The Galaxy S9 Changes Finger­print Sen­sor Lo­ca­tion and Beefs Up Se­cu­rity

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One of the big­gest com­plaints about the S8 was the place­ment of the finger­print sen­sor next to the cam­era.

Be­cause of this, Sam­sung has com­pletely re­designed the back by plac­ing the finger­print sen­sor un­der­neath the cam­era.

The Galaxy S9 can be un­locked not just by finger­print but by a pin, iris, face, pat­tern or pass­word.

Sam­sung says its Galaxy S9 and S9+ is pro­tected through its de­fence-grade Knox se­cu­rity plat­form and bio­met­ric tech­nolo­gies, syn­ony­mous with its flag­ship de­vices.

Sam­sung has com­bined its fa­cial-recog­ni­tion and in­tel­li­gent tech­nolo­gies cre­at­ing a bio­met­ric se­cu­rity solution giv­ing fast and se­cure ac­cess to its de­vices.

In­tel­li­gent Scan is a deep learn­ing-based ver­i­fi­ca­tion solution us­ing the col­lec­tive strength of the S9’s iris scan­ning and fa­cial recog­ni­tion al­low­ing users to un­lock their de­vices via a sim­ple glance.

It works by analysing vis­i­ble fea­tures the user’s face, as well as the light­ing con­di­tions of the sur­round­ings, and de­ter­min­ing the op­ti­mal au­then­ti­ca­tion method to open the phone.

This tech­nol­ogy uses an im­mense amount of data to recog­nise a user’s face from var­i­ous an­gles and its iriss­can­ning

tech­nol­ogy can iden­tify iris pat­terns from a dis­tance.

This means if users are wear­ing cloth­ing or ac­ces­sories ob­struct­ing some of their face, they will not need to re­move it to un­lock their phone.

If the fa­cial recog­ni­tion needs help iden­ti­fy­ing the user, the iris scan kicks in to help un­lock the phone and vice versa.

Sam­sung is plan­ning to in­te­grate in­tel­li­gent scan into a num­ber of ap­pli­ca­tions, begin­ning with Sam­sung Pass.

The S9 has a se­cure folder op­tion where users to reg­is­ter a ded­i­cated finger­print to ac­cess the folder.

This en­crypted folder of­fers a safe, con­ve­niently ac­ces­si­ble home for pri­vate apps and files that users can se­curely lock with their Ded­i­cated Finger­print, or with a PIN, pat­tern, pass­code or iris scan.

When users un­lock their phone us­ing this fin­ger, rather than bring­ing them to the home screen, the de­vice will au­to­mat­i­cally dis­play the se­cure folder con­tents. Users can also se­lect how they would like the folder to be dis­played – ei­ther as a tra­di­tional folder, or as a launcher.

The lat­ter will launch a se­cure home screen that’s pop­u­lated only by their des­ig­nated pri­vate apps, as well as a se­cure folder wid­get that al­lows them to eas­ily add more.

IRIS

FINGER­PRINT

FACE

PAT­TERN

PASS­WORD

PIN

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