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Does Samsung Galaxy Book S support Windows Hello face authentication?

Samsung Galaxy Book S open on table.
Samsung Galaxy Book S open on table. (Image credit: Daniel Rubino/Windows Central)

Does Samsung Galaxy Book S support Windows Hello face authentication?

The Samsung Galaxy Book S and Windows Hello

While it's true that the Samsung Galaxy Book S has a forward-facing webcam, it, unfortunately, does not work with Windows Hello facial recognition. Thankfully, however, the device does have a fingerprint reader that allows you to sign in with Windows Hello that way. Though this method isn't as quick or convenient as facial recognition is, it's just as secure, and it's not any slower than typing in a password.

Why you should get a Samsung Galaxy Book S

The Samsung Galaxy Book S

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There are plenty of great things about the Samsung Galaxy Book S that make up for the lack of Windows Hello facial recognition. The device is one of the most portable laptops out there, as it comes with an incredibly thin and light chassis that's 11.8mm thick and weighs only 0.98kg. LTE connectivity compliments this portability spectacularly, allowing you to access the internet no matter where you are. The competent Snapdragon 8cx CPU does wonders for battery life, too, allowing you to use the device for upwards of 23 hours before needing a recharge.

Some other impressive features of the Samsung Galaxy Book S include a comfortable, low-profile keyboard, AKG speakers with Dolby Atmos technology built into them, a crisp 13-inch HD touch display with excellent color accuracy, and dual USB-C ports (not Thunderbolt 3) that can be used to connect peripherals, transfer data, and charge the laptop.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.