Facial recognition would become more popular than fingerprint sensors, setting a new trend in 2019. But that would only happen if the facial recognition systems would work fast, reliable, and would be more secure. Now, Sony is working on a new Face ID system and plans to launch it in 2019.
Since iPhone X rolled out on the market, Apple has made its FaceID accessible for the masses as a much more straightforward and fast alternative to the fingerprint sensor. Now, Apple is using its facial recognition system in the latest devices, including the new iPad Pro, as a substitute for the fingerprint reader.
Also, some Android smartphones manufacturers launched devices with face recognition systems to allow users to unlock their devices much more comfortable and faster than with the fingerprint sensor. However, currently, many producers rely on either complex face ID systems or on 2D face recognition as an alternative to fingerprint readers which are still installed.
Sony To Launch A New Face ID System in 2019
The Face ID alternatives on Android smartphones, as well as Apple’s original FaceID system, are not convincing users. Accordingly, there is the need for a better, improved, and more reliable Face ID system. And, reportedly, Sony is working on a new, more complex facial recognition system, and the company plans to launch it in 2019.
While Android and Apple’s facial ID systems rely mostly on “structured light” systems, which is not as accurate and reliable as the manufacturers would want us to believe, Sony’s new Face ID system would work with pulsating lasers. Sony’s facial recognition would use light emitters to recreate a 3D map of the subject’s face. It would, therefore, be much faster and more precise than the current FaceID-like alternatives.
According to recent reports, the new Sony face ID system would come out in the second half of 2019, but we have no information about which devices would boast this improved facial recognition system. It could also be adopted by Apple for its upcoming FaceID 2.0.