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Published: Sat, March 11, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Lula West

The Samsung Galaxy S8 may start recognizing faces

The Samsung Galaxy S8 may start recognizing faces

Speaking with reporters in South Korea, an anonymous Samsung staffer said: "Due to some limits of iris scanning such as speed and accuracy, we have made a decision to add facial recognition to the Galaxy S8". The iPhone could also undergo a design overhaul and Apple can remove the home button from the front panel, while fingerprint scanning technology might be incorporated into the display. The handset may feature facial recognition technology, adding another layer of security alongside a fingerprint and iris scanner. "With a face scanner, it will take less than 0.01 seconds to unlock the phone", the official added. Last year, carrier-based Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were released in the U.S.in early March, with the unlocked variants following up months later on the final day of June.

A report by SamMobile, via the Korean Economic Daily, said that the upcoming Samsung flagship smartphone will come with a facial recognition feature. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are expected to be introduced on March 29th during an event that will be held in New York City. The SM-G950 and SM-G955 have always been touted to be the model numbers for both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

Here's the latest live image leak of the Samsung Galaxy S8, that is, if this leak is to be believed as actually being of the Galaxy S8. On the back of the Galaxy S8 is a 12MP camera with an f/1.7 aperture and OIS, similar to the rear camera employed on the Galaxy Note 7.

Samsung is planning to use 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch displays on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

This week it emerged the phone's actual release could be delayed until April 29, however, due to a shortage of components according to a report from Venture Beat's Evan Blass.

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