Samsung Admits Galaxy S8 Has A Problem

Interestingly, this facial recognition can be dodged with a photograph.

The launch of the G6 comes weeks ahead of Samsung Electronics Co., its main rival in South Korea, starting sales of its own Galaxy G8 flagship handsets in the global market. Samsung's S8 models are certainly packed with a number of compelling features like an Infinity Display and an Iris scanner; and best of all, Samsung did everything in its power to ensure, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the devices won't randomly explode in your hands or destroy your hotel room. Users can hide the Secure Folder to keep the private stuff secure even when the phone is unlocked.

The video above from iDeviceHelp will show you exactly how the spoof is done on the Galaxy S8. This new feature additionally checks if the subject facing the camera moves and blinks, making sure that the face unlocking feature is not bluffed with a mere photograph. The fingerprint scanner is shifted to the back of the device.

Meanwhile, others who had to settle for the Galaxy S7 Edge following the whole Note 7 debacle disclosed that they will not be giving up their current device for the Galaxy S8 as they are pretty much satisfied with the Galaxy S7 Edge's capabilities.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is mere days from arriving in shops, and boy is it a tempting upgrade from whatever phone you might be using now. The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus sport a 12-megapixel main camera and an 8MP front snapper with f/1.7 aperture.

Although it likely won't end up the disaster of galactic proportions that was the fiery Galaxy Note 7, the new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus already seem to be raising some concerns. The two phones run Android Nougat from the box and have a 256 GB microSD capacity on top of a 64 GB worth of native storage. The Korean electronics giant is offering a free Gear VR headset with touch controller if you pre-order the Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus. The new smartphones are powered by the new octa-core Exynos processors with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Both of them support wireless charging.

  • Zachary Reyes