Galaxy S8 To Get Facial Recognition
AS the launch date gets closer for the new Samsung Galaxy S8 it been revealed that the big tech Company is planning to integrate facial-recognition technology for mobile payments.
According to sources the new device will combine fingerprint, iris and facial detection to verify users accessing mobile services including Samsung Pay.
While previous Galaxy phones have allowed users to unlock their phones with facial recognition, the S8 would be the first to use the technology to verify financial payment applications.
In Australia, it’s believed that the Korean Company is already talking to banks to help them embrace facial recognition systems.
Bloomberg said that success for the S8 will be crucial to salvaging Samsung’s reputation, especially with de facto chief Jay Y. Lee detained in a corruption scandal that’s already led to the ouster of the nation’s president. And it’ll be going up against the new iPhone due later in 2017 — the 10th anniversary of the iconic device.
The S8 phone will also come with Samsung’s own voice-based Siri-like digital assistant, the people said. However, that was developed largely in-house and the first version of the software won’t borrow much from Viv Labs, they said. Samsung acquired the U.S.-based artificial-intelligence software company in October 2016.
The Galaxy S8 is also said to come with a full-screen front, minus a physical home button. Such bezel-less displays provide more viewing real estate, though Samsung will bury a virtual home button in the lower part of glass. It will also employ more power-efficient organic light-emitting diode technology, people with direct knowledge of the matter have said.