Apple iPhone X rumoured to include facial recognition feature: Report

Apple iPhone X is rumoured to feature 5.8-inch OLED display and slimmer bezels

Published Date
19 - Jan - 2017
| Last Updated
13 - Jun - 2017
Apple iPhone X rumoured to include facial recognition feature: Re...

Apple is rumoured to launch three new iPhones later this year. The company is preparing to unveil the next iPhone with a new design language, for the tenth anniversary of the product.

One of the major new features is expected to be the introduction of facial recognition. According to a new report by Businessinsider citing a research note, Apple will include a new facial recognition feature supported by a laser sensor. Apple bought Primesense in 2012 and the new technology could be based on latter's infrared sensor.

"Other features appear to include some form of facial/gesture recognition supported by a new laser sensor and an infrared sensor mounted near the front-facing camera and, as expected, should also finally include wireless charging," Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri wrote.

Apple is expected to announce updates to the existing 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It is also likely to announce a 5.8-inch iPhone with OLED displayWhere to buy 156750 965 and slim bezels. The smartphone is codenamed 'iPhone X' and is rumoured to add an optical fingerprint sensor, embedded under the glass.

The next-generation iPhones are also rumoured to support wireless charging and stainless steel forging process. Arcuri forecasts that the introduction of the IPhone X will trigger a new upgrade cycle among existing iPhone users.