Facial recognition systems for mobile devices aren’t new, although given that the examples we’ve seen in recent times where such systems can be tricked using photographs, it’s safe to say that many weren’t particularly enthusiastic about the technology. However Apple came along with the iPhone X which reignited interest in the tech again.

In fact it seems that Apple’s work with Face ID and the TrueDepth camera on the iPhone X might have given the company a pretty solid lead over the competition, or at least that’s what KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is suggesting where he claims that it will probably take Android competitors up to 2.5 years to play catchup.

This isn’t the first time that Kuo has suggested that Apple is way ahead of the competition with Face ID, but it seems that following the unveiling of the iPhone X, Kuo is more confident than ever over Apple’s lead. Many have made fun of the new iPhones, claiming that Apple is finally “catching up” in terms of hardware and software features that Android had many years ago.

However whether or not Face ID will work as planned remains to be seen as the iPhone X is only going to be released this November.

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