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New Samsung S8 Leak Suggests Ambient Lighting Sensor is Available

Mar 15, 2017 06:32 AM EDT

With the never ending leaks published almost every week, there isn't very much mystery left regarding the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8. In two weeks or so, Samsung is expected to unveil its next-generation flagship smartphones and will put an end to all of the speculations.

The Korean-based giant tech recently announced that their two devices - Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will implement facial recognition function to add another layer of security. According to them, users will be able to unlock their phone within just 0.01 seconds with facial recognition, way faster than fingerprint and iris scanner.

Samsung's longtime rival Apple will be having their 10th anniversary this year and indeed will release a new line of iPhone - the iPhone 8 in September. After the disastrous Galaxy Note 7, Samsung seems determined to bounce back and compete with Apple's iPhone by creating a smartphone that could very well be the best phone for 2017-2018.  

Re-skinning firm Dbrand has posted a tweet last week, showing the final design of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ in high resolution with the caption "Don't ask questions".  Bear in mind that they are not really supposed to release any details of the product just because they gained the early access to the product design in order to create accessories. But that aside, this is an interesting leak, since it shows a lot of front-facing sensors on the phone that correspond with the image tweeted some time ago by Evan Blass.

What makes it more interesting is that there is an ambient light sensor in both posts, strongly indicate that this could be a new way to tune the S8's display based on the environment the users are in, similar to the iPad Pro 9.7 - more advanced than the existing ambient sensor that dims and brighten the display, according to Forbes.  Perhaps it's better to just wait for the official announcement by Samsung - which will eventually happen in a few weeks (March 29) at Samsung's Unpacked event.


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