Galaxy S8 to use facial recognition for payments

Samsung is trying to convince banks to make use of facial recognition for mobile payments.

Samsung is hoping to help the Galaxy S8 standout from other flagship phones with facial recognition for mobile payments. The handset will use fingerprints as well as iris and facial recognition to authenticate for Samsung Pay, according to sources speaking to Bloomberg.

Previous rumours have suggested the Galaxy S8 will feature an iris scanner and facial recognition, while a Samsung employee was quoted as saying earlier this week that fingerprint recognition is "obsolete" compared to other security techniques.