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08 April, 2017, 10:04 | Author: Nadine Todd

The Samsung Galaxy S8, which launches April 21, has a new facial recognition feature that lets you unlock the phone just by looking into the front-facing camera. This time, we're talking about the Samsung DeX Station, that new thingamajig that turns your Galaxy S8 into a desktop workstation - or at least, Samsung's idea of it.

KitGuru Says: I'm not sure why anyone would choose to buy a pre-loaded "Microsoft Edition" of the Galaxy S8, unless it was somehow cheaper than Samsung's regular version. In fact, it should disable the feature altogether before the phone launches.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 comes with several biometric features - including one that could be fooled pretty easily, according to a report.

To recap, user Marcianophone registered his face on a Galaxy S8 at Wednesday's Unpacked event.

Samsung made a big deal about how many ways in which the new Galaxy S8 can be secured and unlocked. Before Samsung announced the Galaxy S8 would come with a single-lens camera, there were rumors claiming the handset maker plans to add a dual-camera setup on its flagship. The traditional physical home button has also been removed from the front face of the new Samsung phones in favor of a screen-integrated, pressure-sensitive control area. Naturally, this is an alarming revelation, forcing users to resort to either using their fingerprint readers or iris scanners when they get their hands on the phone. It will be particularly interesting to see if users will prefer to use Cortana amidst the presence of Google Assistant and Samsung's own Bixby. Combine this with the handset's price of $750 for the Galaxy S8 and $850 for the Galaxy S8+ and you would be spending between $900-$1,000 in total. Face recognition is meant to be a more convenient way to unlock the Galaxy S8.

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