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Here’s the first look at Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s iris scanning technology

Samsung is yet to unveil the Galaxy Note 7, but various features have been leaked already. One of its most interesting features is an iris scanner that is said to authenticate a user faster than the fingerprint sensor found on Samsung smartphones. Now, images have been leaked that showcase how this iris recognition system works on the Galaxy Note 7.

As you can see in the pictures below, a Galaxy Note 7 user has to place the device at an arm’s length (25-35 cm away) from their face with the screen facing towards them. Also, the user needs to position their eyes in such a way that they are pointing directly towards two circles shown on the display while iris recognition process is underway.

We currently have no information on whether Samsung’s iris recognition will work as widely as Google’s Nexus Imprint system with third-party apps and for Google Play Store purchase authentication. Do you think it’s an intuitive way to authenticate a user?

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 7 on August 2. The device is expected to feature a 5.7-inch QHD curved Super AMOLED display, a 12-megapixel primary camera, a 5-megapixel secondary camera, the latest Exynos or Snapdragon processor, 6GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, a microSD + UFS hybrid memory card slot, IP68 certification, and a 3600mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Iris Scanning Technology

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Iris Scanning Technology

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Iris Scanning Technology

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jlavinas
jlavinas

Everyone is freaking out and discussing iris recognition in the Note 7. It’s is so surprising considering this is not new tech on a smartphone, iris recognition was first implemented on a Windows Phone yet when that device came out no one mentioned it. Now that Samsung bring it to there device roughly 2 years after its first implementation on a mobile device and says that it’s new tech everyone is excited about it. Well here’s the crux Sammy will through in ufx and iris recognition and then say “BTW the device will cost $1000 so now Sammy have the… Read more »

fbarcenas
fbarcenas

Finally something with open hardware that can be tinkered with has over-thrown the Iphone. Finally people are growing up and can deal without an over-bearing parent to protect them all the time. Aside from all the other advantages from having a Galaxy phone provides.

Boomber
Boomber

Is that microSD + UFS hybrid memory card slot confirmed?

If yes, then than more important for me than the iris scanner.

Bshakir7
Bshakir7

Why all the hoopla over this iris scanner ? Samsung had face recognition unlock 5 years ago,same old technology, smh

vcarvega
vcarvega

Same functionality, but not the same technology. This is more secure. But I’m happy enough with fingerprint and facial recognition.

Solun
Solun

Uhm, with the previous version, you could unlock the phone by facing it with a picture of the person. Not secure. I don´t think it will be possible with this but we´ll see.

Noorsirji
Noorsirji

Removeable battery or at least 4000 mAh …or duck off sammy !!

Buckeye
Buckeye

Can anyone guess at this point what prices could be on this massive phone? I’m on T-Mobile and I’m guessing around $879 to start. Hope I’m wrong. But with all the technology here and more memory and GB storage it’s going to be pricey.

maccyb
maccyb

I think you’re in the right ballpark. Minimum $850, maybe $900 or more depending on storage options if any. With the MicroSd slot capable of taking the new UFS storage they might not bring different storage options. But I hope they can throw in a free VR headset that can accept USB 3 connection, if in fact there is a USB 3 connection.

Buckeye
Buckeye

I hope its not a free VR I already got one from my S7 and really dont use it all that much. A gear watch might be nice.

maccyb
maccyb

Lol! Everyone is different. I use it quite a bit, love the 360 vids on Facebook and YouTube and some of the games are brilliant. Never use it for more than 30 minutes a day and sometimes not at all, but I do look at new content as it arrives. I’d say there’s definitely a new one if USB C is implemented so why not have it for free? What would be good is choice of other freebies such as Level U headphones, watch, fast charging pad as well as VR so people can choose.

Solun
Solun

The old Gear VR won´t work with the Note 7.

dehetoxic
dehetoxic

How do I use the Iris scanner when I want to use my phone at night, specially on the bed where I’d turned off all the light and read some news before I fall as asleep.

Iris scanner for phone is useless tbh, still prefer fingerprint.

sammy535
sammy535

Iris scanners still work at night bro… In fact they work BETTER at night than during the day. They also work if you got on glasses, etc. Dw all these things have been thought about lmao or else they wouldn’t release it.

stondec
stondec

The screen will probably brighten to illuminate your eyes

herpherpherp
herpherpherp

I thought 4000mah battery?

maccyb
maccyb

Everything is just speculation. Nobody really knows anything about the device. They are all just guesses, some of them will be correct, some wrong. People just throw sh1t against a wall and some of it sticks, some doesn’t. 😉 We will see on August 2nd. All this stuff is just click bait.

warlockba
warlockba

WTB Galaxy Note4 Neo please …

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

The Iris scanner is impressive technology, but I really don’t understand its use on the phone. Surely you’ll have to be in a very well lit environment to use it. the fingerprint scanner is much faster and easier to use, I think. Unless the Iris scanner is implemented in something more than jus security?

preime101
preime101

If the iris scanner is anything like the one in the Lumia 950 then it can work in any light condition but I have found it to be a lot slower than the fingerprint scanner on the note 4 and if you aren’t facing the screen just right it won’t work.

maccyb
maccyb

That’s true, but we shouldn’t assume the new Iris scanner will be as slow as on the older Lumia. Not saying it won’t be but we shouldn’t assume it will.

nuclearemp
nuclearemp

I thought the same thing about the lighting, but I assume samsung has included a light of some sort to aid it’s iris Tech. Front flash anyone?

maccyb
maccyb

It will probably just use the light from the screen once you open the phone.

sammy535
sammy535

It’ll work in night/dark conditions as well as when youre wearing glasses/etc. Its an iris scanner and uses IR, so in fact it will work BETTER in darker conditions than well lit environments.

Regarding speed, its been said itll take less than a second. Fingerprints which can be 0.4 – 0.6 seconds apparently, might still be a BIT faster but I think the convenience with iris is that your fingers can sometimes be wet – you can be wearing gloves, etc. Id opt in for both i guess

Roberto 77
Roberto 77

Having to angle the phone exactly right sounds about as annoying as the swipe fingerprint scanner on my Note 4, it’s fiddly so I don’t use it.

UFS slot is a nice addition though.

Solun
Solun

Exactly. Usable only by those who are totally obsessed with security. But then, there´s the same old pattern thing right under the iris, so…

cavagsam
cavagsam

If brings a 3600mAh battery will be not batter than s7-edge.
It not worth the upgrade only who use the Spen.

maccyb
maccyb

An S7 Edge owner like my wife wouldn’t think of upgrading to Note because she’s not a Note user. I work in engineering and need my sPen. There are two different customer types. If you own an Edge you don’t need a Note or you would have one already. I’m upgrading from Note 5, so 7 will be a major upgrade. When looking at Note, only think in terms of the previous Note, not an unrelated device that doesn’t have the same functionality.

ijazali
ijazali

why, gsmaerna has already said, its going to be 6GB Ram and 400mAh battery

friss
friss

Wow! Not 6GB RAM but 4GB, it’s okay as it more than enough

maccyb
maccyb

How is it possible to say 4gb is enough when we don’t even know what functions and other additions will be on the phone? If there is 6gb we should assume the phone needs it. There may be enhancements to VR, new sPen functions and other things that require more ram.