Samsung S3’s Latest Smartphone Features Iris and Facial Recognition

June 28, 2012 - 

The recent release of Samsung’s Galaxy S3 smartphone, including iris and voice recognition technology has generated a large amount of interest.

The move comes as a bold step to place the mobile phone company above its closest rival, Apple.

The iris recognition capability embedded into the Samsung S3 will enable the smartphone to recognize when a user’s eyes are looking directly at the device, eradicating the need to manually touch the screen to restore lighting effects.

ComputerWorld reported in May about the voice recognition features. They wrote, “An “s voice” natural language user interface will allow voice control of the phone. The demonstration showed how a user can use a voice command to play a song, for example. Officials said s voice goes beyond earlier voice recognition technology from Samsung, but didn’t elaborate.”

One of the key advertising slogans adapted by the company is that their phones are “designed for humans”. Samsung is making its gadgets more intuitive in reacting to human input that has never been seen before.

The S3 is packed with the usual hardware such as a 4.8 inch screen which relays crystal clear images, an 8 mega pixel camera with HD capabilities and video capability with the help of Google’s mobile operating system, Android 4.0. The company hopes that both iris and voice recognition software in the phone will make it easier to handle and will reduce the need to fidget around with the device unnecessarily.

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