Apple’s iPhone X forever changed the way users unlocked their phones by implementing Face ID, a super advanced method of recognizing your face that uses various hardware sensors inside the phone’s notch. It got rid of the fingerprint sensor that’s been in use since 2013 and switched entirely to facial recognition which, quite honestly, was a big move on Apple’s behalf.

In order to compete, Android smartphone manufacturers have been implementing less-powerful versions of Face ID that use a selfie camera and some special software. Sure, they work, but they can be tricked easily and aren’t as reliable as Apple’s version. However, even though the necessary technology may be available for OEMs to use to make a true Face ID competitor, it doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing them anytime soon.

According to a new report from Digitimes, Android manufacturers will be focusing more on advancing the fingerprint reader even further rather building their own version of Face ID. That’s because the cost of the TrueDepth camera system per iPhone X cost a maximum of $60. That’s an absolutely humongous chunk of change for a phone part, especially since most manufacturers aren’t as big and powerful as Apple.

Because of this, many OEMs can’t afford to put the technology in their phones. Instead, they’ll be focusing more on including in-display fingerprint readers such as the one from Qualcomm. This is the next step forward for the fingerprint reader so it makes seems to see manufacturers gravitate toward it.

Regardless, at least until the price of the parts goes down, don’t expect to see many major players in the same world Apple has created with Face ID. Right now, it doesn’t seem like anyone will come close unless they choose to pay $60 a phone to include it.

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Posted by Max Buondonno

Founder and executive editor at Matridox (formally MBEDDED). I've also founded and am the sitting CEO at MBEDDED Media, a new kind of media company. Lover of anything and everything involving technology. I know CSS and basic HTML to an extent. Writer, blogger, critic, coder, and self-certified genius. Oh, and I'm told I'm a legend, if that means anything to you.

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