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Apparently, it's pretty easy to fool the Galaxy S8's facial recognition lock

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Tobias Pedroso | 12 Abril, 2017, 15:42

A recent rumor claimed the Galaxy Note8 will make a debut into the world with a massive 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display to take on the Galaxy S8+'s 6.2-inch one.

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ now come with notable design changes, especially the new bezel-less screen on the top and bottom of the device for more screen estate, called the infinity display.

The Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition will come pre-installed with Microsoft's productivity and consumer applications such as Cortana, Excel, Outlook, OneDrive, OneNote, Bing, Groove, Skype, MSN News and more.

While Samsung's brand new Bixby voice assistant launches through a specific button on its left-hand side, Google Assistant is the voice AI that launches when you hold down the home button, arguably an easier launching method.

Our advice: If you get the Galaxy S8, don't use the facial recognition feature to lock your phone.

Earlier this month, we told you that a working Samsung foldable smartphone prototype might be ready for primetime as soon as Q3. The YouTube video above shows just the S8 facial recognition bypass.

If you're planning to pick up the Galaxy S8 and use facial recognition to secure the handset, think again. Microsoft has been heavily pushing its services with Android apps lately, and the Galaxy S8 already comes with a couple of Microsoft apps, like Office. Both Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ ship with the latest Snapdragon 835 processor and feature similar specifications except for the screen and battery size.

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 is important to reiterate that facial recognition, while convenient, can only be used for opening your Galaxy S8 and now cannot be used to authenticate access to Samsung Pay or Secure Folder.