Facial recognition technology is expected to come in a wide range of handsets in 2018. The Apple and Samsung will prompt other manufacturers to include this technology in their devices. As per the report, the expected smartphone comes with the Face ID technology in 2020 will be one million.
As we all know that Apple announced Touch ID in 2013, that set a trend in consumer mobility. Now the smartphone OEMs around the world followed the same technology by Apple and also integrated fingerprint sensors technology into their own devices. Apple set the trend of the finger based security and now it has become a standard issue on even budget-priced smartphones. As a result, There is an estimate of 1 billion smartphones with the Face ID technology to be launched by 2020.
According to the Counterpoint Research, The development of the facial recognition technology will become the de-facto standard for unlocking Smartphones and trending of fingerprint sensor will gradually lead to an elimination.
According to the Senior Analyst at Counterpoint Research, Pavel Naiya said, “The diffusion of facial recognition technology into lower tier price bands will be faster than any other flagship feature due to 2D facial recognition being native on the Android platform,”
However, according to our estimates, close to 60% of all smartphones with facial recognition, will use 3D technology in 2020. Data collected from multiple 3D sensors will assist emerging technologies like Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence to widen their use cases.” Also added.
When we discuss biometrics in terms of security and convenience, the company found that the convenience is generally the more important than security to most of the consumers.
“There are certainly situations where looking directly at a smartphone will be inconvenient, such as when walking briskly along a crowded street”, commented Peter Richardson, Research Director at Counterpoint Research.
“In such cases, a fingerprint sensor may well be more convenient and quicker as it does not require the user to look directly at the device and could even be unlocked as it is being removed from the user’s pocket or bag.
“Although the Face ID may not be the most convenient way to unlock a phone under all situations, it is well-suited for applications that require higher security, such as mobile payments, and where speed is not necessarily of the essence. In such cases, consumers may be happy to wait longer, say 2-3 seconds, in return for a much higher level of security, such as when purchasing an expensive item using their phone,” added Richardson.
Even though the smartphone companies have been working on contactless authentication, that predominantly to accommodate big screens, Counterpoint Research said that the fingerprint sensor is far from dead. Counterpoint’s Component Tracker estimated that more than a billion smartphones sporting fingerprint sensors will be shipped in 2018.
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