Samsung Is Rumored To Add Facial Recognition To Secure Payments Using The Galaxy S8

17 March 2017, 9:59 am EDT By Caezar Sotto Mobile & Apps

Samsung's upcoming smartphone will be adding facial recognition as one of its key features. The Galaxy S8 will make payments easier and safer with the new security technology.

The smartphone will equip the new feature to help the device stand out from its rivals. Sources close to Samsung added that it will blend with preexisting security features. Aside from verifying users with facial recognition, it will also use fingerprint scanners.

Facial recognition will provide users with better security when using Samsung's services. The company is reportedly working with banks to help them with the new security feature. Previous Galaxy models have allowed users to unlock their phones using facial recognition. But, the S8 will be the first phone to use the technology to verify financial transactions. Iris and facial detection also increase the accuracy and speed of unlocking phones.

Aside from the new security gimmick, Samsung is packing the S8 with other key features. It includes a Siri-like digital assistant that was largely developed by the company.

According to Phone Arena, the phone will equip a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU and an Adreno 540 GPU. The S8 will have a 5.8 inch super AMOLED display with 565 PPI pixel density.

The smartphone is also rumored to feature a 12 MP rear camera and an 8 MP front snapper. The S8 will also have at least 4 GB of RAM and a built-in 64 GB storage that's expandable with a microSD card.

The South Korean company is doing its best to recover from the PR damage caused by the fire-prone Note 7. It cost them more that $6 billion, prompting Apple to overtake their global lead.

The Galaxy S8's success is crucial to salvaging Samsung's reputation. The company is also planning to release the world's first foldable phone later this year.

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