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New patent details Samsung’s multi-camera iris recognition system

It has long been rumored that Samsung is going to introduce iris recognition in its mobile devices and a few weeks ago it released a tablet for the government and businesses in India that features an iris scanner. It’s also more or less confirmed that the Galaxy Note 7 is going to have an iris scanner onboard. Samsung has been working on this biometric technology for some time now and a new patent filed by the company details its multi-camera iris recognition system.

The patent on this Samsung invention is still pending, it details that the system may generate an image signal by capturing images of the face and eyes of the user and that it uses three lenses to capture the image signal before checking the iris of the user based on the image generated. It also looks at other factors before providing access to the device. The patent also notes that if the system does not recognize the person trying to access the device it will issue a voice message guiding them to retry the iris scan. Even though the Galaxy Note 7 is likely to be the first consumer device from Samsung to feature this technology the patent mentions that the iris scanning system may be used in a laptop computer, a wearable computer, an Internet of Things device, a tablet, and other products.

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Brayan C
Brayan C

Some one tell those first three geniuses that the ir blaster can be used when children in your house hide or drop the remote some where no one knows it and some times you are in a hurry to switch channels or lower down the tv volume !!!

maccyb
maccyb

Will be nice to see this. Better than a stupid IR blaster for people too lazy to move from their couch.

alozide
alozide

The IR blaster is also important, I use it a lot with apps like Anymote IR to automatically pause and play or mute my media devices if/when receiving or making calls etc, aircon and tv when on holidays, and more, so yes I do want the IR back, it’s a much better product with one than without thank you.

maccyb
maccyb

If you want an IR blaster, you can get an R. C. for about 5 euro. You shouldn’t wait for an IR blaster on the next Note. It won’t have one. Guaranteed. Im glad about that. If I ever got too lazy to put down my phone and pick up a remote control, there’s no point in being alive as at that point it would be too much effort to breathe. It’s the most useless wasteful thing to put on a smartphone like the Note. The Note is a business device, for people who work, not for lazy slobs who… Read more »

alozide
alozide

MACCYB that’s your opinion and each to their own on how they use their device, I stated already why I thought the IR is important to me and it’s a better product with one than without, if you can’t or don’t understand my point is down to you’re ignorance really, and you making statements about people been lazy is so far from the subject and unnecessary.

SkrollLock
SkrollLock

MACCYB, I guess I am the only one to agree with you about IR blaster xD

maccyb
maccyb

SKROLLLOCK. Well I’m glad someone does. Lol! Thanks! I’ve never used it on any previous Samsungs. I guess I’m not one of those potatoes with my ass welded to the couch. 🙂 I don’t mind reaching a few centimetres to the coffee table to pick up the remote. Maybe those with the big belly find it more difficult to reach over as they might spill their supersized cokes and Doritos…. or else they accidentally superglued their smartphone to their hand. Some people live a sad and inactive life. No wonder obesity is such a problem today.

stondec
stondec

More interested in IR blaster than this gimmicky feature.