After the Galaxy S8 offered facial recognition as a way to unlock your phone last year, a new report says that Samsung will be taking the feature a step further with the Galaxy S9.
It's been discovered that Samsung's settings app includes mentions of a feature called "Intelligent Scan". The feature, which doesn't appear in any current Samsung software or its Oreo betas, is described as a combo of "Iris Scanner and Face Recognition together for better results even in low or very bright light."
Judging by the description and a brief video demo that's been uploaded to YouTube, it looks like Intelligent Scan will combine the iris scanner and facial recognition features to give the phone a better scan of the user.
With the Galaxy S9 expected to debut at the end of February and launch in March, it's possible that this Intelligent Scan feature will come preloaded on that new flagship. We'll have to wait until Samsung actually launches the feature before we know for sure what it is, but based on what we've seen so far, Intelligent Scan could give Galaxy S9 owners a better unlock method than we've seen from previous Samsung flagships.