Samsung Galaxy S9 to have new mobile security feature called Intelligence Scan

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Samsung is all set to release a new series of Galaxy S9 smartphones tomorrow which is said to have a world’s first of its kind mobile security feature called Intelligence Scan (IS). Samsung IS is nothing but combinations of face unlock and iris scan meant to offer utmost security to the phone users.

However, security analysts argue that the face unlock feature is not as secure as it is being promoted to Samsung Galaxy S9 lovers and integrating an insecure element into mobile security might expose users to high- end security risks. They say that Samsung Facial Recognition only creates a 2D Map of the face, whereas Apple’s much-publicized security feature Face ID uses a number of sensors housed inside the notch of the front camera creating a 3D map.

On the other hand, Samsung engineers say that Intelligence Scan can unlock the phone even in challenging light conditions such as darkness and could prove as a secure authenticable feature even for mobile payments.

Technically, what the Galaxy S9 Intelligent Scan does is to unlock using face recognition. And if that fails, it uses IRIS Scanning or also known as Eyeball/retina scanning of a user to unlock the phone. In circumstances under which both fail, Samsung’s new technology fails to unlock the phones.

And mind you, all this is done in a faster way compared to Apple iPhone X FaceID feature.

Samsung Galaxy S9 is said to be priced from $1000 to $1200 and will come with 18:5:9 aspect ratio, giving the device an infinite display. Samsung Galaxy S9 series of smartphones will come powered by Android 8.0 Oreo Operating System and will be available with a 3000 mAH battery power. 

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Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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