Facial Recognition Feature on Galaxy S8 Bypassed Using Just a Photo

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It is also reported that Samsung has pushed back the release of Note 8 because of the late unveiling of Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, which were initially supposed to be launched at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017.

The Samsung Galaxy S8's extra security relies on the front camera to unlock the smartphone through face recognition.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a number of security features, one of them is facial recognition and it appears that this can be fooled by using a photo.

The crowning feature of the new handsets is what Samsung calls an "infinity display" - an elegant glass screen that covers the entire front of the phone and rounds nicely around its edges.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 isn't even out yet but there's a "feature" that's not as secure as you might think.

The company still faces fierce competition from local rivals such as Huawei Technologies Co's P10 and P10 Plus, which feature great picture-taking functions, he said.

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Samsung has said in the past that its Face Unlock feature isn't created to be the most secure option, rather as a convenient alternative to entering a code or using your fingerprint, and has prevented the tech being used for mobile payments.

As we've always suggested, a simple PIN or password can be quite secure, or use the iris scanner and fingerprint.

It's a weakness Samsung tacitly admitted earlier this week when it clarified that facial recognition can't be used for Samsung Pay.

The S8's "killer feature" is the face recognition software which lets you open the phone with your face, similar to Microsoft's Lumia 950 smartphone released past year. The Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition still runs Android paired with Touch Wiz, so what's the difference? Consequently, while it may allow for faster unlocking, the facial recognition feature may not be as secure as the iris scanner or the fingerprint scanner.

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