LG G6 could get 3D face-scanning capabilities soon

An interesting new report from South Korea suggests that LG is planning to introduce 3D face-scanning with its latest flagship - the G6. The Investor reveals that the Korean manufacturer has secured a partnership with Oez - a local company which develops facial recognition software.

According to the report, the feature could make its premiere as early as June alongside LG's new mobile payments platform - LG Pay. Apparently, the tech giant chose to work with Oez because its software (OezFR) is considered to be easily compatible with other high-end LG handsets such as the G5 and the V20. Also, OezFR comes with security measures designed to prevent the bypassing of the facial recognition authentication method by using pictures and is quite small in size (3.5-5 MB).

Speaking to local media outlet News Prime, an industry source declared that LG might decide to employ the 3D face-scanning tech in an unconventional way:

While all of this sounds great, we can't help but wonder if 3D face scanning is actually ready to bear such great responsibilities. Samsung already demonstrated that it is a quick and easy way to access a device when it unveiled the Galaxy S8 and S8+, but security concerns emerged almost instantaneously following the "Unpacked" event. 

Still, technological advancements in the field could quickly make facial scanning a safer alternative to fingerprint readers. The fact that global smartphone leaders such as Samsung, Apple, and LG are all betting on this new biometric authentication method is a clear indication that the contactless authentication system has a lot of potential.

source: The Investor



1. afrohoxha

Posts: 258; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

No one claimed that face recognition is secure, not even Samsung. 3D scanning could potentially make it a lot more secure than 2D scanning on the S8, but I'm skeptical about execution and performance.

2. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

That'll be nice. Btw, samsungs is not 3d recognition but just the basic facial recognition, thats why it was bypassed by a simple picture. Lol.

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Yup, Samsung face recognition is just a glorified Smart Lock.

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Samsung's face recognition is just like every other face recognition unlock method found in other OEMs' handsets. Face Unlock was never meant to be secure, but to offer a fast and hassle-free unlock to those who want it. If anyone wants a secure unlock method, then a password or PIN should be used.

5. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

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