There have been several Samsung Galaxy S10-related rumors that we’ve been hearing, namely how the company is expected to launch more than one Galaxy S10 variant. We’ve heard that there could be anywhere between 3-4 models, and a recent report from XDA has revealed some additional details.
According to XDA, it seems that there could be a fourth model known as the “BeyondX”. We’re not sure if that will be the final name or a codename, but it does sound like something Samsung might use to try and throw shade at Apple’s iPhone X lineup. According to the specs, the phone could feature a 6.7-inch curved display, a quad-camera setup, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a Time of Flight sensor that could be used to facilitate more advanced facial recognition.
Samsung already deploys some variant of facial recognition in its phones, although the company does warn users that the feature might not be as secure, which was proven true as a 3D printed head managed to successfully trick it into unlocking. However by using ToF sensors and camera technology, the system could be better a 3D mapping and might be able to do a better job at discerning the difference between a photo and an actual human.
Of course whether or not it will be as effective as Apple’s Face ID (or potentially even better) remains to be seen, so we’ll just have to wait for the phone’s launch to find out. In the meantime since it cannot be confirmed yet, it’s probably best to take these reports with a grain of salt for now.