Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is predicted to launch along with its sibling Samsung Galaxy S8+. Both of these insights indicate, that the company may be planning to put up a virtual home button on its upcoming stunner with pressure sensitivity.
"In a payments setting, this is a small but noticeable time and effort improvement over scanning fingerprints - and every little bit matters when attempting on swiping a card, a process that took minuscule effort to begin with". A new report claims that facial recognition on the Galaxy S8 will allow users to authenticate payments.
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 will reportedly sport a matte black finish, can shoot 1000fps videos, and use facial recognition to complete payments. The company is now working with banks and partners to embrace this new technology, which will likely take some months to complete.
Samsung hasn't commented the information so far. "But the smartphone unlocks faster and with more accuracy when it comes to recognising faces".
Samsung has made a point of stressing that the battery on the Galaxy S8 has undergone rigorous testing in a bid to avoid the issues of the Note 7. How the digital assistant will function specifically, however, has remained unclear, especially as it will likely clash with the Google Assistant that is being pushed as one of the main features of Android, which will power the Galaxy S8. However, that was developed largely in-house and the first version of the software won't borrow much from Viv Labs Inc., the US -based artificial-intelligence software company acquired by Samsung in October.
Samsung is glancing at taking over the smartphone world with a new radical smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy X. The tech company is speculated to release the foldable Galaxy X in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Elsewhere, TechTastic has got its hands on what seems to be three different colour options for the Galaxy S8, suggesting Samsung could be considering different colours for different markets - though, there's no way to be sure the photos are legit.