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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.

Photo Crd: Phone Arena

Samsung Galaxy S8 is coming out this year, frankly speaking that's about all we know about the phone for sure, everything else has been one rumour or the other.

One of the rumours that has gained traction is that the new Samsung Phone will copy Apple in that they will be getting rid of the headphone jack as Apple did with the iPhone 7 and using  a USB port instead.

Well, according to a render of a protective case that’s alleged to be for the phone, leaked on Slashleaks, tells us differently.

While it is highly possible that renders for a Samsung Galaxy S8 case could be accurate as third-party accessory manufacturers are usually briefed on a phone’s design prior to its release in order to create products that can be released at launch, it doesn't mean this is something that tells the whole story.

What the renders do show (grain of salt guys) is that the 3.5mm headphone jack is going nowhere even though earlier reports suggested a move away from this.

Besides the space for the jack, the bottom of the case shows space of a USB-C port on one side as well as a third space on the opposite side which we would expect is to accommodate a speaker.

Three button spaces on the left hand side of the case point towards volume up and down buttons as well as a power button, leaving a mysterious gap on the top of the case which could possibly be a microSD card slot.

Moving on to the back of the leaked render. The case has space for what has to be where the camera will be lodged. It’s only big enough for a single lens though so if this render is accurate then we shouldn’t expect any dual camera technology in the S8.

Samsung have remained tight-lipped on this so far so we can't vouch for the veracity of the render, so this is us saying there's still room for surprises.

On the plus side, we might not have to wait much longer as traditionally Samsung has revealed its flagships at the Mobile World Congress in February, though delay rumors suggest this reveal might be pushed back to April instead.

But February or April, it's still soon enough, so we'll just have to wait and see.

Check out the render below.

2017 is coming and with will come it's own fair share of amazing gadgets and high end flagship phones. 
Another reason why next year is so special is that it is also supposed to usher in a new generation of processors, which in turn is supposed to make for faster, more powerful phones. 
There's a downer here though and that is the results of the first leaked benchmark for the next-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. It is troubling as the implications are that Samsung's Galaxy S8 might not even be as powerful as this year’s iPhone 7 and if next year's Samsung phone can't compete with this year's Apple, what hope does it have for next year?
This is not to say that Samsung have always had an edge over Apple or anything as history has shown us that usually Apple phones do better in real-world performance tests. 
While we already covered the AnTuTu benchmark, another one from Geekbench shows that the iPhone 7 is king and processes faster than any Android phone in existence at the moment.
Next year’s Android chips will be built on 10nm process technology and under normal circumstances you'd hope this means that they should be able to outperform the older A10 Fusion chip in the iPhone 7. Well, it seems you'd be wrong, just see below.
According to Phone Arena, a leaked Geekbench test of the Snapdragon 835 that’s going into the Galaxy S8 shows a single-core score of 1844 and a multi-core score of 5426. That might seem impressive, but that’s still not as impressive as the iPhone 7, which has an average score of around 3300 in single-core and about 5400 in multicore tests.
Worse still, the purported single-core Snapdragon 835 score is actually doable by some current Android devices. That’s a bit concerning and could indicate that Qualcomm and Samsung still have a long way to go until they catch Apple.
Now we can't be sure these are the real tests and even if they are, it is also possible that the Snapdragon 835 is incomplete. But if it is real, then one can genuinely say Samsung might have to mind the gap.

So with the Samsung S8 coming out next year, it's only natural that rumours of what it will look like and what is under the hood will surface and now is no exception.
According to online reports, some more details about the Galaxy S8’s Exynos 8895 processor have surfaced out of China today.
According to the report, two variants of the Galaxy S8 Exynos chip will be produced, the Exynos 8895M and Exynos 8895V. The two are said to be manufactured on Samsung’s 10nm FinFET technology. They are said to use a combination of four Exynos M2 CPU cores clocked at 2.5 GHz or 2.3 GHz based on the variant and four Cortex A53 CPU cores clocked at 1.7 GHz.
The report also claimed that Samsung is going to use ARM’s latest Mali-G71 graphics processor with this chipset. The Exynos 8895M is said to feature a 20-core GPU while the 8895V may feature an 18-core GPU. Both are said to be compatible with UFS 2.1 storage, Cat.16 LTE modem, and LP-DDR4x RAM.
None of all that was said above has been confirmed by Samsung, so it's advisable to take it all with a tablespoon (or bag) of salt. We await Samsung to confirm and deny these new reports.

The battle between Samsung and Apple is heating up with rumours flying about the iPhone 8 and the Galaxy S8-- the flagship phones expected next year by both companies.
The two devices, according to rumours, will share many common features, including a brand-new all-screen design that might incorporate a fingerprint sensor. Images of the phones are not available at this time, but some designers out there already came up with convincing renders trying to imagine what these phones might look like. The following concept shows what the Galaxy S8 may look like, but to be honest, it could well be the iPhone 8.

The images were initially posted by Weibo user @KingwayLee and as you will see, the renders look pretty good and give the impression that the Galaxy S8 will be able to stand toe to toe with the iPhone 8.
Earlier rumors have claimed that Samsung will do away with the home button and place the fingerprint sensor under the screen instead. 
With the rumours of the iPhone 8 speculating that it could feature an all-screen front-side with limited bezels. The iconic home button is said to be gone with its functionality supposed to be transferred to the OLED screen. 
Y Galaxy S8 concept that @KingwayLee imagined.
Now even with all the similarities, it's obvious that the phones won't be the same but they do look quite similar. These are all just speculations of course with a lot able to change in the coming months, but it sure means we can look forward to some nifty phone designs come next year.

Reports circulating around the blogosphere speculate that Samsung might ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack in the Galaxy S8 it's planning to release next year. According to reports, Samsung is instead planning to offer a USB Type-C port in its handset that will accommodate headphones.
According to the report, Samsung is removing the port to make additional room for stereo speakers -- a first for the Samsung Galaxy S line -- and allow the company to bundle a bigger battery with its next handset.

According to Sammobile's sources, Samsung will not allow users to charge their device and listen to music on the handset at the same time. 
This is not the first of the rumors surrounding the S8 with reports over the last couple of weeks suggesting that , including reports that the Galaxy S8 could come with a larger screen than its predecessor, deliver a much better camera and offer improved artificial intelligence. It's also believed that the smartphone will be far more powerful than the Galaxy S7 and deliver outstanding battery life.
We'll just have to wait and see just what happens eventually.

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