Samsung Galaxy S8 to boast of facial recognition, come in violet color

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Samsung might not be cramming its new Galaxy S8 handset with powerful iris scanning tech, but its face recognition capabilities could be off the hook.

"Due to some limits of iris scanning such as speed and accuracy, we have chose to add facial recognition to the Galaxy S8", a Samsung official told the Korea Economic Daily. The official said that the system allows user authentication in under 0.01 seconds.

The Galaxy S8 is set to come with a 5.8' Quad HD Super AMOLED display along with IP68 dust and water resistance, Samsung Knox, Samsung Pay, Wireless Charging, 4G LTE support and earphones tuned by AKG.

South Korean technology giant Samsung is expected to unveil its next flagship on March 29 and we already have a lot of information about the device thanks to leaks and half baked online reports. The Samsung has supposedly dropped all its physical buttons from the front in a clever ploy to keep the device small enough to use in one hand. Since the phone is powered on in this new image, it's possible to see the on-screen home button which carries a square shape and has also previously leaked.

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Another reason behind Samsung adding the feature could be that it would be a novel addition, since it was not available in Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.

While the Galaxy C7 Pro smartphone was officially unveiled around a couple of months ago the world's most populous nation, the mid-range Galaxy C5 Pro was kept secret until its recent release.

After its announcement on March 29, Samsung is believed to planning to release the Galaxy S8 line in April. The smaller 5.8-inch model might be priced at Euro 799 (roughly $847 or Rs 56400) and the bigger 6.2-inch one at Euro 899 (about $953 or Rs 63500).

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