Samsung's Galaxy S8 facial recognition feature can be fooled with a photo

While more devices supporting Bluetooth 5.0 will likely come out in the near future, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus now stand with this advantage over other smartphones in the market.

Preorders for the new flagship phone by Samsung starts today, March 30, with the phones hitting the shelves on April 21.

Even before its official launch, smartphone experts are criticizing Samsung Galaxy S8 phones after one of their colleagues managed to bypass the facial recognition feature that ships with these phones by flashing a photo of himself in front of the phone.

Just look through the various forum threads over on Android Central and you'll bound to come across many that are now pitting Samsung's latest against the LG G6.

The DeX Station is a small puck-shaped dock that plugs into an external monitor and essentially gives Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus users a desktop experience. The special Microsoft Edition adds Cortana alongside Microsoft Outlook, which only but adds to the bloatware already available on the phones from Samsung. The new Galaxy S8 phones also include a USB Type-C port, on-screen or virtual navigation buttons, a Bixby button, Iris Scanners, Bluetooth 5.0, and more internal storage out of the box.

These aren't exactly drastic differences with the Samsung Galaxy S8 duo but there is one thing that the LG lacks which gives the Samsung device a worthy edge.

T-Mobile says the Galaxy S8 will be "twice as fast in hundreds of cities" because of the technologies at work. Check out all of the ways you can pre-order the S8 and the top Galaxy S8 deals and incentives so far. DeX Station has two USB-A 2.0 ports, an Ethernet slot, an HDMI output slot, and a USB-C charging port. "Furthermore, its optimized interface allows users to easily multitask, watch videos in resizable windows, reply to messages via a task bar and more, directly from their smartphone on a larger display using a keyboard and mouse".

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