Published: Sun, April 16, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

5 reasons why you shouldn't upgrade to Galaxy S8

5 reasons why you shouldn't upgrade to Galaxy S8

Thankfully, the Galaxy S8 has some alternative methods for getting into your phone, like a fingerprint sensor and iris scanner along with your standard on-screen methods.

This means that if your phone was stolen, all the thief would need is your image to be able to gain access to all of your private emails, images, and contacts.

"The phones can be unlocked by the face of a sleeping person, or even just by a photo", one source stated.

The video shows that you can unlock the device using just a photo of the person that enabled the feature and a little patience.

Samsung's highly anticipated flagship model, the Samsung Galaxy S8 duo, was finally released a couple of days back and it's safe to say that the Seoul-based manufacturer hasn't failed to impress, yet. The South Korean giant plans to launch its virtual assistant with the new Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone.

The photo trick seems to have been confirmed in a Periscope video from Spanish Periscope user Marcianophone (about six minutes in). Plus, there's better technology already available that lets you unlock a device with your face, like Windows Hello, which uses special sensors to analyze the contours of your face. Considering that the product has still not been launched and the company might improve the facial recognition with software updates going ahead, we will have to wait and see how this feature develops going forward. In addition, the Galaxy S8 provides users with multiple options to unlock their phones through both biometric security options, and convenient options such as swipe and facial recognition.

Samsung's next major phone, the Galaxy S8, packs an impressive set of features. This weakness was first spotted by iDeviceHelp, who ran a test using a picture of the phone's registered user displayed on another smartphone. Look at what the new smartphones offer: Facial recognition, an intelligent agent called Bixby and Samsung Pass for secure mobile payments.

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