Samsung Galaxy S8 has been hovering over the news world for a couple of months now. Following a rumour cycle on daily basis, the smartphone was launched last week at an event in New York. Barring the top notch specifications which the device brings in with itself, Samsung also boasted a lot about the security aspect of the device. One of them is Samsung’s new facial recognition where the password to unlock your device is your face. No, we are not talking about iris scanner here. Facial Recognition is where your Galaxy S8 will scan your face to unlock the device. Interestingly, this facial recognition can be dodged with a photograph.
A YouTube channel named ‘iDeviceHelp’ posted a video showing how a person managed to bypass Samsung’s facial recognition with a photo clicked on his smartphone. Below is the video where the person holds up his device displaying the photo and how he managed to bypass the password.
Now, there is a possibility that the new facial recognition is in the initial phase and Samsung might release a more stable version of the same in the retail unit. If that is not the case, we expect the company to roll out an update soon.
Meanwhile, we are also not a fan of Samsung’s decision to put the fingerprint scanner at the back just beside the camera sensor. The position is not only inconvenient but the sheer size of the fingerprint is also not that big. Hence, we expect a lot of complaints coming up relating to the fingerprint scanner at the back.
Apart from the fingerprint scanner and facial recognition, the new Samsung Galaxy S8 also comes with an iris scanner which the company claims is a lot more refined version of the one we saw in the Galaxy Note 7.
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