Face recognition technology, more advantages than traditional fingerprint recognition?

With the emergence of full-screen mobile phones, many mobile phone manufacturers have begun to demand the largest proportion of screens, and are forced to bring universal pre-fingerprint sensors to the back of the device. As a short finger, I believe it is very difficult to touch the back fingerprint reader. With the emergence of face recognition technology, the user’s dependence on fingerprint recognition is greatly eased. Why does face recognition technology become the second biometric technology after fingerprint recognition? Is the face really safer than fingerprints?

Face recognition technology become the second biometric technology after fingerprint recognition

Everyone has a unique face

Samsung Galaxy S8 face unlock

Regardless of whether they are twins or brothers and sisters, each person has different facial features. Face sensors are collected through front sensors (cameras, infrared sensors) to complete the facial recognition process. Compared to post-fingerprint recognition, users no longer need to use their fingers to find a fingerprint sensor, and do not need blind operation, which is very friendly to the user experience.

Make your phone more beautiful

I believe many people have seen that for the sake of full-screen compromises, many mobile phone manufacturers have begun to place fingerprint recognition on the back of the camera. This also means that the phone’s perfect back shell will leave huge “scars” for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Said that especially Xiaobian I can’t stand it. Using facial recognition technology, this also means that mobile phones can basically get rid of traditional fingerprint recognition technology and unlock them through lovely faces. Even some of the more powerful, only use facial recognition as the only safety net, you can also maintain the integrity of the fuselage, why do you say it?

Do not say you do not know, can reduce costs

The lack of a fingerprint sensor also means that the mobile phone can recognize the face through the front camera. This also means that the mobile phone manufacturer can reduce the cost, do not need to purchase additional fingerprint sensors, and do not need to open a hole in the back cover of the mobile phone. The production process also reduces the cost considerably!

Although facial recognition technology is becoming more and more mature, many mobile phones have begun to carry relevant technologies, and even mobile phone manufacturers claim that pictures are not fooling the face recognition program, but these are still very superficial laboratory data. For everyday use, the work of the front camera is easily affected by the environment, it is easy to cause judgment errors, so that the “hacker” to take pictures can be safely unlocked, for the security of the phone is still very dangerous. This is why many mobile phone manufacturers still keep fingerprint identification.

As for the Apple iPhone X, why can we completely give up fingerprinting? Compared to traditional camera face recognition, iPhone X uses infrared dot matrix recognition technology to collect infrared lattice data of the user’s face through an infrared camera instead of taking photos. Therefore, when taking out photos, the infrared camera is easy to distinguish because of the smooth surface of the photos, and it is safer to use. This is why Apple allows Apple Pay to use facial recognition. Android phones are not stable because of face recognition technology, which requires fingerprint recognition as the second security unlocking solution.

With face recognition becoming more and more popular, using face-up cameras to calculate facial recognition is one of the lowest cost and effective methods. Compared to iPhone X’s Face ID, security is not as good as it would be in the future. Is there a “transformed” Face ID on Android phones? It is still not known. With the emergence of the world’s first mass production screen fingerprinting technology in CES 2018, it seems that the game of fingerprints and faces has not yet come to an end.