Samsung Galaxy S8 owners will be able to use their face to pay for items- Reports

As the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 draws closer, more and more features about the new gadget are being uncovered.

New reports have suggested the smartphone will employ facial recognition to authorise payments made using Samsung Pay.

Citing "people familiar with the matter," Bloomberg has stated the new phone will "blend fingerprint, iris and facial detection to verify users accessing mobile services."

It’s already working with banks to help them embrace facial recognition systems in coming months, they said, asking not to be identified talking about a private matter. Samsung declined to comment."

According to the report, the feature won't be available at the launch of the phone, but will be rolled out in the months afterwards.

Previous Samsung handsets, including the ill-fated Note 7, allowed users to unlock the phones with their eyes. But so far none have used facial recognition to authorise payments.

Samsung is widely believed to be revealing the phone to the public on March 28 at a special Unpacked event in New York.