Samsung Galaxy S8 to Reportedly Offer Facial Recognition

With about a week left before the official launch of Samsung’s next-generation flagship, the Galaxy S8, several leaks and rumours are surfacing online more than ever. New leaks, however, are claiming that Samsung’s Galaxy S8 device will likely roll out with a facial recognition feature. In line with this, another rumour also tips that the iPhone 8 is likely to make use of the same feature.

Based on preliminary leaks, the Galaxy S8 will place the fingerprint scanner at the back area, leaving the front button-less for a near bezel-less display. To make up for that, however, the handset is rumoured to get an iris scanner, much like the now discontinued Galaxy Note 7.

In addition to the iris scanner, fresh reports are now claiming that the world’s most anticipated smartphone device will also pack facial recognition as well.

The South Korean tech giants who were recently compelled to add the facial recognition feature to the Galaxy S8 device, also disclosed that the face scanner will take less than 0.01 seconds to unlock the phone.

With that being said, we are not sure whether or not, the company plans to push the facial recognition feature to both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus or be exclusive to the latter.

Based on preliminary leaks, the Galaxy S8 will come with a smaller 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display, while the Galaxy S8 Plus will feature a larger 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display.

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus devices are also pegged to come with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 SoC while variants in some regions will likely feature Exynos 8895 SoC. The flagships are rumored to be launched, either with 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage that is expandable up to 128GB via microSD.

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