Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), A8+ (2018) user manual leak confirms these features

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), A8+ (2018) user manual leak confirms these features

The new Galaxy A series superior smartphones are expected to be unveiled in January as the successors to the Galaxy A8 that was unveiled in September 2016.

More secure biometric authentication - like fingerprint sensing, iris scanning and facial recognition - is always a good thing, but the update may seem especially necessary after hackers were able to fool the iris scanner on the Galaxy S8 using a photo and contact lenses.

"The Galaxy S9's iris scanner will have an improved camera lens and functions to make it better [at recognizing] the eyes of users", according to the report.

South Korean tech giant Samsung's Galaxy A series - the mid-segment smartphone lineup - again surfaced online after the user manual for the upcoming phones was uploaded online on Samsung's website. The company first introduced iris security technology to their users with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

Orchid Grey colour options have so far only been available on Samsung's higher-end flagships, including the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, additionally it hasn't been available in all regions, primarly being an exclusive inside the Asian market. This iris scanner is believed to be capable of identifying the users instantly even with glasses and in bright or dim lighting conditions.

Currently, fingerprint and iris scanning are the only biometric methods Samsung deems secure enough to use as authentication for Samsung. The smartphones are also appeared to have two SIM card slots - one supporting a Nano SIM and a microSD card. It is likely that the company is mass producing the Clear ID scanner along with Samsung.

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