As the speculated release date of Samsung’s next-gen flagship phablet nears, there is no dearth of leaks, speculations and rumors. A recently leaked screenshot hints that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 specs may incorporate an Iris scanner.
Samsung has long been rumored to be working on an advanced biometric authentication technology for its upcoming Note 7 phablet. The new Galaxy Beta Program launched by Samsung shows an Iris scanner feature in the settings.
Moreover, previously import listings also pointed at possible inclusion of an Iris scanner in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 specs sheet, as reported by Price Raja. Zauba, India’s import and export tracking website, listed 200 Iris scanner units which are imported from South Korea to India.
Samsung generally brings down parts of forthcoming devices to its global development and testing centers in India. Thus, the Zauba listing has always been reliable in confirming specs and features of upcoming devices.
According to Wikipedia, an Iris recognition method uses “mathematical pattern-recognition techniques on video images of one or both of the irises of an individual’s eyes.” These patterns are random and thus, unique. An Iris scanner can replace fingerprint scanners and enable customers to scan their eyes for authentication.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is said to sport a 5.8-inch display with Quad HD resolution. Other rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 7 specs include a humongous 6GB of RAM, a gigantic 4,000mAh battery cell, USB Type-C port, IP68 water and dust resistance and support for Gear VR headset.
The flagship phablet may arrive in two variants. The larger sibling will reportedly come with an ‘edge’ moniker. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 specs may include two different processors for different regions, just like Galaxy S7. Contradicting earlier rumors, a recent leak indicates that Samsung may ditch Google’s upcoming Android N operating system for Marshmallow.
Samsung is yet to confirm the Galaxy Note 7 release date. However, the next iteration of the Galaxy Note 5 is expected to be unveiled in August. This year, the company may alter the conventional naming protocol and rename the device as Note 7 instead of Note 6.