Apple’s iPhone X ‘is years ahead of Android competitors’

The iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera system has given Apple a crucial edge over its Android rivals, according to one analyst.

It could take the likes of Samsung and Google up to two-and-a-half years to match the functionality and UX of one the iPhone X’s standout features, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has told investors.

This new TrueDepth system enables Apple’s Face ID facial recognition tech and Animoji, and is rumoured to be responsible for some significant production delays.

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The predictions, which will be a bitter pill for the Cupertino-based company’s competitors to swallow, were made after witnessing Apple’s official demonstrations of the new technology.

Exec Craig Federighi’s onstage struggles when attempting to demo Face ID at last month’s Apple Event clearly didn’t concern analysts though, who seem convinced that the Android pack have a tough task on their hands if they’re going to keep up.

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