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Last week it was reported that the Samsung Galaxy S8 was going to feature facial recognition and the idea with that was that Facial recognition takes less time than fingerprint scanning which it seems Samsung want to do away with.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is still said to feature fingerprint scanning but it seems that might not be around for too long.

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A tweet from @mmddj_china (via PhoneArena) claiming to be from a staff member at Samsung says that the company plans to kill off the fingerprint scanner as it is “obsolete”. 




Now bear in mind that with the fingerprint scanner still on the S8, this might very well mean for future phones.

It has been rumoured that Apple also want to tow the facial recognition route so it makes sense that Samsung would want to do this so as to keep in pace with Apple.

Of course it's not certain that Samsung will do anything, so it will remain to be seen if there's anything to this.

Samsung are set to announce the Samsung Galaxy S8 next month.






The Vault 7 leaks must have really scared a bunch of people as reports indicate that Samsung is stepping up its security game for the Galaxy S8.

Reports from South Korea state that Samsung will include facial recognition technology in the Galaxy S8 and its larger brother, the Galaxy S8 Plus. This would be in addition to fingerprint and iris scanners we’ve already seen in previous Samsung devices.



This is according to Korea Economic Daily.

The Iris scanner initially came with the ill-fated Note 7 and while the phone went up in flames, the idea apparently did not. This is not to say it isn't without its problems with some reviewers saying it takes too long to open their phones.

With the facial recognition, things could be faster. According to an unnamed source for the Korea Economic Daily, “Due to some limits of iris scanning such as speed and accuracy, we have decided to add facial recognition to the Galaxy S8,
“With a face scanner, it will take less than 0.01 seconds to unlock the phone.”

Now as always it should be noted that this is unconfirmed by Samsung and things could change really quickly but if true then it is certainly a good addition to Samsung.

We shouldn't have to wait too long as Samsung is expected to reveal the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus at an event in New York later this month, and then launch the devices sometime in April. 

And so, we wait.






The two top brands are at war again. The upcoming iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 are dominating headlines, but which phone will come out on top?

Apple thinks they will.

According to recent iPhone 8 rumors, Apple is set to include a 3D laser scanner on the front of the iPhone 8 to unlock the device, as opposed to the sometimes-finicky Touch ID technology. 



Apple Insider reveals that there Face recognition might be the way with Apple. 
And with Apple's reported acquisition of Israeli startup RealFace, which boasts the "world's best facial recognition," according to its website, which has since been taken down this looks like Apple's trump card. 

 RealFace software, according to reports, provides "frictionless face recognition" directly on a relatively low-powered device like an iPhone. According to the company, it aims to "offer customers a smart biometric log-in solution" for mobile deployment.

And what this means is that while the Galaxy S8 is going to have a facial recognition feature, it'll have nothing on the iPhone 8.

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Going by this definition, RealFace has a lot in common with Google's Tango or at least it seems that way. Tango also uses a combination of cameras and depth sensors to enable many of the same scenarios in phones like the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. Asus has also announced its own Google Tango phone, the Zenfone AR.

The iPhone 8 with all its awesome features has been rumored to cost over a thousand dollars when it is finally released, but with all they stuff that they plan to chuck into it, can you really blame them?
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