Samsung Galaxy S8 'maybe' feature facial-recognition for mobile payments

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Apparently, a new cloned Galaxy S8 smartphone, which is made in China, has been released, which features a design nearly similar to the original S8 and costs only $100.

A notable addition in the S8 is the use of home-grown voice assistant dubbed Bixby, said the sources, adding it won't borrow any features from Viv Labs that Samsung acquired last October. Ubergizmo reported that the Galaxy S8 would feature faster wireless charging with a new Qi base. But that was before the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, before Samsung was placed in a position where it needed to make the Galaxy S8 really stand out.

The Chinese variants of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus are expected to be powered by the Exynos 8895 system-on-chip (SoC), just like the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge that launched in the Far Eastern country past year were also fueled by the Samsung-made chipset.

Ultimately Samsung will finally put all these rumours to bed later this month, but perhaps the bigger question is - with Apple also redesigning the iPhone in 2017 - has the company managed to keep any surprises up its sleeve? It will also employ more power-efficient organic light-emitting diode technology. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is predicted to launch along with its sibling Samsung Galaxy S8+.

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While on the other hand, the launch of Samsung Galaxy S8 is also important for the company as the company wants to recreate its image after the massive recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

The images above, for example - picked up by Sam Mobile - show the handset with a white front and a gold front: colors we've seen on leaked front panels before. Reports suggest that Samsung is also getting ready to offer a new jet black model.

Previous Galaxy phones have used facial recognition to unlock devices but the S8 will be the first to use the technology to verify financial payment applications. It is most probably a face or picture recognition scanner.

Blass predicts a 799€ price tag for the Galaxy S8 and an 899€ price for the Galaxy S8 Plus. Let us have a look at the specs of the smartphone.

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