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

Audrey Hill
April 20, 2017

Samsung has finally introduced its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, two smartphones that come with some impressive specifications. These can be purchased at the time of their official availability i.e April 21 in the United States from the Microsoft Store locations.

We've seen benchmarks for the Galaxy S8 before the phone's official unveiling, and one thing seemed clear.

A statement released to press discloses that the Microsoft Edition will apply "a Microsoft customization" when the device starts for the first time and is connected to WiFi.

A major new feature of the phone is the artificially intelligent voice assistant dubbed Bixby - effectively the company's answer to the iPhone's Siri.

Samsung just recently launched its flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S8. They will only be available in AT&T or Verizon flavors for now.

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The Galaxy S8 reaches store shelves on April 21. The handset packs some incredible new features like Infinity Display, which in addition to being nearly bezel-less, also brings some new apps to be used on the edges of the screen.

Meanwhile, we are also not a fan of Samsung's decision to put the fingerprint scanner at the back just beside the camera sensor. However, Samsung might have their own world choosing what's best for their consumers.

Both latest models have displays that curve round the phones' sides. For the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung allowed its suppliers to do the testing, but in an effort to prevent a repeat, it's largely handling testing itself. The new Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be powered by an octa-core 10nm processor (four cores clocked at 2.3GHz + four cores clocked at 1.7GHz).

At the MWC 2017, Google confirmed that all Android Marshmallow and Nougat devices will receive the Google Assistant via a software update.

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