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We may soon get fingerprint sensors and facial recognition in the future Chromebooks, maybe even as soon as the new Pixelbooks arrive
Vivo's latest mobile industry breakthrough is a TOF 3D sensing solution that, at least on paper, looks more complex and promising than Apple's Face ID tech.
To celebrate the company's eight anniversary, Xiaomi has officially taken the wraps off the highly anticipated Mi 8, as well as the truly remarkable Mi 8 Explorer Edition and slightly lower-end Mi 8 SE.
Just in case the fast-approaching Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone didn't feel exciting enough, a freshly leaked video appears to confirm both in-display fingerprint recognition and an eye-catching translucent backplate.
To celebrate the company's eight anniversary, an ultra-high-end Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone will be unveiled on May 31, possibly with in-display fingerprint recognition and 3D facial scanning in tow.
While Samsung and Huawei may need to hold off until next year on adopting Face ID-rivaling 3D sensing tech, the Xiaomi Mi 7 is expected out this Q3 with a complex facial recognition feature in tow.
The iPhone X is the world's only 3D sensing mobile device right now, but OPPO and Xiaomi are expected to integrate technology similar to Face ID in 2018.
It's not going to be easy for technologies similar to Apple's Face ID to go mainstream, but Android smartphone makers are definitely interested.
Pearl ID, aka Face Unlock, on the upcoming iPhone 8 is truly starting to sound like a competent Touch ID replacement. That 4K Apple TV is exciting too.
Plenty of plausible iPhone 8 renders have been floating around of late, but this sketch comes directly from Apple, along with Face Unlock confirmation.
Instead of using an ill-placed Touch ID fingerprint sensor, Apple's iPhone 8 could rely exclusively on facial recognition for biometric authentication.
With Touch ID possibly out of the equation, Apple needs a killer iPhone 8 facial recognition feature, and LG Innotek may help get it done.
You'll probably have to wait a few more years before securely authorizing mobile payments with your face, at least on Samsung devices.
Both LG Pay support and "3D face scanning" tech could be enabled on the LG G6 in a couple of months, with the two services even working together.
By no means a "foolproof security measure", the new face authentication function of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ can be fooled by a photograph, it seems.
Samsung is more and more likely to integrate fingerprint, iris and facial payment authorization tech into the Galaxy S8. Also, here's an event poster.
Before Apple's iPhone 8 can "innovate" with a face scanner in tow, the Samsung Galaxy S8 should include a whopping three layers of biometric security.