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Apple may ditch Touch ID in favour of Face ID for 2018 iPhone models: KGI

Apple will push its advantage over Android handset makers by integrating Face ID into all 2018 iPhone models, replacing current Touch ID technology all together.

Appledecided to ditch Touch ID in iPhone X and come up with a new facial recognitiontechnology known as the Face ID. It seems that the Cupertino-based giantwill push its advantage over Android handset makers by integrating Face ID into all 2018 iPhone models, replacing current Touch ID technology.

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, a renowned KGI Securities analyst,this change will prove to be a “key selling point” of all the new 2018 iPhones models. “We predict all new 2H18F iPhone models will likely abandon fingerprint recognition. We believe this change will allow all new models to realize a competitive advantage via differentiation, on the back of an integrated user experience of full-screen design and TrueDepth Camera/ Facial recognition/ Face ID/ AR applications,” Kuo said.

Further, he said, few Chinese brand might figure out a way to embedfingerprint sensor in display and launch them in the first half of 2018, but the shipment of the devices will be very low due to supply restrictions.

Face IDis a facial recognition system, which is meant to replace Touch ID in iPhone X. It allows users to unlock Apple devices, make purchases in the various Apple digital media stores and authenticate Apple Pay online or in apps. It works by projecting more than 30,000 infrared dots onto a face and producing a 3D facial map. And Apple claims that the probability of someone else unlocking a phone is 1 in 1,000,000 as opposed to Touch ID at 1 in 50,000.

Touch ID was originally introduced in the year 2013, with the release of iPhone 5s, which is still a part of Apple’s 2017 models, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. This is not the first time Apple is rumoured to ditch something from their devices, last year Apple got rid of the headphone jack and now the Touch ID.

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Earlier, Samsung was rumoured to feature an on-screen fingerprint sensor in Galaxy Note 9 by using the AMOLED screen as the light source for the fingerprint sensor which is expected to launch next August or September. As per the report, Samsung’s subsidiary LSI and BeyondEyes have started shipped sample parts to Samsung for the Note 9.

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