CES 2020 scandal: Samsung copied an icon for a feature known to Apple.

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Samsung, during its activity at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020) in Las Vegas, America, did something strange that everyone noticed in the field of technology and that the company “stole” a well-known logo of a famous iPhone feature and used it to display its products.

The logo or icon “Face ID”, which Apple linked to the 3D facial recognition function that it presented in 2017 with the iPhone X, appeared at the press conference of Samsung and left all at a loss, according to specialized technology websites.

Soon everyone criticized Samsung for its copy of Apple, and the criticism even came from some of the company’s biggest fans. But the problem is much more than just copying an image from Apple, according to the BGR site.

Samsung used the “face ID” icon in part of its presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show related to its “Samsung Pass” product, which depends on biometrics to verify the identity of the user and helps him say ” Goodbye to forgotten passwords, “according to the Samsung website.

The slide presented by Samsung implicitly assumes that all of the sensors included in the slide (illustrated in the main image) can be used to verify the identity of users, including the retina, facial identification, heart rate, fingerprints digital, activity sensors and GPS.

Samsung has never explicitly mentioned 3D facial recognition technology or any other vital measurement solutions on this slide.

Therefore, the presence of a symbol very similar to the 3D identifier of the face of Apple is extremely misleading and constitutes flagrant fraud, according to the same website. And Depending on the source, users who know the meaning of this image or symbol may assume that Samsung also has a 3D facial recognition feature on its devices, although this is not true.

Samsung phones use 2D facial recognition technology, which is much less secure than Apple’s facial identity technology. Also, most Samsung smartphones do not have a 2D facial recognition function.

The Samsung Pass website makes no mention of 3D facial recognition technology, but it does mention “facial recognition” as one of the biometrics used in Samsung devices.

The controversial “face ID” icon does not appear on this site. But the interesting thing about the screen image of the mentioned website is that the phone used by Samsung to promote the service does not exist at all.

The phone below has no clear technology that can be used to scan the retina, let alone three-dimensional facial recognition.


What do you think of what Samsung has done? Is it considered misleading to users as seen by BGR?

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