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Samsung Galaxy S8 iris scanner teased in official video


Samsung is continuing to drip-feed us details of the forthcoming Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphone, this time with a new short ad being shown in its home country of South Korea.

The clip, which has not been uploaded to YouTube, pans out to show a maze in the shape of a human eye.

Iris scanning security has long been mooted as a key feature in the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

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Samsung incorporated the technology in last year’s Galaxy Note 7, which it was forced to discontinue just weeks after launch owing to exploding batteries.

Recent reports have suggested that the Galaxy S8’s iris scanner will be complimented by facial recognition technology, something Samsung claims unlocks a device in just 0.01 seconds.

While Samsung is set to keep fingerprint scanning security on the Galaxy S8, with a newly configured home button on the rear of the device, one its executives has claimed that such technology will be ‘obsolete’ in the next few years.

Samsung will launch the Galaxy S8 and S8+ at a special event in New York on 29th March.

The phone is set to feature a new, all-screen front and a revamped user interface.

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