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Galaxy S8 to Feature Facial Recognition Instead of Iris Scanning Technology According to Latest Report

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Mar 9, 2017
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Biometric security upgrades on a smartphone have been present even since the announcement of the iPhone 5s and companies have attempted to perfect these technologies when it comes to accuracy, speed, and depth of security. With the Galaxy S8, you can rest assure that the flagship will be shipped with major security features, but one report has stated that iris scanning technology is not going to be a part of the device when it gets announced later in the month.

Limitation of Iris Scanning Technology Is What Might Have Been the Reason That Facial Recognition Will Not Be Present on Galaxy S8

The Galaxy Note7 was the first phone from Samsung to debut with an iris scanner and since it was the first phone from the manufacturer to ever get this security feature, critics claimed that speed and accuracy was a barrier that they believed would eventually be improved when never iterations of this technology would be introduced in future phones. That being said, it would automatically have to be assumed that Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus would get shipped out with these security features but according to The Investor, Samsung has other plans, according to the statement given below:

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

It appears that the Galaxy S8 is going to be shipped with a facial recognition feature, and this might be the same upgrade present in the upcoming iPhone family. We have yet to see how it will function on the flagship, so let us keep our fingers crossed for that. The report has stated that the mobile business of Samsung is already testing out these new prototypes so it will not be long till we can see both smartphones in action.

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Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are going to be announced on March 29, and it has been rumored on a consistent level that the fingerprint reader is going to be present at the back, with both phones touting a very high screen-to-body ratio.

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