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Samsung may implement an iris scanner in its mid-range smartphones

On Tuesday, Samsung unveiled its first smartphone to feature an iris scanner, the Galaxy Note 7, and now it has been revealed that DJ Koh, President of Samsung’s Mobile Division, is hoping to bring the technology to the firm’s mid-range lineup once costs are more controllable. Although, we don’t expect that to happen any time soon, seeing as it’s going to take at least a year’s worth of solid sales to cover the R&D costs that went into developing the iris scanning system.

“Through continued cost cutting, iris scanning can trickle down to mid-end models,” he added. “There is a view that Android is weak in security compared to its competitor and we want to expand software security that can overcome this image,” said DJ Koh during in an interview that was conducted on the sidelines of the Unpacked event in New York where the South Korean company took the wraps off the Galaxy Note 7.

Read more: Hands-on with the Galaxy Note 7

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