Report says Samsung Galaxy S8 will feature facial recognition

Himanshu, 09 March 2017

The Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors have already revealed that the fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back, and there's also an iris scanner. Now, according to a new report, the phone will also feature facial recognition as well.

"Due to some limits of iris scanning such as speed and accuracy, we have decided to add facial recognition to the Galaxy S8," the report cites a Samsung official as saying. "With a face scanner, it will take less than 0.01 seconds to unlock the phone."

Coming out of the tech giant's home country of South Korea, the report says Samsung has already started testing Galaxy S8 prototypes featuring the tech. The flagship is all set to be made official on March 29, and is expected to go on sale a month later.

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  • P

No one wants that - just put in 4000 mAh! This will be another feature i'll end up switching off just to make the phone run smoother...

  • AnonD-448221

For it "to work", it has to be successful in recognizing you 49 times out of 50. It has to be able to recognize you also in dark night. It has to be able to do this under one tenth of a second. So, does it work :)? I've tried it on some Sony fla...

  • AnonD-643350

I agree with those who say fingerprint scanner is a gimmick,imagine when your in asleep people around you can unlock it with putting your finger on it eg your wife,or some body may force your finger on it,I think nothing is more secure than passcode ...