Samsung Galaxy S9 may come with single rear camera, improved iris scanner

first_imgSamsung has already started working on its upcoming flagship phones, aka Galaxy S9 and S9+. These are the direct successors of this year’s flagships – Galaxy S8 and S8+. The South Korean smartphone manufacturer is expected to announce the Galaxy S9, S9+ phones earlier next year, however, there is no official statement by the company on the same as of yet. Some previously leaked report claimed that Samsung may announce the phones at CES 2018 — which is in January, but now a recently leaked report denies the earlier report and claims that it may not be the case, and Samsung may unveil the phones sometime around March next year. Ahead of the official launch, both the phones have been subjected to several leaks and rumours given a rough sketch of the specification and design details. Now a new image of the alleged Galaxy S9 leaks online which show off a single camera set up on the rear side -like its predecessor — Galaxy S8.The newly leaked image of the Galaxy S9 suggests that the smartphone may come with a single camera setup on the back side. Well, to recall, the same was claimed by a previously leaked report as well. That’s about the S9’s camera. On the other hand, Galaxy S9+ may sport a dual camera setup at the rear panel, unlike the S8+ and much like the Galaxy Note 8. Android Headlines was the first one to report about the leaked image.Apart from the camera details, another important information that can be obtained from the leaked image is that the S9 lineup will come with a fingerprint scanner that will be located under the camera at the back, unlike S8. The fingerprint sensor on both the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were located not below the camera, but beside it.advertisementAlso Read: Samsung will not unveil Galaxy S9, S9+ at CES 2018: ReportAnother recently leaked report suggests that the upcoming flagship smartphones by Samsung will come with improved iris scanning, which will be able to secure sensitive information like bank or credit card details. Face Unlock technology isn’t new to Android phones, but it hasn’t been as secure as a fingerprint sensor. This was first reported by Phandroid.Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 was the first one by the company to include an iris scanning technology, which did work well with Samsung Pay, but not with other banking apps. On the other hand, Apple’s Face ID is secure enough to work with any banking or online payment apps. It seems, with Galaxy S9, Samsung is trying to do the exact same and design a much secure iris scanner as a fingerprint sensor.The report suggests that the iris scanner of the upcoming Galaxy S9 may be bumped up from 2-megapixel to 3-megapixel in order to capture much-clearer pictures. The S9’s iris scanner will be able to recognize irises even through glasses or in very dark situations. Not only that, Samsung is working towards improving the response time as well.last_img read more

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