Report: Galaxy S8 to use face recognition for mobile payments

Building on the rumor that surfaced last week claiming that the Galaxy S8 will sport a super-fast face recognition feature (capable of unlocking a device in 0.01 seconds), Bloomberg has published a report suggesting that Samsung will also use the technology as a form of authentication for mobile payments.

It’s thought that the Galaxy S8 will use a combination of fingerprint, iris and face detection to verify users when they attempt to access sensitive services, like banking applications and Samsung Pay. In the future, there’s potential for it to make its way to a slew of other services, too.

The company is “already working with banks to help them embrace facial recognition systems in coming months,” reads the report.

For those in need of a refresher, the Galaxy S8 certainly looks like it’s going to be an extremely impressive device, packing a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels, a Snapdragon 835 octa-core CPU, a 12MP rear-facing camera, an 8MP selfie shooter and a 3,000mAh battery.


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3 months 8 days ago

Impressive device? With only 4gb ram and same battery size of s7 for much bigger screen? Not sure what imporvements they made corniche same camera module. Performance is only 11% more than s7.. so the SD 830 will be similar to the s7 with exynos chip?

Nice that they have reduced the bezzel. It still not as impressive as the main screen to body ratio

3 months 7 days ago

stupid comment, everything you mention is either wrong or ignorant.
1. people hardly use anymore than 4GB and that’s when you do all kinds of craziest stuff all at once,
2. 6GB drains battery faster so bigger battery is needed,so on paper, you get 6GB ram with bigger battery, but in reality, you end up having 2 extra GB sitting idle with less battery life
3. camera is improved especially front facing one
4. display is also improved
5. as far as rumors go, major improvement on SW(check them, more than enough)
6. iris scanner+face+Samsung pay scanner for security check for payment both online and offline (so best mobile payment system on the market)
7. audio is expected to be improved
8. newest processor with 25% efficiency

read this and figure out for yourself on ram.

3 months 7 days ago

SD835, not SD830, the performance gains are more than 11 perc, and you might wish to go recheck your facts. What is the problem really with 4GB of RAM?
BTW , benchmarks for the Exynos 8895 are also out, you might want to also check them. Why so much doom and gloom?

3 months 8 days ago

Battery is going to be shit, 3000mah for 5.8 inch display

3 months 7 days ago

battery size doesn’t matter, battery life matters, isn’t it? considering s7 edge with smaller battery lasts longer than ones with bigger ones,

3 months 8 days ago

Reserve judgement until review units are sent out.

3 months 8 days ago

what mobile payments? more then half of europe dont use samsung Pay yet….

3 months 7 days ago

Which is more than say oh i dunno, Apple crappay

3 months 8 days ago

Most banks got their own payment app, that works with NFC :)

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