A new rumour ensures that the Xiaomi Mi7 will be the first phone of the Chinese company that will come equipped with a facial recognition system good enough to displace the fingerprint reader.
The source of the information not only points to the Xiaomi Mi7 but also includes other giants such as Oppo and Huawei, and ensures that all of them will have prepared a facial recognition system similar to Face ID to accompany the launch of their next smartphones top of the range.
Do we really need to make the leap to this technology?
It is undoubtedly a key question. The arrival of Face ID has generated conflicting feelings. For some users, it is an important advance that marks a turning point in the sector and contributes to improving the security of the terminal.
However, these opinions in favour have been found in front of others who criticize this technology outright, alleging very varied questions ranging from privacy to simple discomfort of use.
A normal user does not need a facial recognition system with depth sensors, this is clear. The classic fingerprint reader system coupled with a simple PIN is more than enough to protect a standard smartphone and the introduction of Face ID has been more a “whim” of Apple to make the difference than anything else, at least under my point view.
In any case, we already know that what Apple does in the smartphone market has just set the trend, so it is only a matter of time until the 3D facial recognition systems are standardised.