You can fool that Galaxy! Video shows Galaxy S8's face recognition bypassed by photo

Although it likely won't end up the disaster of galactic proportions that was the fiery Galaxy Note 7, the new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus already seem to be raising some concerns....
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80 Comments

40. hungpakto

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

same as fingerprint unlock can fake by a copy, only Iris can't

48. yonith

Posts: 228; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Great news for Law Enforcement!

49. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yeah, face recognition have always been a bit weird, because you'd need specialised hardware to see IR or similar to avoid the issue with pictures. and IR camera's aren't cheap. Iris scanners should not have the same issues, if done properly anyway.

50. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

This why we need a front facing fps and not this nonsense they gave us.

52. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Front facing FPS if it's on the bottom bezel is the worst place for ladge phones. You can not reach it one-handed without dropping the phone. On the back is much more practical. I don't even use the 'home button' or 'back button' on my Note while using with one hand. Instead I use the one-hand mode banner on the side of the screen. It's great. Check it out.

57. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Exactly, I am not sure how the FPS placement is any worse than the front at the very very bottom of the chin. The GS8 fps is still roughly near your index finger. Front facing fingerprint sensors are no where near a finger when you naturally grip a phone.

63. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

And how do you how i grip my phone? I have a really tiny hands and i will never be able to get my finger up there where the s8 fps is, The front fps imo is the best placement of them all iand t's easily reachable and i can also use it when my phone is on a table.

79. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

I know how you hold a phone because human beings hold things all the same, with five fingers...and with the most grip and comfort possible. I can show you pictures of a normal grip if you don't believe me. In a normal grip your thumb is no where near the bottom chin. But your right index finger is pretty close to where Samsung has it if your are a righty. Like I said, the heart rate sensor on the GS6 is much easier to reach than the home button/fps is.

64. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

I have a really tiny hands and i can reach the fps on my s7 edge without a problem and imo this is by far the best placement plus you can use it when the phone sits in the table, i will skip any next future galaxy phones until the fps be back on the front or i'lll find better alternatives.

56. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

No worries...I know this is not secure way to lock phone since ICS days. That's when face unlock was launched in android!

58. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Another half a** feature by Samsung. But everything else (except the battery) is perfect about the phone.

60. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

I believe one of the Samsung ads at the event had some kids jump on their dad put the his phone in front of his face to unlock it and then run off. I don't think they care. lol

62. poojarathod

Posts: 41; Member since: Mar 06, 2017

really face detection unlock feature in this s8 and s8+ series? is this true?

66. brasstax

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Why even mention the Note 7 in this article? How can a known quirk that is self advertised and warning issued in all implementations even compare to a phone potentially burning or blowing up in your pocket? Note 7 was a major mistake and Samsung has already paid for it in the costliest manner possible in terms of loss of trust and revenue. But they have moved on. Why keep inserting the Note 7 in every Samsung article especially concerning the G8? Either this is intended as a cheap underhand click bait tactic or worse to sow seeds of doubt in people's minds about Samsung. Neither is laudable. The Note 7 is done and dusted guys. Move on.

67. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Facial and iris scanner are a gimmick on samsung new phone.nothing special apart from the small bezels which i would appreciate if it didnt had that edge screen.

69. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Facial and iris scanner are a gimmick on samsung new phone" That's entirely subjective. So, it isnt a point of debate.

70. mikehunta727 unregistered

I would say facial scanner is eh but iris scanner is absolutely actually incredible and really secure stuff. Iris scanner is awesome dude

71. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

S8 is an epic flop.

77. drkuthan

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

stupid again .... it is a samsung

80. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Apple come late in the game of feature but when she does implement it, she normally get it right. And face recognition will be one of them, and every will copy.
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