Samsung might provide facial recognition biometric security feature in its upcoming flagship smartphone Galaxy S8. Galaxy S8 also contains Iris scanning biometric security which was earlier introduced in Galaxy Note 7. The reason behind providing facial recognition could be that Apple is likely to provide facial recognition in iPhone 8. This could probably replace fingerprint sensor biometric feature in new future.

A report by The Investor stated that the device could have facial recognition along with Iris scanner feature. “Due to some limits of iris scanning such as speed and accuracy, we have decided to add facial recognition to the Galaxy S8,” a Samsung official was quoted as saying. “With a face scanner, it will take less than 0.01 seconds to unlock the phone.”

Specs & Features

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plus could be packed with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 SoC. This two devices will feature a dual-rear camera of 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel front camera for selfie addicts. The devices will have 64GB internal storage which could probably have expandable storage upto 128GB via microSD. Both the devices will come up either with 4GB RAM or 6GB RAM.

Samsung will release the devices in two different display sizes. S8 will come out with 5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display and S8 plus with 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display.

Reports also says that The Galaxy S8 will be unveiled on 29 March before its official launch in mid-April.

Galaxy S8

Galaxy S8 Plus

Screen 5.8 inches 6.2 inches
Display Resolution 1,440 x 2,960 1,440 x 2,960
Aspect Ratio ~18:9 ~18:9
Chipset Snapdragon 835 OR Exynos 8895 Snapdragon 835 OR Exynos 8895
Memory 4GB or 6GB 4GB or 6GB
Storage 64GB 64GB
Main Camera 12-megapixel (DualPixel) – f/1.7 12-megapixel (DualPixel) – f/1.7
Front Camera 8-megapixel – f/1.7 8-megapixel – f/1.7
Battery Size 3,000mAh 3,500mAh
Charging USB Type C USB Type C
Headphone Jack Yes Yes
Fingerprint Scanner Yes Yes
Iris Scanner Yes Yes
Waterproofing Yes (IP68 Certified) Yes (IP68 Certified)


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