Samsung Galaxy S30 might include iPhone-rivaling facial recognition Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

While the Samsung Galaxy S20 line has the iPhone 11 range matched or beaten in a lot of ways, one thing it can’t match is Apple’s Face ID system for facial recognition. Indeed, Apple’s facial recognition is more secure than just about any Android version, but Samsung could be looking to change that with the Samsung Galaxy S30.

That theory is based on a patent that Samsung has filed for a time-of-flight (ToF) sensor dubbed ‘ISOCELL Vizion’, spotted by LetsGoDigital. ToF sensors can be used to measure the distance to or depth of objects, which makes them useful for creating bokeh effects and 3D models of scenes, as well as for augmented reality and facial recognition.