Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Receiving March 2017 Security Patch

After launching its new flagship smartphone in NY last week - the Galaxy S8 - users lucky enough to get their hands on the device have found a slight problem with its facial recognition security feature. However, this requires root access which is not available yet for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones.

I'm sure you remember what a nightmare the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone was for Samsung.

The Galaxy S8 design opens up "new ways to experience the world", said Samsung Mobile Communications president DJ Koh in a statement.

As well as stating that "salvageable components shall be detached for reuse" and that "processes such as metals extraction shall be performed using environmentally friendly methods", the Korean tech giant also added that: "Devices shall be considered to be used as refurbished phones or rental phones where applicable". That statement is in reference to its curved, edge-to-edge AMOLED "Infinity Display".

The South Korean phone maker issued a statement explaining that the feature was created to be "a convenient action to open your phone, similar to the swipe-to-unlock action", but not as secure as its other methods.

Until the first S8 catches fire, the focus is on attempting to prove that there is something wrong with the S8s tech and the first story out is all about the facial recognition feature being trousers.

Unfortunately, scammers have already found a way to bypass this biometric security feature.

But a video surfaced on YouTube, in which MarcianoPhone, via iDeviceHelp, published a demonstrated that if a second person showed the S8 a photo of the user it recognised, it would still unlock to the homescreen.

This has worked flawlessly on my unrooted Galaxy S7 Edge running Android Nougat, but it's not yet clear whether other devices are supported.

Many fans took to the thread to say that they would have preferred if the device was thicker.

Whether you want to surf the web faster, stream Netflix movies with less stuttering or download apps in the blink of an eye, the Galaxy S8's Gigabit LTE support should let you do just that. That's because patterns in your irises are unique to you and are virtually impossible to replicate, meaning iris authentication is one of the safest ways to keep your phone locked.

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