Rumours: Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature facial recognition security instead of iris scanner?


With just three weeks away from the unveiling of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus on 29 March 2017 in New York city, endless rumours and leaks of the device are just inevitable and with each passing day, more and more pictures of the “device” seem to be getting more convincing, because it goes in line with the speculations, here are some more new images of the phone models.


However, if you have an eye of an eagle, you will notice that the earpiece in the middle looks slightly different from each other, so one of them has to be fake or a prototype mode. Despite that, the rest of the sensors beside it are the same and it could look like that those are the supposedly iris scanner, an LED flash light and a front camera.

That being said, according to Korea Economic Daily news, it reports that the Samsung flagship probably won’t have the iris scanner feature, but a facial recognition security feature instead, this is what the news said:

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."

In addition, in following the footsteps of the recently new Galaxy Tab S3 that also comes with AKG audio during its launch, the new Galaxy S8 series is said to come with a pair of new AKG earphones in the box as well. Stay tuned for more Samsung news at