Samsung Galaxy S8 to come with facial recognition

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

The use of this security feature may find favor with Galaxy S8 users and could well become the primary method, superseding fingerprint and iris scanning.

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 made a decision to add facial recognition to the Galaxy S8".

There were rumors of Samsung Galaxy S8 of getting the Exynos 9 chip and to have dual cameras, but the leaks were not confirmed. 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.

While the appearance of the unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+ at the FCC at this point in time could mean the variants will be released alongside the carrier-based versions, the story could also be different.

The new and improved Galaxy S8 is slated to drop later this month on March 29, with shipping scheduled for later in April.

Samsung has yet to release the precise price tag for the new smartphone, though some reports suggested that the device will be available for around CNY 2,499 (Rs 24,900).

Again, if one were to take a look at past performance, Samsung only rolled out an unlocked, U.S. carrier-ready variant of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in June previous year, which was three months after the flagship smartphones hit the market. The Galaxy S8 announcement will be on March 29 and one can know the number of cameras the phone will have.