Face recognition using IR with Qualcomm's next generation Snapdragon SoCs

science SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY
Published: 17-08-2017

Qualcomm promises that the next generation of Snapdragons will be overhauled to do more, or at least the same things but faster and more accurately. Its new chipset can use infrared light, for instance, to measure depth and render high-resolution depth maps for facial recognition, 3D reconstruction of objects and mapping. 

The IR light will come attached to the camera module on a phone. Clearer HDR photos, video image stabilization and a phone's ability to track movement in a VR headset, are areas that will also get a boost from Qualcomm's new depth-sensing technology.

If these speculations turn out to be true, Qualcomm is reassuring Android users that all these biometric security features will be readily available on an array of upcoming Android phones too


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