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Samsung Galaxy S8 to include facial recognition for mobile payments

Monday 20 March 2017 | 01:05 PM CET

Samsung will incorporate facial-recognition technology for mobile payments as a new feature in the upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, according to a report from Bloomberg. 

Bloomberg said that the updated Galaxy will combine fingerprint authentication with iris and facial recognition to verify users accessing mobile payment services such as Samsung Pay.

Samsung is said to be working already with financial institutions to integrate the technology with mobile banking apps for the device.

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