More news regarding the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 phone that will be announced on March 29 and scheduled for sales on 28th of April. According to a Korean source, Samsung will be adding an extra security feature to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones, an ultra-fast facial recognition feature that reportedly requires 0.01 seconds to unlock the device. Or at least, this what Samsung states regarding the facial recognition technology.
The leaked render partially displaying Samsung Galaxy S8 specifications did not list either the Iris scanner or the S-Pen. Both these features are rumored to be coming with the next Samsung Galaxy. As the first Samsung Galaxy S8 render unveiled, the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will not be mounted on the physical Home button but will be transferred instead on the back side of the device. This move directly kills the Home button. The physical Home button removal gives the Samsung flagship an all-touchscreen view, a concept that was firstly embraced by Xiaomi on the Xiaomi Mix.
Asked about the changes that facial recognition technology will be bringing to the Galaxy S8, a Samsung official responded that the Iris scanner is limited to accuracy and speed, while the facial recognition sensor has a better performance that allows users of unlocking the device in just 0.01 seconds.
Reports connect the latest Samsung move of implementing facial recognition technology on the next generation of Samsung Galaxy phones as a countermove to earlier reports claiming that Apple will be bringing the same technology to the iPhone 8.
Samsung is counting on the success of Galaxy S8 and S8+, and reports claim that the Korean giant aims at selling 60 million units. However, Samsung is still experiencing bad times, the company’s reputation toward mobile phones is still hurt by the failure with the Galaxy Note 7. That forced the company to postpone Galaxy S8 sales from mid-April to late April.