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The Galaxy S9 might have an answer for the iPhone X’s Face ID

January 29, 2018

We’re less than one month away from the official Galaxy S9 launch, and with each day that goes by we find out more tidbits about the next Galaxy S flagship.

After seeing the first Galaxy S9 press renders leaked late last week, a new report reveals that the Samsung has found a way to fight the iPhone X’s signature feature, Face ID. Spoiler: It’s probably not the way you think.

The Galaxy S9 phones won’t come with front-facing 3D-sensing cameras that make face scanning possible — which is the trick to Face ID’s security. Because the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera is able to read the 3D map of a user’s face, Face ID can’t be fooled with photos, like the Galaxy S8 and Note 8, for example.

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