Report says Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will indeed have an iris scanner, and even names the company that’ll supply it


Will it or won’t it? That’s the question surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and its potential inclusion of an iris scanner. There’s strong evidence to suggest Samsung will use one in their next flagship. A combination of rumors from reputable sources and the first commercial Samsung device with an iris scanner launching this year produces a lot of faith.

Korea Herald reports that the plans to use an iris scanner in the next Note phone are accurate. In fact, they go as far as naming a Korean imaging company called Patron for supplying the components.

The iris scanner may have the ability to read up to 266 unique traits in a user’s eye, which is said to be more accurate than the 40 traits a typical fingerprint scanner can read. With fingerprint technology not being the absolute most secure biometric authentication method out there, Samsung would have a very nice talking point for smartphone security with such a feature. And with the company thinking more and more about business and enterprise with each release we imagine it’ll be important for them to be ahead of the curve.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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