Facial Recognition to Complement Galaxy S8's Iris Scanning

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The report states that Samsung is looking to beef up the biometric security in its impending flagship and want to add an additional security layer.

"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", a Samsung official told the Korea Economic Daily. "Due to some limits of iris scanning such as speed and accuracy, we have chose to add facial recognition to the Galaxy S8", a Samsung official was quoted as explaining. The official said that the system allows user authentication in under 0.01 seconds. Sammobile earlier reported on the Korean Economic Daily report.

Samsung is reportedly adding facial recognition to its upcoming flagship device Galaxy S8 to make unlocking your phone more convenient.

Samsung will officially launch the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus at an Unpacked event on March 29 and reports claim that the company will open up preorders for the new smartphones beginning on April 10. Both devices will offer curved displays and will not have a physical home button beneath the display.

Ronald Quandt went on Twitter recently to share some information about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the new colour option that it is coming with. 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. The Galaxy S8 announcement will be on March 29 and one can know the number of cameras the phone will have.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have reportedly been certified by the US FCC, and the Galaxy S8 is listed in three variants with model numbers - SM-G950U, SM-G950U1 and SM-G950W.

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