Every new iPhone smartphone released by Apple comes with at least a certain trademark feature, something no other predecessors has. In most occurrences, that particular hardware an even software feature is not yet available on competing manufacturer’s handsets. The new Apple’s top-of-the-line premium flagship iPhone X boasts a couple of such features. While both of those hardware and software features are already available on the market on Android OEMs to some extent.
A new report claims that the South Korean technology giant’s next generation flagship smartphone in the Galaxy S series — the new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ series — could be the first Android device to mirror the iPhone X’s best and cutting-edge feature.
Apple’s iPhone X, which is scheduled to hit the store in November 3rd, got an all-screen display aesthetic design that’s significantly different from anything else seen on rivals. The other most compelling feature of the flagship is the TrueDepth camera system that enables the 3D facial recognition sensor feature dubbed Face ID. That’s also something dissimilar anything else seen on Android smartphones.
It’s obviously not an unusual that the Korean consumer electronics firm is an early adopter in the mobile industry. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 comes with an all-display front panel prior to the eventual announcement of iPhone X. Although the iPhone X nearly entirely covers all the front panel, the Galaxy S8 even has a bigger screen-to-body ratio. The iPhone X has 82.9 percent screen-to-body ratio, while the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have 83.6% and 84%, respectively.
The all-screen iPhone has been in research and development for five years at least according to Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive, and Samsung Display is a pivotal business partner of Apple.
It’s indeed very possible that the South Korean company has knowledge for a long period time that an all-screen iPhone was in the timeline for 2017 release, since Samsung Display is the only supplier of the iPhone X’s OLED panels. Why do you think that the Cupertino is afraid that the Korean firm will pirate its foldable and bendable iPhone design?
But that doesn’t mean that the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus series will automatically imitates the iPhone X’s top notch design in February. What the South Korea-based company could do is mimics the actual components and structures of the iPhone X’s notch.
Apple calls the notch a “tiny little space” at the very top of the iPhone X that houses the TrueDepth camera system — infrared camera, 3d dotprojector, front-facing camera, flood illuminator, proximity and ambient light sensors, as well as earpiece speaker. The TrueDepth camera system is basically a miniaturized Microfot’s Kinect that facial maps the user’s face with 30,000 dots and depth-sensing camera, it provides secure logins that cannot be spoofed by a photo or a mask. The front-facing TrueDepth camera also enables the Animoji feature.
According to a rumor mill, the impending Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones will be equipped a “3D sensor front camera,” which would essentially be the Samsung’s edition of a TrueDepth camera system.
We still have several months until February or March when the Samsung launch the Galaxy S9 series, so we’ll probably see more about the Korean’s version of 3D facial recognition feature in the succeeding months. But if this report is to be believed, then it will be compelling to know Samsung plans. mass-producing the components in the TrueDepth camera system is one big logjam for iPhone X supplies.