Tech media is leading speculation that the next major Samsung Galaxy release will feature facial recognition alongside the iris reader which featured on the s7.A report in the Korea Economic Daily quoted officials as saying the iris authentication was too slow in comparison to face recognition.Officials at Samsung Electronics said on March 8, “We decided to have Galaxy S8 mounted with the face recognition function since iris recognition is limited in terms of accuracy and speed of recognition.” They noted, “If face recognition is added, it would contribute to unlocking the smartphone within 0.01 second.”Other sources said, “The development of face recognition technology for the software of the Galaxy S8 has already been completed.”The iPhone 8 is also rumoured to be studying face recognition for authentication.Apple has patented a new authentication solution for smartphones that would see a range of micro-LEDs used for fingerprint recognition rather than a dedicated sensor.