Samsung may be collaborating on a dual-under-facing camera system for improved facial recognition, according to patent proposals

Samsung may be collaborating on a dual-under-facing camera system for improved facial recognition, a ...

Samsung is currently developing a dual-screen display camera (UDC) technology to enhance the facial recognition capabilities for the face unlocking device, according to a patent filed by the South Korean company. This system may include a way to scan the subject''s face from multiple angles at once, thus, developing a 3D/stereoscopic scan to unlock the phone. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is designed on the folding screen.

Samsung is developing a method, apparatus, and storage medium for authenticating the user as per the patent, which was spotted by the Galaxy Club in March 2021 and published this week. The company is apparently developing dual UDCs, which will scan the user''s faces from different angles to unlock the phone.

According to various embodiments, the electronic device is the memory, display, and multiple cameras arranged in the lower part of the display, and at least one processor operatively connected to the memory is included, according to the Samsung patent. The apparatus also receives several images about the user that can be set up to perform the authentication using the final image.

Multiple scans from different cameras might provide a better picture. Since cameras are scanning the face from different angles, the visual representation of the user might be enhanced with greater depth, which, in theory, would be less likely to fool than a more 2D image. Both of these capabilities may combine and make the facial recognition more secure.

It is to be noted that currently only the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 comes with a UDC camera. We wrote in our article that face unlock should not be a choice for clicking selfies. Apple has already pioneered the FaceID technology and relies on face unlock as the only biometric feature to unlock the phone or tablet.

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