According to a report by Korea Economic Daily, the Samsung Galaxy S8 may include a new feature that will have the ability to recognise faces so that you can unlock your phone with just your ugly mug. This feature along with an iris scanner and the fingerprint sensor will be used on the smartphone for added security.
We all are now accustomed to using a fingerprint sensor to unlock our phones, however, if latest leaks about the Samsung Galaxy S8 are true, the fingerprint sensor has been moved to the back of the phone, next to the camera sensor. This placement could feel a little awkward as you might smudge your camera lens by mistake but, the addition of facial recognition might just make things easier.
According to an unnamed Samsung official, it is believed that using the face camera might be faster to unlock your phone than the traditional fingerprint sensor. The source believes that it would take less than 0.01 seconds to unlock the phone using the facial recognition feature on board the Samsung Galaxy S8.
Apart from facial recognition, the Galaxy S8 may also use the iris scanner to unlock the device. It is not the first time Samsung has included an iris scanner on a smartphone, as it was the star feature on the Galaxy Note 7 as well. Samsung might just add the iris scanner to the Galaxy S8 so that it can bring the technology back to life. The iris scanner uses unique patterns in your eyes to unlock the phone and make your dreams of being a spy come true.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to be announced at an event on March 29th and all eyes are set on Samsung to see if they will be pushing the envelope with their latest flagship phone this year.