Tag: Samsung

From: TechWorm - Samsung unveils the world’s first ‘stretchable’ display

Samsung showcases a stretchable OLED display that can bend, fold and roll Bendable/Foldable phones are hugely anticipated to be the next frontline of smartphone design, and pushing that technology to another level is Samsung Display, who recently unveiled the world’s ‘first stretchable OLED display‘. Samsung’s display-making affiliate unveiled the first prototype of a 9.1-inch stretchable […]

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From: BGR - Leak: Can the iPhone 8 compete with a Galaxy Note 8 that looks like this?

Samsung is working hard to ensure that its upcoming new Galaxy Note 8 is the hottest new smartphone of 2017, but only figuratively this time. The Galaxy Note 7 was nothing short of a total disaster, which is obviously a shame since reviewers and consumers alike absolutely loved the phone until it started exploding in people’s hands. In 2017, Samsung moved toward a fresh and exciting new design with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The phones’ new Infinity Displays occupy an impressive 83% of their front sides, creating a more immersive experience than we’ve ever seen before on a widely available flagship smartphone.

With the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung is rumored to be pushing its sleek new “all-screen” design even further, and now a new leak points to what may end up being the most stunning smartphone the world has ever seen.

Apple’s upcoming new iPhone 8 is set to be unveiled in September ahead of a rumor launch at some point between late September and early November. According to what we’ve heard from nearly a dozen independent sources by now, the phone is expected to sport a bold new design that’s somewhat similar to the Galaxy S8, but perhaps even more sleek thanks to its polished stainless steel edges. If this new leak pans out, however, Samsung might be ready to show up Apple’s tenth-anniversary iPhone even before it launches.

A video posted on Thursday morning by Twitter user @mmddj_china shows what is believed to be the glass front panel from Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 8. As you can see quite clearly in the video, the glass panel has almost no bezels at all on the sides, and very narrow bezels above and below the opening for the display.

https://twitter.com/mmddj_china/status/867692787919081472

This Twitter user has a decent track record, and the glass panel seen here is in line with what we’ve been hearing about the Note 8. If this leak pans out, Samsung may be prepping a phone that Apple has tremendous difficulty topping, at least in terms of design. The Note 8 is also rumored to feature an in-screen fingerprint scanner and a dual-lens rear camera, similar to what we’re expecting from Apple’s iPhone 8.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 is expected to be unveiled and released in the late summer, ahead of Apple’s iPhone 8 announcement.

From: BGR - Samsung insists your Galaxy S8’s iris scanner can’t be hacked in real life

Security researchers showed that the Galaxy S8’s iris scanner can be easily bypassed with the right tools. After the video had come out, Samsung issued a first response, reassuring customers that it’s aware of the issue, and that it’ll further study the matter. Since then, the company made other official comments on the hack, saying that it’s unlikely for it to work in real life use.

“Although the one-minute video (that shows the sensor being fooled with a dummy eye) appears simple, it is hard to see that happening in real life,” a Samsung spokesperson told The Korea Herald.

“You need a camera that can capture infrared light (used in the video), which is no longer available in the market. Also, you need to take a photo of the owner’s iris and steal his smartphone. It is difficult for the whole scenario to happen in reality.”

Samsung comment doesn’t dispute the fact that the iris scanner can be hacked that way, even if the company seems to minimize the threat.

Soon after the Galaxy S8 was launched, users showed that the face unlock mechanism can be bypassed with the help of a photo. Samsung was aware of the issue, which is why face unlock can’t be used for Samsung Pay transactions.

However, the iris scanner was advertised as “one of the safest ways to keep your phone locked.” The security feature is used to authenticate Samsung Pay purchases.

From: BGR - Samsung insists your Galaxy S8’s iris scanner can’t be hacked in real life

Security researchers showed that the Galaxy S8’s iris scanner can be easily bypassed with the right tools. After the video had come out, Samsung issued a first response, reassuring customers that it’s aware of the issue, and that it’ll further study the matter. Since then, the company made other official comments on the hack, saying that it’s unlikely for it to work in real life use.

“Although the one-minute video (that shows the sensor being fooled with a dummy eye) appears simple, it is hard to see that happening in real life,” a Samsung spokesperson told The Korea Herald.

“You need a camera that can capture infrared light (used in the video), which is no longer available in the market. Also, you need to take a photo of the owner’s iris and steal his smartphone. It is difficult for the whole scenario to happen in reality.”

Samsung comment doesn’t dispute the fact that the iris scanner can be hacked that way, even if the company seems to minimize the threat.

Soon after the Galaxy S8 was launched, users showed that the face unlock mechanism can be bypassed with the help of a photo. Samsung was aware of the issue, which is why face unlock can’t be used for Samsung Pay transactions.

However, the iris scanner was advertised as “one of the safest ways to keep your phone locked.” The security feature is used to authenticate Samsung Pay purchases.

From: Digital Trends - Americans are more satisfied with Apple’s iPhone SE than its larger-screen rivals

While larger screens seem to be dominating the smartphone market, the iPhone SE took first place in the Annual Customer Satisfaction Index — receiving a score of 87 out of 100. The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and iPhone 7 Plus trailed closely behind.

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From: Blog – Hackaday - Fooling Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Recognition

We have a love-hate relationship with biometric ID. After all, it looks so cool when the hero in a sci-fi movie enters the restricted-access area after having his hand and iris scanned. But that’s about the best you can say about biometric security. It’s conceptually flawed in a bunch of ways, and nearly every implementation we’ve seen gets broken sooner or later.

Case in point: prolific anti-biometry hacker [starbug] and a group of friends at the Berlin CCC are able to authenticate to the “Samsung Pay” payment system through the iris scanner. The video, embedded below, shows you how: take …read more