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Samsung reportedly using Face Recognition technology on Galaxy S8 for mobile payments

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A report last week suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will not just come with Iris Scanning technology, but, it will also come with Face Recognition technology. Now, another report states that Samsung will be using this Face Recognition technology on the Galaxy S8 to make mobile payments.

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Leaked press render of Samsung Galaxy S8

According to this report from Bloomberg, Samsung will be using the face recognition technology on the Galaxy S8 for making mobile payments while providing an additional layer of security. To be more precise, Samsung will use the fingerprint scanning, iris scanning and face recognition together to verify the users when accessing services like Samsung Pay.

The report also states that Samsung has already started “working with banks to help them embrace facial recognition systems in coming months“. Face recognition isn’t a feature which is new to smartphones. Android operating system either way lets you set up face recognition on your device, however, Samsung’s face recognition is said to unlock the device in less than 0.01 seconds. Well, we will find out if that’s true only after the device is unveiled and reviewed.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ rumored specifications:

SpecsSamsung Galaxy S8Samsung Galaxy S8+
CPU:Snapdragon 835 SoCSnapdragon 835 SoC
RAM:4 GB4 GB
GPU:Adreno 540Adreno 540
Operating System:Android 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Display:5.8-inch (full-rectangle)/5.6-inch (rounded corners) Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display6.2-inch (full-rectangle)/6.1-inch (rounded corners) Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display
Rear Camera:12 MP Dual Pixel with LED flash12 MP Dual Pixel with LED flash
Front Camera:8 MP8 MP
Internal Storage:64 GB64 GB
External Storage:Expandable up to 256 GB via microSD cardExpandable up to 256 GB via microSD card
Other:Fingerprint Scanner at back, Iris Scanner, IP68 dust and water-resistance, Samsung Pay, Samsung KNOX, Earphones tuned by AKGFingerprint Scanner at back, Iris Scanner, IP68 dust and water-resistance, Samsung Pay, Samsung KNOX, Earphones tuned by AKG
Connectivity:4G LTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi4G LTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Battery:3000 mAh, Wireless Charging supported3500 mAh, Wireless Charging supported
Price:€799€899

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is going to be unveiled on March 29, hence, we won’t be surprised if more such reports keep surfacing online until the device is made official by Samsung.

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