Monday, 11 July 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might inject a little 'EyePhone' into Android

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might inject a little 'EyePhone' into Android

Not satisfied with passcode or fingerprint scanner protecting your Galaxy phone? If so, you might be in luck when the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 arrives, as a leaked image of the device appears to come with an iris scanner.
Lenses appearing to house the biometric security measure can be seen in a series of pictures uploaded via Twitter by Steve Hemmerstoffer - a leaker with a proven track record, such as predicting both the iPhone SE and the iPad Pro.

Image Credit: OnLeaks

An abundance of sensors on the front face of the leaked prototype leads us to believe that at least one is the device's oft-umored iris scanner.
leaked faceplate tipped us off to the idea earlier this month, but seeing the phone form into something more complete helps confirm suspicions.
While forward-thinking of Samsung and a first for the Galaxy lineup, iris scanning has made it way to smartphones before - most notably the Lumia 950 XL. The feature isn't as popular as scanning your fingerprint yet, but could take off using the better-known name of Samsung's phablet line.