Samsung Galaxy S8’s facial recognition can be tricked with a photo

iPhone 8 is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated smartphones out there. This year, Apple is expected to launch a special iPhone to celebrate 10 years of iPhone. One of the rumored features of this year’s iPhone is its facial scanning.

In reality, facial scanner is not a new concept, as it has existed for a while on top-tier Android-based smartphones. However, Samsung seems to be one step ahead of Apple this year by introducing facial scanning with its recently-released Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Facial scanning may be a great feature that adds an extra layer of security to your device. However, according to a recently-posted video, the Galaxy S8’s facial system recognition can be fooled by showing it a photo.

According to the video, Samsung Galaxy S8’s facial recognition was completely fooled after a few attempts in a room with full light. In reality, this is not the first time that the facial recognition on a smartphone has been fooled by showing it a photo of a person who has already set up his face as trusted, which explains why Samsung has added iris scanner to its recently-unveiled Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

As mentioned above, facial scanning is not new. In reality, Google once debuted a facial recognition system on the days of Android Jelly Beans, and the feature proved vulnerable to the photo trick. According to tech experts, the upcoming iPhone 8 will come with a more advanced facial recognition system, thus making it harder to compromise.

The upcoming iPhone 8 has long been rumored to feature an OLED display, long-range wireless charging and a glass body. Besides, the new handset will likely include a radical redesign with Touch ID and camera embedded into display.

The latest rumors claim that the premium iPhone 8 will still launch this September but in limited quantities due to supply chain issues.

We are now so close to the unveiling of the next generation iPhone models. Let’s wait and see.

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