Samsung Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Feature Can Reportedly Be Bypassed With a Photo

Samsung Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Feature Can Reportedly Be Bypassed With a Photo
  • The image was posted by iDeviceHelp on YouTube
  • Company pitched the facial recognition as an important security feature
  • The company might improve the feature with software updates

After a major smartphone is launched and more people get their hands on the device, interesting bits of information about the device's features start popping up. It has turned out the same way for Samsung's new Galaxy S8 smartphone as the facial recognition feature, an important security element, on the device can reportedly be fooled and bypassed using just the picture of the user.

YouTube account iDeviceHelp has posted a video, sourced by @marcianophone that is claimed to show the Galaxy S8's facial recognition feature can be fooled just by using the image of the user.

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ With Bixby, Infinity Display Launched

In the video, the user simply takes another smartphone with user's picture on it and takes it slowly moves it towards the Galaxy S8 to unlock the device. The ease with which the user was able to unlock the device should pose a concern for the users despite other ways of securing the device.

Even though biometric security features have been found to be vulnerable to hackers earlier as well, Samsung has pitched facial recognition along with the iris scanner as secure authentication features that help you enhance the protection of your device. It true, the video could prove the South Korean company wrong.

As the company has already received relentless criticism for the lack of user safety due to the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, Samsung would not want the user security offered by devices to come in question as well. Considering that the product has still not been launched and the company might improve the facial recognition with software updates going ahead, we will have to wait and see how this feature develops going forward.


  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Gorgeous looks and excellent construction quality
  • Brilliant displays
  • Phenomenal camera quality
  • Class-leading performance
  • Bad
  • No flat screen option
  • Nearly unusable fingerprint reader
  • Software stuffed with unnecessary features
Display 5.80-inch
Processor Samsung Exynos 8895
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
OS Android 7.0
Resolution 1440x2960 pixels

For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Foxconn Reports Jump in Profits, Likely on iPhone 7 Bookings
iPhone 8 Tipped to Pack 3GB of RAM, Not Sport Curved Edges
Share on Facebook Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment



© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2022. All rights reserved.