IntelligentScan: Samsung Galaxy S9 may use a combination of iris and face scanning

Himanshu, 29 January 2018

Samsung's upcoming flagships - the Galaxy S9 and S9+ - may feature a new, IntelligentScan feature for unlocking the phone. Spotted in the South Korean company's Settings app, the description for the feature says it utilizes "iris scanner and face recognition together for better results even in low or very bright light."

Here's a small video guide for the functionality:

Details are scarce at the moment, so questions like how will the feature work if the user isn't looking directly at the iris scanner remain unanswered (although, logically, facial scanning should take precedence in that case).

It's still nearly a month before the Galaxy S9/S9+ get officially unveiled, so we're hoping to hear more on IntelligentScan in the coming weeks.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 01 Feb 2018
  • uCk

I think you never put your phone on table, it's annoying to press the fingerprint scanner on it back. The side mounted fingerprint scanner is better to reach with biometric data protections.

  • Anonymous
  • 30 Jan 2018
  • n5p

Another gimmick that 99.9% of customers will never use. Phone manufacturers have reached the end of the present technology so the only way they can convince you to buy their latest offering (which is just a rehashed version of the last years one) is ...

  • Anonymous
  • 30 Jan 2018
  • tZj

I think a fingerprint scanner is more than enough. The face ID or iris scanner is detect only one person's face or eye diometric data, but the fingerprint scanner can save up to 5 fingerprint biometric data meaning when you get wrong posture of face ...

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