Major Galaxy S8 Feature Confirmed Accidentally by Samsung

Posted March 19, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy S8 rumour mill has been churning out a constant stream of stories, but the latest claim might just be one of the biggest. It already has been leaked that the Galaxy S8 will have a 5.8-inch display while the Galaxy S8 Plus will carry the 6.2-inch display.

Noting further details about the availability, the smartphone manufacturer asserts that Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will be available for pre-order starting today. In a bid to make mobile payments more trustworthy, Samsung is looking to treat its fans with a new facial recognition feature, alongside the other sensors for more security.

The new tablet also features the battery-free S Pen, which places a powerful creativity and productivity tool in the palm of users' hands, Samsung said.

In May 2016, a rumour suggested that Samsung's foldable phone (or phones) will carry the new Galaxy X branding, and launch alongside devices like the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in 2017.

This time, it was reported that Samsung chose to add cutting-edge security to stand out from rivals such as Apple Inc.'s iPhone and provided new Galaxy S8 with facial-recognition technology for mobile payments.

There is no home button on the phone, according to a report from tech blog BGR, which has a strong reputation for accuracy when it comes to leaks.

Both the S8 and S8+ are expected to use a 12-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. With the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the company seems set to achieve all this.

Blending fingerprint and facial recognition can be a great way to improve the security on the upcoming S8. It would also feature IP68 dust- and water-resistance.

The Bixby was mentioned on Samsung Italy's privacy page.

The scan could also be used to authenticate purchases made using the device. The decision has prompted a backlash among fans, many of whom say the position will force them to pick up the handset every time they want to unlock it and smudge the camera lens accidentally. Ubergizmo reported that the Galaxy S8 would feature faster wireless charging with a new Qi base.