Samsung Galaxy S8 to adopt facial scanning, ditch iris recognition

Most models will pack 4GB RAM, while Galaxy S8s sold in Korea and China will up this to 6GB. The device is expected to follow the design strategy of S8 Plus, with an internal S-Pen and new colour options in the lineup.

After the iPhone 7 launch in 2016, dual rear-cameras were expected to become an industry standard but it seems Samsung is not keen to follow suit.

The fall in inventory for the two phones is a positive for both companies, as well as for the handset supply chain ahead of the Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 8 releases. In fact, Samsung's teaser for the March 29 unpacked event also pointed towards a bezel-less metal body.This would be their first phone without a home button, but clearly, that's something the tech giant is willing to sacrifice to push design innovation.

A 12-megapixel main camera and 8-megapixel front-facing snapper are anticipated for the Galaxy S8, although a range of new features may also be included within its photographic capabilities.

So anyway, according to new renders based on information provided to reliable leaker OnLeaks, Samsung's Galaxy S8 is going to join the G6 in "fat shaming" other devices.

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USB-C charging will be included in the Galaxy S8, with users benefiting from this sophisticated, reversible form of connection. This will be backed up by micro SD, enabling fans of the Android-driven device to boost storage up to 256GB.

Now pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro are open on Samsung's China website. In that report a Samsung Executive admitted to a Korean publication that "We made a decision to have Galaxy S8 mounted with the face recognition function since iris recognition is limited in terms of accuracy and speed of recognition".

Meanwhile, some images, purportedly that of Samsung Galaxy S8 and its bigger cousin Galaxy S8+, surfaced on the Internet.

Samsung Electronics will hold a Galaxy S8 launch event at the Lincoln Center in NY and the London Here East in London on March 29 (local time).

With the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and J7 2017 already obtained FCC certification it really appears that these devices' release is just around the corner. The bottom of Galaxy S6 is similar to the iPhones.