Samsung Galaxy S8 to come with facial recognition

Thanks to prolific leakster Evan Blass, we already know that the Galaxy S8 will sport a radical near bezel-less design with dual curved edges with the fingerprint sensor relocated from the front to the back of the smartphone.

He claims that a face scanner will be on the new handset and its plus-sized variant: "Due to some limits of iris scanning such as speed and accuracy, we have chose to add facial recognition to the Galaxy S8". Now even Samsung recognizes that Iris scanning without facial recognition was all but useless and the new feature race is now surrounding facial recognition, now that Apple has been rumored to be preparing it for one of their next iPhone models debuting this fall. "With a face scanner, it will take less than 0.01 seconds to unlock the phone".

If you've been following all the Galaxy S8 rumors, the handset will likely offer iris scanning and a built-in fingerprint reader, but it seems that those features aren't enough. Sammobile earlier reported on the Korean Economic Daily report. The device will reportedly come in two sizes - a standard 5.8-inch model and a Galaxy S8 Plus with a 6.2-inch screen. 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 short video hinted about the profound redesign that has been long floating for the Galaxy S8.

Moreover, the report cites a Samsung official who has shared that iris scanner may have limitations.

Frequent leakster Roland Quandt predicts that Samsung will release the Galaxy S8 in black, silver and violet colors.

As for the smartphone's release date, a report from The Investor said that pre-orders will begin on April 10 while the general release is slated for April 21.

  • Patricia Jimenez