Samsung Galaxy S8's facial recognition can be tricked with a photo
- Author: Terrell Bush Apr 23, 2017,
Apr 23, 2017, 1:08
Both versions of the Galaxy S8, the 5.8-inch and the larger 6.2-inch S8 Plus, are now available for preorder and are expected to hit the US market on April 21 at a cost of $720.
A recent report suggested the Galaxy Note 8 will feature a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with 4K resolution. However, this version of the Galaxy S8 will only be available via Microsoft's brick and mortar stores in the United States.
This discovery could have an effect on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus sales but it's too early too tell. The headline change in Samsung's new flagship phone, which was just introduced last week in NY, is the massive display screen that the company was able to incorporate into the device, which is thanks in part to the removal of the traditional home button and much of the bezels around the screen. Both smartphones come with fast charging and wireless charging support. These are bezel-less, full-frontal, edge-to-edge devices featuring an 8MP selfie-snapper and a dual 12MP rear-facing camera.
KitGuru Says: I'm not sure why anyone would choose to buy a pre-loaded "Microsoft Edition" of the Galaxy S8, unless it was somehow cheaper than Samsung's regular version. It comes with a 64bit, 14nm processor. The new Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be powered by an octa-core 10nm processor (four cores clocked at 2.3GHz + four cores clocked at 1.7GHz). 64 GB internal storage in Galaxy S8 sounds much better than 32 GB in S7. The Verge in its review termed the phone as having a clean, unbranded face; a bright, fluid-looking display; and a mirror-like glass back. Thankfully, the Galaxy S8 has some alternative methods for getting into your phone, like a fingerprint sensor and iris scanner along with your standard on-screen methods. The reason behind this decision is that Samsung needed the fingerprint sensor to work flawlessly in order to be used for features such as Samsung Pay and others.