 3d facial recognition system is the South Korean tech giant be able to sufficiently mass-produce 3D Facial recognition’s modules for the Galaxy S9? After all, it’s the very same modules and components which has given Apple a headaches because the company can’t mass produce the hardware and the eventual mass-production delays of the iPhone X. Given Samsung’s vast resources, it just could be able to achieve that. Let us know what you think about Samsung’s 3D facial recognition on the Galaxy s9 in the comments section below.

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New video of Apple’s iPhone X in silver colorway emerges online

A new video clip of a silver colorway iPhone X in the wild materializes online.

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The pre-orders for Apple’s much-awaited iPhone X is just around the corner and it will finally kicks off this coming Friday, October 27th, with shipping scheduled to commence just a week later, November 3. With the Apple’s iPhone X release now less than a couple of weeks away, the general public are starting to see more photographs and video clips of Apple’s first $1000 premium smartphone out online. Most notably, a 10-second video uploaded to Reddit over the weekend showing a silver colorway of an iPhone X in all its adoration.

The near bezel-less edge-to-edge OLED screen — which the Cupertino tech giant calls it Super Retina Display — looks stunningly beautiful, but the video is also noteworthy to watch because it gives us an idea what a third-party app looks like with the controversial notch design of the iPhone X — and in this case Instagram app. To be honestly fair, APpple’s iPhone X’s notch on the uppermost of the front panel appears like an scar on the beautiful display of the device in the video here, but we’ve heard from a number notes that it’s far less irritating when using the handset as opposed to looking at photos and videos of it.

The Instagram user interface appears quite a little unrefined, but it stands to a mere fact that it will be far less of a problem once third-party app developers update their respective apps suitably.

As a number of Redditors commented:

I have been making iPhone apps for 8 years now. Testing my app on iPhone X produces a handful of problems in Portrait and about a million problems in Landscape.

Even if you do everything exactly as Apple wants, there’s going to be issues. The API to handle the notch “correctly” (safe area) is new in iOS 11. There’s no way to have preemptively written to support it. Readable layout guides get you some of the way there, but only in landscape and not really.

Day 1 iPhone X users are in for problems in most apps.

Thank you. We’ve coded Halide, our camera app, completely with auto layout. It completely conforms to Apple’s ‘way of doing things’ – we still need to do work to get the UI looking right for the X.

Most apps that use standard, system-provided UI elements like navigation bars, tables, and collections automatically adapt to the device’s new form factor..
Even my own app that I did not optimize for iPhone X has space on the top (automatically) because I used Apple’s UINavigationBar and did not give it any hardcoded values for space.

With all that being said, seeing as how the Apple iPhone X marks the first radical redesign to its smartphone line’s design since way back in 2014 (iPhone 6 ans 6 Plus), it’s a safe to say that early birds will happily experience a few developing discomforts using the iPhone X with its edgeless OLED display.

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Apple’s iPhone X has a new and more affordable Sharp’s Aquos R Compact

The Sharp Aquos R Compact is an Android 8.1 Oreo midrange smartphone. It has an Apple’s iPhone X-esque design with the prominent notch on the topmost screen.

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Apple’s current flagship iPhone X may not be featuring a very slim bezels similar the competing rivals from the Android ecosystem like that of the Samsung’s Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8 but it’s still has a very attractive aesthetic design however. The only point at issue so far is that if you want to purchase the iPhone X, you will need to shell out a thousand dollar from you savings. Or even if you have the funds of the money isn’t your problem, still, you may not be able to secure an iPhone X unit during the launch because of the limited supply. Lucky you if you get one. So, good luck.

Meanwhile, you can now get some of the bezel-less hype with that notch on the top of the screen of the iPhone X without shelling out a four figure from your bank, thanks to the Japanese multinational corporation — Sharp.

Sharp P stylized as SHARP — has been in the glare of publicity recently for making a considerably great appearing of smartphones with bezel-less screen display designs and the manufacturer have now ventured to bring this new design trend to the the wild with the SHARP Aquos R Compact smartphone. The handset phone has a manufacturer suggested retail price tag of $372, the smartphone has an aesthetic design quire similar to that of the iPhone X including the notch at the top of the latter.
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The SHARP Aquos R Compact has tiny roundy notch at the very top of the front that houses the selfie camera. The main difference is that there’s no cutting-edge 3D facial recognition rivaling technology situated at the very top. Additionally, the device has a notably thick bottom chin with a home button that also accommodates the fingerprint biometric sensor.

Specification side, the Sharp Aquos R Compact handset unit in between the low- and mid-end range smartphone with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core system-on-chip processor sitting at the very core of it, which is paired by 3GB worth of RAM alongside a 32GB of internal storage. The narrow-bezel screen has a 4.9-inch LCP display with Full HD+ resolution and the prominent notch you notice above the front panel is an eight-megapixel camera. There’s also a whopping 16.4MP shooter on the rear. The device will be shipped an Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, which is a plus factor. The main disadvantage of this phone is that it has a relatively smaller 2500mAh battery, but thanks to the Quick Charging 3.0 handset supports fast charging.

While it may not have public attention to details on par with Apple’s very own flagship iPhone X, it’s definitely a good device for those consumers who are looking to get a fancy advanced screen display at the price of feature-rich midrange handset.

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