Samsung Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Feature is not a secure option
- Author: Arturo Norris Apr 06, 2017,
Apr 06, 2017, 22:07
In the end Samsung dropped the Galaxy Note 7 losing billions and ceding market share to rival brands. However, now this is not the case. Let us have a quick glance at the features of the smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge's screen has a pixel ratio of 1140 x 2560 and sports a 5.5-inch screen with Full HD Super AMOLED display as well as a pixel density of 534 ppi. With screen-to-body ratios that exceed 80% for the LG G6 and Galaxy S8 duo alike, there have never been widely available phones that pack larger displays into phones this size. The device is fueled by a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Exynos 8890 Octa processor along with 4GB of RAM. The Android 7.0 Nougat will be distributed to Samsung Galaxy Note 5 through an over-the-air (OTA) update. Speaking of memory, the device offers of 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory for storage. On the front, the smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel selfie shooter which is further paired with f/1.7 aperture. On the back, there's a dual camera setup (13 MP f/1.8, OIS, 3-axis, phase detection AF + 13 MP f/2.4, no AF) with a dual LED flash. The device runs on a 6,000 mAh battery. In terms of connectivity, the phone offers 4G, Bluetooth, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, 3G, FM and Global Positioning System. The device is available in frosted white, charcoal black, bronze gold, and blossom pink color variants.
Well, the per order date has been pushed by a week.
While security specialists have already pointed out that the phones scanner can be duped by a simple photograph to gain entry to someone else's phone constitutional experts point out that while the US Fifth Amendment offers protections for passwords and codes no such protections are afforded to biometric security measures such as face scanning. The company has not disclosed the reason behind this.