X

Phones

Galaxy S7 once again rumored to feature an iris scanner

It’s not unusual to hear all sorts of rumors about an upcoming Samsung flagship before the device is formally unveiled by the company, that’s how it always is, and it’s not going to change. The Wall Street Journal had reported that the S7 could feature a retina scanner, and the same rumor has now cropped up again from another source. It’s not like we haven’t heard this one before; even the Galaxy S5 was rumored to feature an iris scanner, but we all know it didn’t and neither does the Galaxy S6.

This rumor also suggests that the Galaxy S7 is going to be more expensive as opposed to the Galaxy S6 mainly because it has the iris scanner and its predecessor does not. It’s also claimed that the iris scanner will be present in all variants of the Galaxy S7 though it’s unclear whether the fingerprint scanner will stick around or not, since the iris scanner will more or less do what it already does like provide easy unlocking of the device as well as authorization of mobile payments.

An iris scanner will certainly make the Galaxy S7 stand out from the competition, but be cautious, we’ve heard this before and it didn’t turn out to be true. There’s nothing to really hint right now that it’s going to be true when the Galaxy S7 is formally unveiled.

Source

5 Comments

Sign in »

5
Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

s2insider
s2insider

What’s the point of iris scanner. They already got the fingerprint scanner which obviously more comfortable to use. Do you want to bring your phone close to the eyes every time you’re unlocking it? This sensor isn’t like camera that it could scan accurately at arm length. Bringing in this new nonsense feature is just a waste of the company’s manufacturing resource and time. We’ve already see this rumor since S5 to S6 and it turned out to be just that. Might as well throw in some rumor about DNA scanner for extra.

AmazingAura01
AmazingAura01

Yes girl let it out let it out. I agree with you.

s2insider
s2insider

I would rather go and bet on the removable battery and Micro SD. That would worth more. Judging from the leaking case, S7 back cover seems not to be removable but I still hope they would have SD card slot on the side as the same way as SIM card slot. That wouldn’t ruin much of the design ain’t it?

herpherpherp
herpherpherp

First rumour that the S7 is back to expensive, 3 weeks ago it was “10% cheaper than the S6 will be”

tswfootball
tswfootball

lol, why? What are you going to do with an iris scanner. It’ll never be as easy as fingerprint.