IPhone 8 could come packing laser-assisted facial recognition

Allan Goodman
January 21, 2017

Besides improvements in design and performance, one of the most talked about expected features of the iPhone 8 has been the wireless charging.

The latest information about facial recognition is based on a report by Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri, according to a Business Insider report.

This system differs from the iOS 10 update which allows an iPhone to categorize your photos by the people in them automatically.

According to a research note by Cowen and Company, which it supplied to its clients, the iPhone-maker is working to accommodate gesture or facial recognition using the front camera module on iPhones.

Also, rumours suggest that Apple might embed the earpiece, TouchID, FaceTime camera and the fingerprint sensor into the OLED screen, making way for an edge-to-edge display panel. And the ability to unlock an iPhone using facial recognition would also ensure that Apple puts its massive acquisition of PrimeSense to good use. For what it's worth, in his note to investors, Arcuri refers to this handset as the "iPhone X".

First off, Apple is expected to launch the upcoming smartphone in three variants which include a 5.8 inch edge-to-edge OLED display one.

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It is reputed that although the screen size of the "iPhone X" could be 5.8-inch, the actual workable territory might be much less.

This iPhone 8 design concept from the Handy Abovergleich website plays it straight and delivers a smartphone render that could easily develop a following. Arcuri claims that the new iPhone will be a 5.8-inch model and a "feature-rich launch". Regarding iPhone 8's features and design, there have been a bunch of data leaks which came from Apple's Asia based supply chain. Apple's discrete policies pertaining to the launch of their upcoming devices have been concrete and we would have to wait for more news regarding the iPhone 8 for now. Expect 4.7- and 5.5-inch versions in addition to the behemoth 5.8-incher.

"Instead, Kuo believes Apple will exert pressure on its iPhone component makers to drop prices in an effort to maintain its margins".

Let us know whether you'd like to see facial recognition on the new iPhone in the comments.

Here are some other features and specifications of the iPhone 8: a dual LED flash camera with 4k video recording capability, 16-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front camera, retina eye scanner, and 4 GB RAM.

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