The rivals of Apple’s iPhone in Asia are worried about the lag in Android in development of a 3D sensing technology for facial recognition in phones. Aaron Jen, a Nomura-Instinet analyst said that a growing anxiety is expected in the Android camp after the new iPhone gets released on 12th September, 2017.
The smartphone makers in Asia use Google’s Android Operating system for their smartphones. Apple is going to launch their new iPhone on 12th September. There have been months of speculation among analysts, but most now expect Apple to use their 3D sensor tech for a secure facial recognition login system.
The new iPhones of Apple have a borderless OLED display of 5.8 inches without any home button. Due to this, they are having problems putting fingerprint sensor on the OLED display. According to Aaron Jen, the 3D sensing of Android is about one or two years behind Apple’s tech and they don’t have any clue on how good Apple’s tech could be.
The procurement system of Apple is expertly designed to prevent any kind of copycat products. No solution provider for 3D sensing can give iPhone level performance and as Apple owns the tech, they asked for each and every component to be designed in a customer-oriented manner and that too individually to keep the tech safe.
It is possible that due to snags in production of iPhone 8’s new components, it is possible that the phone would be in short supply for many months after the phone’s official launch date. Even then, according to Jen, the Android smartphone makers will be greatly challenged.
Google is also expected to launch their next generation Pixel 2 phones in the coming month. We hope that good things are coming our way in the coming years in the smartphone market.