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Samsung’s latest trademark registrations hint at iris scanner for the Galaxy Note 6

We reported last month that there’s a possibility that the Galaxy Note 6 is going to feature an iris scanner. This biometric component has long been rumored for Samsung’s flagship devices but we’ve yet to see it surface in an actual product. Samsung has filed for registration of a couple of trademarks in the EU which suggests that it might finally happen later this year with the Galaxy Note 6.

According to a report, Samsung has filed for registering the “Samsung Iris” and “Samsung Eyeprint” trademarks in the European Union. This clearly hints at the possibility that the company’s upcoming flagship could feature an iris scanner, it’s not a feature that Samsung is likely to debut with a mid-range handset after all. Samsung has obviously confirmed nothing about the Galaxy Note 6 as yet, the handset itself is expected to be launched in August this year.

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preime101
preime101

Whilst the iris scanner on the lumia 950xl works quite reliably even in very dark environments it to be a bit slow so I hope Samsung have improved this

drmodify
drmodify

I hope they bring both ways to unlock your phone, iris scanner and fingerprint, but if there’s one to choose, I hope its the fingerprint scanner, it’s more ergonomic

Omaha4K
Omaha4K

once it scans your iris, which data base is it conveniently “stored” for any “future use”?? I’m sorry, Hal, I’m not able to do that …

preime101
preime101

Same one as your fingerprint: on your device. It isn’t collated and sent off to some big warehouse in the cloud. Your fingerprint is scanned by your phone and the resulting “image” is used as a unique pattern to create and then decode an access code. Nothing more. It is essentially just a very complex unlock pattern that is very very hard to crack.

lanoix
lanoix

i cant wait for this to come out!!

maccyb
maccyb

Being involved in manufacturing and design myself, can I just say that the time between filing a patent for a product and then manufacturing that product generally takes a lot longer than 3 months, 3 years is more likely, of course Samsung can do it faster but I’ll be pleasantly surprised if we see an iris scanner on any Samsung phone before 2017 at least. Patents are usually applied for before any actual development is done.

muehli_94
muehli_94

I agree with you on that point, but this article is not about a patent but about a trademark.
Therefore it could be possible that we see this “feature” in the Note 6.

sammy535
sammy535

Youre absolutely correct in this. However read properly this isn’t them filling a patent but rather a trademark. They’ve filed patents for an iris scanner around when the s5 was realised so almost 3 years ago so your claim supports the idea of note 6 having one rather than going against it.