Samsung has teamed up with 3D Camera startup Mantis Vision to provide 3D Sensing Camera technology for the Galaxy S10 according to Korean news ourlet The Investor. Samsung has toyed with facial recognition in recent year, but the technology isn’t advanced enough for it to serve as a full (or reliably secure) replacement for the fingerprint scanner.
But Mantis Vision may give Samsung the ability to go all in on 3D sensing cameras, as the company’s 3D mapping technology was used in Google’s Project Tango AR platform. If it’s good enought for Google, it should be good enough for the next Samsung phone. The report further adds that the Galaxy S10 will also have an in-display fingerprint scanner. Samsung was expected to use the under display fingerprint sensor for the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 but has dropped the idea as the technology does not meet the company’s standard.
Anyways, the Galaxy S10 will be very special phone from the Samsung as it’s the 10th anniversary of the S series and I’m sure Samsung will go all in to make it more memorable in the years to come.
Galaxy S9 Plus is More Expensive to Make Than the Galaxy Note 8
As per the Analysis, the Galaxy S9 Plus costs more to make than the Note 8, even though Note 8 retailed at a higher price than the S9+ at the time of the launch. The S9+ takes $379 to make while Note 9 costs $369. One of the most expensive phones in the market right noew, iPhone X, retails for $999 and the base model cost $389.5 to make, while iPhone 8 Plus is the least expensive to make at $324.5.
The S9+ is still cheaper to make because Samsung has some control over the costs as a lot of components that go into its phones are made by Samsung itself. Since, Apple has to source most of these components from other Suppliers, including the OLED panel from Samsung, Apple has to pay more upfront. Do keep in mind that the actual cost of the device to the companies is more than the sum of the price of the components as the final device cost involves other substantial costs such as R&D, marketing expenses, software development costs, distribution costs, etc.
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