Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images SeongJoon Cho— Bloomberg — Getty ImagesSamsung is seeking to stand out from its competitors by using facial recognition technology in its new Galaxy S8 smartphone.
While Samsung phones have used facial recognition for unlocking devices in the past, this move will extend the technology to support secure financial transactions.
Rival company Apple is also paying attention to facial recognition: Last week, the tech giant acquired a patent for a way to “detect faces using information in digital video feeds,” Bloomberg reports.
Samsung Electronics Co. signage is displayed at the company’s Seocho office building in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.
The company is also reportedly working with banks to “help them embrace” these recognition systems.
Here is how the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are rumoured to stack up against the Pixel and Pixel XL.
S8 and S8 Plus rumoured to have slimmer bezelsS8 and S8 Plus rumoured to be waterproofAll devices thought to have rear fingerprint sensorThe Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are rumoured to feature the same design, but differ in terms of physical size.
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL also offer the same design as each other, except for size.
The Pixel is the smaller of the two, measuring 143.8 x 69.5mm, while the Pixel XL measures 154.7 x 75.8mm.
S8 and S8 Plus both expected to be larger than Pixel and Pixel XLS8 and S8 Plus should both be curvedS8 and S8 Plus both expected to have at least Quad HD resolutionsThe Samsung Galaxy S8 is said to be coming with a curved 5.8-inch display, while the S8 Plus is rumoured to be featuring a curved 6.2-inch screen.
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