Galaxy S10 to sport a Face ID camera competitor, and in-display finger reader

It’s not the first time we are hearing that Samsung is working on a TrueDepth camera competitor to rival Apple’s Face ID and Animoji features, but now we have a device where it will eventually be planted – none other than the Galaxy S10. This one is shaping up to be a crazy handset, with a 7nm chipset, 5G connectivity, in-display finger scanner, and whatever else Samsung throws at it that will stick.

Well, it seems that Samsung is throwing a structured light transmitter and receiver, a front-facing camera, and a time of flight/proximity sensor. These are …

Alcatel's 5 new budget phones: 18:9 screens, special camera features, face unlock, Android Go

Alcatel has always been committed to offering devices that give users more for their money. TCL Communication — Alcatel’s parent company — will usually have an “affordable flagship” in their lineup, followed by a few midrangers and an entry-level device that are easy on the pocket but try to offer more than what you would expect.

So, MWC 2018 is here, and Alcatel is ready with its new portfolio. Aside from the flagship Alcatel 5, it includes an entry-level phone and three distinct midrangers. Let’s take a closer look at them!

Alcatel 5
The super-affordable flagship, …

Would you even look at Face ID or iris-scanning if you still have the fingerprint option?

Apple has been on a roll for removing stuff lately. In 2016, it removed the headphone jack and, in 2017, it removed the home button and Touch ID fingerprint reader. Of course, the security measure was instantly replaced by the brand-new Face ID, which… still draws mixed opinions.

Competing manufacturers, like Samsung, also have iris scanning and face scanning on board but also continue to offer a fingerprint pad somewhere on the device. We have to wonder — would users even look at an iris scanner (does it destroy the joke if we say the pun is intended?) when they have the good old …

Face unlock: who does it best? iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8, OnePlus 5T

Unlocking your phone with your face has been a thing for quite some time. It has been a part of Android since 2011, when Face Unlock was introduced on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. (Remember that guy?) Alas, the feature was neither secure, nor very reliable, which is probably why it never reached the mainstream popularity that fingerprint scanners achieved over the years that followed.

Yet face unlocking is now gaining traction – not only because the technology has evolved, but also because fingerprint scanners in general are getting less convenient. Growing screens and shrinking bezels …

Honor View 10 update adds Face Unlock and other nifty features

Unveiled last month, Honor View 10 made its debut on the market a few weeks ago. Even though the smartphone ships with Android 8.0 Oreo and Huawei’s latest EMUI 8.0, there are a couple of features missing from the Honor View 10 to make it even more appealing to customers.

The most important is Face Unlock, the one feature that many handset makers have decided to add to their smartphones, some even after the launch of their products. Thanks to the latest update, Honor View 10 adds to the list of smartphones that support Face Unlock function.

But that’s not all, as Honor has decided …

Huawei P20 (Huawei P11?) rumor review: triple cameras, Face ID, bezels begone

MWC 2018 is drawing near and we are soon about to drown in an avalanche of brand-new smartphone models. But let’s not complain — we are, in fact, excited about all the cool new tech we are about to finally see, after months and months of leaks and rumors!

Among the slew of new smartphones, we are expecting the Huawei P20 (a.k.a. Huawei P11, the successor of Huawei P10) and while the handset might not be available in the USA from the get-go, it will certainly pack some interesting hardware, according to rumors. Some of it might even go on to be on Honor’s flagships since …

'The Walking Dead' will return for Season 9 with a familiar face as the new showrunner


Scott M. Gimple is out (sort of), Angela Kang is in.

The Walking Dead will return for a ninth season with Kang, a writer on the show since Season 2, occupying the showrunner’s seat. She’s the series first female showrunner, following Gimple, Glen Mazzara, and Frank Darabont.

Gimple, who has been the showrunner since Season 4, brought stability to the AMC series after tumultuous early years when lawsuits and creative differences between key decision-makers loomed over all. He’ll now move into the role of Chief Content Officer for AMC’s Walking Dead brand, which includes both the main series and the Fear the Walking Dead spinoff. Read more…

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OnePlus confirms Face Unlock is coming soon to the OnePlus 3 and 3T

Great news for OnePlus users, as the Chinese handset maker has just confirmed two other of its smartphones will receive the Face Unlock feature via a software update. Although the OnePlus 5T was the first smartphone launched by the company to include this security feature, the OnePlus 5 got it as well.

Three weeks ago OnePlus announced that by popular demand, Face Unlock will be added to the OnePlus 5, and one week later delivered on that promise via an Open Beta update.

During an interview with CNET, OnePlus’ co-founder Carl Pei confirmed the OnePlus 3 …

Samsung and LG to face competition for iPhone OLED panel supply, Sharp and Japan Display entering the race

Samsung’s display division may have been the sole OLED panel supplier for Apple in 2017, yet there are strong indications that things are about to change this year. Recently, it became clear that LG Display could be taking a piece of the iPhone pie in 2018, but if a new report is anything to go by, other manufacturers also harbor ambitions of providing panels for future Apple smartphones. 

According to information from DigiTimes, Japan Display (JDI) and Sharp will try to compete with Samsung and LG for Cupertino’s business. Foxconn-owned …

The inexpensive Honor 7X will be getting Face Unlock functionality in Q1 2018

Honor announced yesterday the global availability of its View 10 and 7X smartphones, but it also introduced the limited edition Honor 7X Red, which will be available in limited quantities (20,000 units) in select markets.

The Honor 7X that made its debut in the United States last month is great value for money. At just $200, it offers more than decent specs, but if that’s still not enough to make you buy one, maybe Honor’s next announcement will.

The company has just announced that the entire lineup of Honor 7X devices will receive a new facial recognition …