Although there is no particular name given to it, Herle said that phones running the brand new processor will securely store your IDs such as driver’s license and more. That means users don’t have to always reach for a physical copy of the ID card in case they forgot or misplaced them and can simply show the digital version instead. However, Seed later confirmed that this will be one of the features of Android R.
“Because today we’re excited to announce that Snapdragon (865) will be the first mobile SoC to support Android Identity Credential APIs, which means mobile driver’s license and electronic ID will be possible with Android R,” stated Seed while sharing the stage with Herle.
We are yet to see how the feature will work and will be implemented with different smartphones and IDs across the globe.
Seed also explained how Qualcomm makes Face Unlock secure and through how many security layers does the data goes in order to authenticate the user. The face data captured by the sensor goes to Spectra 480 ISP followed by Hexagon 698 DSP and Qualcomm Platform Security. Seed stressed on how the data at no point goes to the cloud for authentication and everything happens inside the processor itself.
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