Apple packed a lot of tech into the TrueDepth technology that will power its new FaceID system for the iPhone X. It’s so advanced, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple has a two and a half year head start over Android competitors.
Kuo previously stated he believed Android makers would catch up in a year or two, but he extended the timeframe after he watched Apple’s official technical demonstrations. Apple will have a clear-cut lead in facial recognition technology throughout 2018 and 2019, Kuo believes.
Kuo went on to say he has “full confidence” in the iPhone X’s prospects in the high-end smartphone market even though its may be hard to come by early in its release. KGI Securities also revised its estimates for iPhone X shipments up to 35 million as previously pegging between 30 to 40 million shipments.
Production of the iPhone X has gone through some turbulent times, with most of the issues arising from the FaceID TrueDepth Camera components. Even so, things are looking up for the new Apple smartphone flagship.
With Apple ushering the era of incorporating 3D facial recognition technology, its competitors will jump on the technology as early as next year. Just don’t expect an experience similar to what you’ll see from FaceID.