The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will be in the spotlight later this month at the MWC 2018. Many smartphones will be uncovered at the special event, and everybody is waiting for these two variants especially. We can talk for hours why they have become so exciting to customers, but there is a more exciting topic of conversation. As you remember, the Samsung Exynos 9810 high-end chip was announced at CES 2018 last month. And we learned it would appear on the European variant of the Galaxy S9 (the rest of regions will get the Snapdragon 845-powered variant). Today it became known this chip supports facial recognition.
However, the most interesting innovation and improvement of this chip is the facial recognition capability. It comes with a neural network-based deep learning capability to identify people in images for swift search. Shortly, it is identical to Apple’ Face ID. Though the manufacturer doesn’t provide more technical details about this technology, we know it’s equipped with a separate security processing unit which gives an added protection to all biometric data. Apart from this, the chip supports fingerprint recognition as well as iris recognition.