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Uh oh: Samsung Galaxy S8 could have a big problem

21 April 2017

- The new Samsung Pay enables the Galaxy phones to be used as a digital wallet.

Comparing display sizes, both fall into the phablet category, with the Samsung Galaxy S8 offering a slightly bigger 5.8-inch screen against the LG G6's 5.7-inch display.

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 headline change in Samsung's new flagship phone, which was just introduced last week in NY, is the massive display screen that the company was able to incorporate into the device, which is thanks in part to the removal of the traditional home button and much of the bezels around the screen.

A video has surfaced online that shows a person placing a photo in front of the Galaxy S8.

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In other words, the two Galaxy S8 smartphones seen in this video could be pre-production units with an older version of the facial recognition software, and Samsung could have addressed the vulnerability in the meantime.

Samsung is basically saying, if this is truly a flagship phone, then let's fill up the Samsung Galaxy S8 with more features than anyone can think of.

The facial recognition in the smartphone has proved to have lightening quick capabilities and the facial tracking features are able to instantly recognize the users face - the process seems to be much faster than fingerprint recognition.

And Samsung should stop touting facial recognition as a way to lock your phone. It didn't take long for people to figure out you could dupe Face Unlock with a simple photo.

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We acknowledge that Facial Recognition is definitely NOT meant to be a phone security measure.

Keep this in mind with the Galaxy S8.

The phone also features a 3.5-mm head phone jack. Both handsets are water resistant and support biometric authentication with fingerprint and iris scanners.

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Uh oh: Samsung Galaxy S8 could have a big problem