The expectations are high for the Galaxy S9, but it appears that it will fall short in challenging Apple's premium smartphone. Though Samsung beat Apple to the punch on facial recognition in 2017, delivering it on the Galaxy S8 last April, its implementation was quickly forgotten about following reports that it was easily duped by a hi-res photo.
With the earlier reports of Samsung adding a face scanner to the Galaxy S9 there was some speculation it might be implementing a full 3D scanner, but this new report shows this is not the case.
The Galaxy S9 earned impressive scores, earning 2680 on the single-core Geekbench 4 test and 7780 on the multi-core test. This follows in line with Samsung's strategy to improve their phones through software updates rather than upgrading the hardware.
The most significant feature of the rumored Samsung Galaxy X is, of course, its form factor.
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Another notable aspect of the Galaxy X is that it is expected to come with three types of biometric sensors capable of recognising the eyes' Iris pattern, fingerprint and also palm print, as well. With only a few months to go before the launch of its flagship smartphone lineup, Samsung has a limited time to reveal the flip phone, market it to South Korean consumers, and leave enough room for what will undoubtedly be the more expensive options come February.
Back then, the feature was denounced as being unreliable and prone to vulnerabilities, but Samsung has managed to revive it with its latest flagships by introducing a superior selfie camera and making the authentication process notably faster.