Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge receive Android 7.0 Nougat

James Marshall
March 12, 2017

Meanwhile, the Galaxy S8+ is more or less the same width as the Note 7 but is 5.5mm taller.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) which was launched past year has now been spotted running on Android Nougat on a GeekBench.

The rumor comes from Korea Economic Daily, which was then picked up by The Investor. While the iris scanner added an extra layer of security, some reviewers felt that the process of unlocking your phone with it took too long.

"Due to some limits of iris scanning such as speed and accuracy, we have chosen to add facial recognition to the Galaxy S8", a Samsung official told the Korea Economic Daily.

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That certainly sounds like a good addition, and with Apple rumored to be implementing something similar in its next iPhone, it could help give Samsung an edge.

A new Samsung product with the model number SM-950U has appeared in the FCC, and it's thought that this is the unlocked Galaxy S8 since it follows Samsung's Galaxy S model number system (for example, the unlocked Galaxy S7 is SM-G930U).

Samsung plans to unveil the S8 at a press event in New York City on March 29. Both devices will offer curved displays and will not have a physical home button beneath the display.

As we saw in a series of photos exclusively published by BGR, the Galaxy S8 sports a bold new design that removes the oblong home button from beneath the screen and squeezes the ear speaker and sensors closer together above the screen. A recent report by VentureBeat says the on-sale date has been pushed back a week to April 28. Samsung Pay beta will also work on the Galaxy A5 (2017) and the Frontier Gear S3 and S3 Gear Classic smartwatches "soon".

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