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Facial Recognition is Rapidly Becoming a Key Smartphone Authentication Technology

by Ken Hyers | Aug 21, 2018

Smartphone security and authentication is ever more important. In the early days of smartphones users used passwords, PINs, and pattern-swipes to unlock their devices and applications. Now biometrics are commonly used to authenticate smartphone owners. Currently there are four major biometric authentication solutions in modern smartphones: Voice, Face, Eye and Fingerprint. Fingerprint authentication is by far the most common, present in more than half of all smartphones, while facial recognition is the second most common authentication technology available.


Strategy AnalyticsEmerging Device Technologies practice, in the report Smartphone Biometric Authentication Enablers has analyzed each of the technologies used in smartphones today and forecasts which will grow in importance in the future. These technologies range from Iris and Scleral authentication to 2D and 3D Facial Recognition, Voice Authentication and Fingerprint. Forecasts are broken out by region and extend through 2023.

Clients of our Emerging Device Technologies practice can access the report here.

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