Samsung Officially Announces New Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Smartphones 

The Galaxy S8 is the latest flagship smartphone from Korean giant Samsung featuring Google’s latest Android 7 Nougat OS. In size, it measures 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm and weighs 152g. The Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED infinity display (a bezel-less edge-to-edge screen) with resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels (586ppi pixel density). It is powered by octa core 64-bit 10nm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB RAM. For multimedia, the Galaxy S8 packs a 12MP DualPixel camera at back with Optical Image Stabilisation and 4K video recording and an 8MP front facing camera for video calls and Selfie pictures. 

The Galaxy S8 comes pre-installed with Google’s latest Android 7 Nougat OS. For storage, it comes with 64GB built-in memory and micro-SD card slot. In addition to that it comes with a 3000mAh battery with fast charging technology. The Galaxy S8 also comes with an iris scanner which can unlock your smartphone just by looking at it. 

The Galaxy S8+ features a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED infinity display with resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels (531ppi pixel density). In size, it measures 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm and weighs 173g. It is powered by same octa core 10nm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB RAM as in Galaxy S8. For multimedia, the Galaxy S8+ packs a 12MP DualPixel rear camera with OIS and 4K video recording capability and an 8MP front facing camera for video calls and Selfie pictures. 

The Galaxy S8+ comes pre-installed with Google’s latest Android 7 Nougat OS. For storage, it comes with 64GB internal storage and micro-SD card slot. Additionally, it comes with a powerful 3500mAh battery with fast charging technology. The Galaxy S8+ will be available to purchase in five different colors: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver and Maple Gold. It will go on sale in selected markets in Europe starting April 28th. The Galaxy S8 will cost $750/€809 whereas Galaxy S8+ will be available to purchase for $850/€909. Stay tuned for more updates. 

Update: Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Scanner hacked by using a point and shoot camera, laser printer and Contact Lens 

According to Chaos Computer Club, a german hacking group, the iris scanner of Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S8, can be bypassed using a point and shoot camera, laser printer and a contact lens. The hack was done by taking a picture of the target from about 5 meters away and printing a close up of the eye on a laser printer. Then a regular contact lens was placed on top of the print to replicate the curve of an eyeball. When the print was held in front of Galaxy S8, it unlocked.
“The security risk to the user from Iris recognition is even bigger than with fingerprints as we expose our irises a lot,” said Dirk Engling, spokesperson for CCC.