Smartphone technology is evolving at a rapid pace. New innovations are being introduced at different levels. This year saw a hyped trend with the edge-to-edge display on smartphones beginning with the Samsung Galaxy S8 duo and taking it a notch higher with the iPhone X. A smartphone technology that will possibly advance next year is facial recognition.
Meizu’s Head of Global Marketing, Ard Boudeling, in a tweet said, “We’re working together with @MediaTek to create the best facial recognition technology on smartphones. We hope to show you in 2018.” Other than this bit of information, there isn’t anything much to say about Meizu and MediaTek’s new partnership. However the claim of creating the best facial recognition technology does stand out. Samsung already has iris scanning technology on its smartphones, however the technology hasn’t seen much fruit.
— Ard Boudeling (@ArdCB) October 30, 2017
Apple introduced Face ID this year while ditching Touch ID fingerprint recognition on the iPhone X. Apple’s Face ID which is the biometric authentication mode for the iPhone X created quite a buzz for facial recognition technology itself. The trend appears to have caught up already with Samsung Galaxy S9 rumored to launch with facial recognition using a “3D sensor front camera”. The Galaxy S9 which will possibly launch in March 2018, is also expected to be powered by the unreleased Snapdragon 845 SoC. ALSO READ: Apple states accuracy of Face ID in iPhone X hasn’t changed, terms Bloomberg report false
MediaTek and Meizu’s partnership doesn’t come as a surprise. Most of Meizu’s smartphones are powered by MediaTek chipsets including the flagship Meizu Pro 7 which runs the latest Helio X30 SoC under its hood. The proposed facial recognition technology with a timeframe of 2018 for unveiling will possibly be during CES 2018 or MWC 2018. This announcement does bring in excitement, especially for how its competitor Qualcomm will bring in response. ALSO READ: True 4G experience is through smartphones: MediaTek