Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launch in New York on March 29, 2017.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launch in New York on March 29, 2017. Greg Dawkins

Samsung just made life a little more simpler

Panic started to set in.

I couldn't remember the pin to unlock my suitcase.

Passwords, pins, user names - how are we supposed to remember them all? It's getting out of control.

The scene reminded me of my latest call to IT - you know the one when you embarrassingly and apologetically ask for help because you can't remember your log-in details for the fifth thing you need at work.

I joked with the saint on the other end of the line about when the finger print or iris scan log-ins were coming.

Interestingly enough I was packing for the Samsung Unpacked event in New York. I did get my suitcase unlocked eventually - I asked my wife.

The struggle is real.

But things would be a lot easier if we had less pins and passwords to remember, surely.

Enter Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ -- the latest instalments of the flagship smartphone from the South Korean electronics giant.

And one of the main reasons why I would want to get my hands on one of these latest smartphones - to make things easier (and the infinity display is really cool too).

The Galaxy S8 offers a range of biometric technologies including a fingerprint scanner, iris scanner and facial recognition so users can select a secure authentication method that works best for them.

Unlocking your phone by picking it up and looking at it - smooth.

There's also the finger print option which has moved to the back of the phone with no home key button on the near bezel-less Galaxy S8. Works for me.

Perfect. But what about those bank card pins?

Galaxy S8 and S8+ users will be able to leave their physical cards at home with Samsung Pay, which turns the smartphone into a digital wallet. It can be used almost anywhere where a credit or debit card is used.

Choosing from the same secure biometric authentication methods you can authorize those payments.

This will only get better as Samsung continues builds its partnerships, already with more than 870 worldwide banking organisations. Samsung Pay has processed more than 240 million transactions to date.

The struggle is over.

Now where did I put my charger?

The writer is a guest of Samsung Australia in New York


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