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Samsung Galaxy S8 wont be another Note 7 - here's why

Samsung Galaxy S8 wont be another Note 7 - here's why

Samsung has literally stunned its fans with the revolutionary Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

Samsung has re-defined the concept of taking screenshots with its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus devices. While that might not be enough to tip things in its favor, it's the most talked-about feature on the new phone.

A video has surfaced online that shows a person placing a photo in front of the Galaxy S8.

South Korean tech giant Samsung has finally unveiled the latest installment in their flagship series, the Galaxy S. The Galaxy S8 boasts of a new design, new features, and a new accessory. Users can opt for a traditional PIN, pattern or passcode, or they can unlock the handset with a fingerprint, a scan of their iris, or with facial recognition.

Our advice: If you get the Galaxy S8, don't use the facial recognition feature to lock your phone.

But the new facial recognition feature has a fatal flaw that could potentially render the feature useless as a security measure: it can be fooled by a picture. The iris scanner was satisfactory in terms of security, but the facial recognition complements it for a speed boost to allow users to unlock their device faster.

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Samsung notes that its facial recognization feature isn't the most secure way to protect your smartphone.

Indeed, in a statement given to ArsTechnica, Samsung explained that facial recognition can not be used to authenticate mobile payments or to access the device's Secure Folder, both of which require the use of the phone's other biometric features.

Let us know what you think of the facial recognition revelations in the comments.

If you want to get the Bixby working on your phone as well, all you need to do is install the Galaxy S8 launcher and then the Bixby APK file.

- They will feature the industry's first 10nm processor, enabling heightened speed and efficiency.


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