FACIAL RECOGNITION Posts on XDA

The EU is considering banning facial recognition in public for 5 years

In a bid to curb the misuse of facial recognition technology, the European Commission has revealed that it's considering a ban on the use of facial recognition in public areas for up to 5 years. While the use of facial recognition is on the rise, the European regulators want time to draft rules to prevent...

How to use Google Pixel 4’s Face Unlock to lock apps

With the launch of the Pixel 4 series, Google has taken the Apple route and dropped the fingerprint scanner from its flagships. The company now favors facial recognition and has added a slew of sensors in its latest flagships for the purpose. However, Pixel 4 users might have to deal with some issues because of...

Asus ZenFone 5Z update adds Lift to Face Unlock, RAW capture, & EIS/OIS auto switch

The Asus ZenFone 5Z is one of the many cheap Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-powered smartphones available on the market today. It's being hailed as a OnePlus 6 competitor, not just in price, but in performance as well. The company is supporting it well enough so far, and an update has come out which offers a huge...

LG V40 may launch a month after the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Since the inception of the smartphone, we have watched dozens of companies try to get their foot in the door and stake their place in the industry. The process has been an ebb and flow. Companies who were considered the best a decade ago are now struggling to make a profit. The reason for this...

Vivo’s 3D sensing tech has 10X more sensor points than Apple iPhone X’s Face ID

Biometric authentication has become increasingly popular since its re-introduction in smartphones in 2013. We have had fingerprint sensors, iris scanners, and 3D facial scanning modules. The Apple iPhone X uses 3D facial scanning in the form of Face ID, while Xiaomi and Oppo have adopted 3D facial scanners in the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition...

Xiaomi launches the Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, and Mi 8 SE in China

At an event in China, Xiaomi has launched the Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, and the mid-range Mi 8 SE. The company has also announced MIUI 10, the next version of MIUI. Finally, the Mi Band 3 has been made official. The highlight of the event was the launch of the Mi 8. This phone...

Future Android version may natively support facial recognition hardware

According to a recent commit on the AOSP Gerrit, native support for facial recognition hardware may be coming in a future version of Android. This comes off of the back of recent commits potentially enabling native support for iris scanning hardware. We've already seen iris scanning implemented by the likes of Samsung originating with the...

Samsung is Reportedly Improving its Facial Recognition Tech with Software

Facial recognition has been a feature of Android since Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, and it's always worked as advertised: You unlock your smartphone by staring into the front-facing camera. But it's always been more of a gimmick feature than anything else -- especially since it can be fooled with a picture or video of...