Security is shaping up to be something that manufacturers are starting to take a closer look at this year. We have Apple implementing FaceID with so far no major setbacks, and now it seems like Samsung is looking for ways to give you password hints more securely, as noted by a recent patent publication. The company would use the rear camera to take a picture and scan the unique lines on your palm, and then give you clues to your forgotten password using incomplete characters.
As been talked about with Apple’s FaceID on the iPhone X, Samsung would have to implement depth sensors so that the system doesn’t get fooled by a picture and in extreme cases, even a hand mold.
In addition to the new palm-scanning technology, Samsung has various other security measures in place, such as Iris scanning, fingerprint sensors, facial recognition, pattern and PIN codes. This system would be an attempt to add additional security measures for those who don’t like the various other methods.
As usual, there is no guarantee that we’ll see this technology implemented in the upcoming Galaxy S9, or any other flagship smartphone from the company, as it is just a patent filing. However, it is a simple enough system to implement and understand, so it might just make its way to new flagship smartphones produced by the company.
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