Sony to preview 3D face recognition this week?

Sony to preview 3D face recognition this week?
For face recognition to be good enough to confirm someone's identity, it has to use 3D representation. The 2D images that are part of the native Face Unlock feature on Android is not enough to make you feel comfortable about using it to verify identity for financial transactions. But this week, at MWC Shanghai, Sony will display a 3D face recognition system that can be used for biometric readings.

While such 3D scanning will be be used in Augmented Reality, it can also be used for security purposes. That is what Sony has in mind. The company is partnering with Swiss facial recognition firm KeyLemon, which provides security using 3D facial recognition  Unlike 2D scanning, 3D systems cannot be tricked by using a picture. 

Speaking of 3D face recognition, back in February superstar Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI securities revealed that the 10th anniversary iPhone will have a revolutionary front-facing camera. What makes it revolutionary is that it will use 3D scanning for facial recognition and identity verification. If all goes well, Kuo said that this could replace Touch ID on the Apple iPhone 8.

For those of you who have shied away from Xperia models in the states because of the lack of a fingerprint reader on these units (in North America, Sony cannot legally have a working fingerprint scanner on their phones), 3D face recognition could be available for the next round of Xperia handsets. First though, we will have to see how well this technology works in real life. Hopefully, we will have some information about this feature soon. MWC Shanghai begins Wednesday, June 28th, and ends on July 1st.

source: SlashGear



1. Madmax

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 19, 2016

Two be's

2. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Who cares about sony? Its not like this would be found on any of their devices anyway. They heard apple is including one now everybody on android will rush and scramble to include 3d facial recognition also. Its so typical of android.

3. MEeee

Posts: 412; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Typical fk up sheeple.

4. Djz89

Posts: 441; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Oh please, your comment make me kringe, like most ridiculous fanboys comment do.

5. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

So if it is going to be shown this week, it has been developed for a while. Sony does not care about Apple like other asian OEMs do.

6. Chaise unregistered

Arrogance is nothing to be proud of, especially considering they're not ahead of these Asian OEMs you speak of. Even Apple cares about competitors like Samsung. That's why the two (Samsung and Apple) are so successful. They feed off of each other's success.

7. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I do.

9. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Actually this was done with Windows Hello... its basically the same tech... Either way, I do care... Windows Hello (face recog) is the fastest and more convenient way to access my Surface...

10. cheetah2k

Posts: 2213; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Sony have held long standing patents into 3D facial recognition. Apple have more than likely stolen it and made it their own hype train... Apple is no better than a good ole bank robber..

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Way to go, Sony. Show 'em how it's done!

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