Samsung unveiled new Galaxy models with larger screens and Virtual assistant

Elizabeth Williams
April 21, 2017

One of the most anticipated features of recently launched Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus was the virtual voice assistant Bixby. The launch follows Samsung's messed up release of the Note 7, which was recalled twice after fires.

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. The Galaxy S8 looks so sleek and classy; Apple is going to follow the same plan for the Apple iPhone 8.

- The new Samsung Pay enables the Galaxy phones to be used as a digital wallet.

Already, though, the Galaxy S8 isn't off to the best of starts, as it seems that one of its key security features may not be quite as secure as the company implied. This weakness was first spotted by iDeviceHelp, who ran a test using a picture of the phone's registered user displayed on another smartphone.

To see a selfie fool the Galaxy S8, follow the Marcianophone link below, then skip to the 6:30 mark and watch it get performed repeatedly.

Just recently, we received a report that the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will soon be available for purchase.

As Samsung's top-tier smartphones, the Galaxy S8 models will challenge the latest Apple iPhones.

Now, you can swiftly unlock your screen using iris scanning and facial recognition technology, a definite step above the ol' fingerprint scanner (which you can still use, if you're the old-school type). The new smartphones are powered by the new octa-core Exynos processors with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It was also found out that the software only works with Samsung phones running Android 7.0 Nougat.

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