Samsung could include palm ID system in future Galaxy phones
A recent Samsung patent describes how the palm scanner could help users remember forgotten passwords. The image of the user's palm features embedded incomplete characters that would appear random to other people, but could juggle the phone owner's memory into remembering the correct string.
Apple advertised the Face ID security feature in the latest iPhone X models as a reliable technology, but it was soon proved it is not bug-free and certainly needs improvements. Perhaps Samsung could provide better security with the upcoming palm ID scanner that would be featured in future Galaxy smartphones. A recent patent filed by the South Korean company describes the palm ID as an authentication system that helps users remember their passwords, so this might have different applications compared to Apple’s Face ID.
The Samsung patent further details the palm ID as a system that would embed passwords in the image of a user’s palm. In case the password gets forgotten, pointing the camera towards the hand would bring up an image with incomplete characters that could help juggle the user’s memory and remember the original password. The main point here is that the incomplete characters will seem random to someone other than the phone owner.
The applications for this type of identification could go well beyond password retrieval, and Samsung could turn it into a full-fledged authentication system that rivals Apple’s Face ID. For improved security, the smartphones of the future could integrate several authentication systems, including fingerprint scanners, face scanners, eye scanners and palm scanners.
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1983 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.