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Galaxy S8 may feature facial recognition for mobile payments

The Samsung Galaxy S8 will reportedly use facial recognition and iris scanning to authorise payments

The new colors included are Black Sky, Arctic Silver, and Orchid Grey.

According to Evan Blass (@evleaks), pricing for Samsung's Galaxy S8, at least in European regions, will land at about 799€ which converts to around $850 in USA dollars.

People having knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg that the new Galaxy handset would pack fingerprint, iris and facial detection to verify mobile services like Samsung Pay.

This seems plausible considering the price of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Galaxy S8 could even beat Sony's Xperia XZ Premium, though taking into consideration the former does not have an exact number of frames per second.

In other Galaxy S8 news, European prices for the phones and their accessories have also been leaked by Blass.

You can take a more detailed look at the specs of the Tab 3 on Samsung's website. According to reports, US carrier Sprint is also rolling out an Android Security Update to the Galaxy S5 on its network. Also as per latest claims of some insiders, Samsung has designed its Galaxy S8 with a sleek front panel from top to bottom leaving no space for a physical home button.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 started receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat a few days ago, but this was only confirmed for a single market in Europe - Turkey.

Meanwhile we are hearing that the Galaxy S8 will have facial-recognition technology for mobile payments. But it's worth mentioning after Apple faced criticism over its decision to ditch the jack in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

It is possible Galaxy S8 aspects including the larger display and biometric features such as a fingerprint scanner and iris or facial recognition scanner could influence the price of the smartphone. None of these colors are new from Samsung but the names surely are.

The Galaxy A5 (2017) had to settle for the fourth spot this week, while the Galaxy S8 retains fifth.

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