Samsung Galaxy S8: Facial recognition unlock system bypassed using a photograph

"The infinity display with expanded glass screen covering the device's front and curving around its edges, along with a pressure-sensitive section embedded under the screen is the obvious evidence", the FIR reads.

Some industry sources say that Apple will ditch the home button when it debuts a new "iPhone 8" model in September. The YouTube video above shows just the S8 facial recognition bypass.

Samsung notes in its Galaxy S8 specs that the Snapdragon 835 consists of a 2.3GHz quad-core for heavy lifting that is coupled with a power-efficient 1.7GHz quad that powers typical tasks. It otherwise retains the familiar features from the Galaxy S7, including a 12-megapixel camera, water-resistant body, wireless charging and a headphone jack. With news that Samsung is going to start selling refurbished, non-exploding Galaxy Note 7 handsets soon, and rumors of a Galaxy Note 8 launch later in the year the Galaxy S8 Plus feels even more unnecessary.

It's also full of stuff you won't find on the iPhone. In addition, the Galaxy S8 provides users with multiple options to unlock their phones through both biometric security options, and convenient options such as swipe and facial recognition.

The phone is set to launch with Samsung's own Exynos 8895 chip in the United Kingdom on April 28, while the USA will be getting a Snapdragon 835 version of the handset on April 21. Like unlocking your phone, you have three ways to do that on the Galaxy S8.

Notably, Samsung Galaxy S8 packs a 3000mAh battery (same as the Galaxy S7) and Galaxy S8 Plus has a 3500mAh battery (slightly less than the 3600mAh battery on the Galaxy S7 Edge).

You may want a large screen, but unlike previous year where we got a 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge, the standard Galaxy S8 packs a huge 5.8-inch display.

"The additional measures Samsung has taken should certainly improve battery safety and durability", said Lewis Larsen, president of Chicago-based battery technology consultancy Lattice Energy LLC.

"The launch of the Galaxy S8 is especially important for Samsung".

  • Carolyn Briggs