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Samsung Galaxy S10 face unlock can be easily fooled by photos or videos

Last month, Samsung introduced us with one of the best flagship smartphone in the world — Galaxy S10. No doubt, the smartphone comes with great specifications and a lot of features. But one feature that is face unlock is not the best, you can easily fool face unlock feature of Galaxy S10 with a video or photo of yourself. This face unlock feature can be also fooled on Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e.

Lewis from Unbox Therapy tricked and fooled S10’s face unlock with a video played on another phone. Face unlock feature doesn’t even recognized the screen resolution, not even pixel details, not the focus distance or any other things, it just bypassed everything and unlocked the smartphone with just a video of yourself played on another smartphone.

Emanuele from AndroidWorld.it also fooled S10’s face unlock with just a static photo of himself. The smartphone quickly unlocked without recognising it is a static photo.

In Settings, Galaxy S10 enables by default a “faster recognition” for face unlock which states that “it reduces security, increasing the possibility of a video or image being incorrectly recognized as your face.” So, it advised that if you are planning to set face unlock on your new S10 then turn “faster recognition” setting to off.

But SmartWorld claims that they had this setting off when testing face unlock with static photo and still S10 unlocked.

Galaxy S10 Face Unlock

To recall, last year’s Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy Note 9 used to come with Iris Scanner on the front which was way more than any face unlock feature but Samsung quietly removed it on S10 series to introduced bezel-less display with the punch-hole display.


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Shubham Mishra

Founder and Chief Editor at PaidFreeDroid. Shubham likes to keep on top of the tech world and loves to help people around him who face day to day trouble with technology.

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