The Samsung Note 7 to Return as a Refurbished Device

The device's facial-recognition feature then sees the photo, which shows a person's face, and the handset unlocks.

You'll be much better off using the fingerprint reader or, better yet, the iris scanner. The almost bezel-less Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus phones are already available for preorder through Best Buy and all four major US carriers in the US, The Verge said. Despite the larger screen sizes the new phones are about the same size as their predecessors. The front camera's sensor comes with a face-scanning feature that will unlock the device once it recognizes the owner's face.

According to a new write-up by CNET, Samsung is determined to prevent a Note 7 repeat, and it's working toward that goal by implementing more stringent testing this time around.

SAMSUNG had a very rough year so far, but with the arrival of its sleek new flagship phone, things might be looking up. Other companies have tried the phone-into-desktop feature before, but nothing has ever really caught on. And since Google has already built in support for a "maximum aspect ratio" in Android, many developers already include support in their apps. Bixby, the all-new virtual assistant, has been integrated in the camera app as well. The program will enable users to set reminders, browse through files, and more by the press of a button.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7, both shipped out with Microsoft apps pre-installed and now it seems like the "partnership" between the two companies will leave a mark on the Galaxy S8 too.

"When a user opts to access their Galaxy S8 using facial recognition verification, the smartphone detects, aligns, extracts and compares facial landmark points such as the width of the user's nose or the distance between their eyes to stored data to grant or deny access".

  • Carolyn Briggs