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Report: Samsung Galaxy S8 Will Use Facial Recognition to Authenticate Mobile Payments

Bloomberg reports Samsung’s upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S8, will have facial recognition capabilities to verify user’s identity. The technology will primarily be used in mobile payment services such as Samsung Pay to provide users with enhanced security. According to the report, the Galaxy S8 will make combined use of phone’s iris scanner, fingerprint sensor, and facial recognition technology to further strengthen authentication for mobile payments. The feature will not come out-of-the-box, though. The company is currently working with banks and partners to embrace this new technology, which will likely take some months…

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