The Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ will feature facial recognition, adding a layer of biometric security to users along with an iris scanner, Korea Economic Daily reported on March 9.
“Due to some limits of iris scanning such as speed and accuracy, we have decided to add facial recognition to the Galaxy S8,” a Samsung official was quoted as saying. “With a face scanner, it will take less than 0.01 seconds to unlock the phone.”
The report, citing another official, said the mobile business division is already testing the prototypes
The phone is widely rumored to have a fingerprint scanning home button on the back, with its display screen covering most of the front body.