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Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S7 will cost you more money, but comes with an iris scanner

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Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S7 will cost you more money, but comes with an iris scanner
According to a report out of Poland, you might want to start saving up for the Samsung Galaxy S7 you plan on buying next year. If this report is legit, Samsung plans on hiking the price for the Galaxy S7 series. According to Evan Blass (who once upon a time was well-known by his @evleaks Twitter handle), we will see four variations of the manufacturer's flagship model in 2016. They include the Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus.

Today's report states that one reason for the price hike could be the new iris scanner that Sammy plans on stuffing into the entire Galaxy S7 line. With the iris scanner on board, a steely stare at your Samsung Galaxy S7 should be able to unlock the handset, verify your identity, and basically do all of the things that a fingerprint scanner can do. Because everyone has unique patterns in their eyes, the iris scanner is the most precise type of biometrics available

Recently, we passed along to you images of some new cases said to be made for both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus. One of the photos contained an image that was claimed to be that of the Galaxy S7, which will apparently include a rectangular home button. The Galaxy S7 should be unveiled on February 21st, the day before MWC opens in Barcelona, during the Samsung Unpacked 2016 event. And a leaked road map showing China Mobile's upcoming handset launches reveals a March release for the Galaxy S7.

With this report in mind, we could see the Samsung Galaxy S7 carry a retail price above $700 at the time it is released in the U.S.


Thanks for the tip!

source: Android.com.pl (translated)

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posted on 26 Dec 2015, 17:47

1. Credo (Posts: 744; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


I don't get it. So the Iris scanner scans only the eye? Or does it just scan the face trough infrared, reading depth in the face rather then scanning a Retina?

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 18:38 4

10. zeeBomb (Posts: 1796; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Finally iris scanner. Patented Since the S3/S4 days

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 18:42 9

12. vincelongman (Posts: 4111; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


It probably is infrared like Windows Hello

IMO its a great addition, along with the fingerprint reader
e.g.
People who live in cold place can use it to unlock their phone quick, even if they are wearing gloves

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 21:57

30. dangchitrung (Posts: 86; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


The new S will sport both the iris scanner and fingersprint scanner. But please, tell Samsung to pattern it nơ, before the rotten fruit "pre-pattern" it and then go back to the future and suit them, or whoever does that before them.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 22:43 5

41. Blazers (Posts: 420; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Pattern? Do you mean patent?

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 22:59 1

43. phljcnth (Posts: 481; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I don't get you. You're expecting an IRIS scanner to scan your FACE and RETINA? smh

posted on 27 Dec 2015, 08:48

63. JunitoNH (Posts: 1614; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


We are going to have lots of pirates walking around.

posted on 27 Dec 2015, 00:39 2

47. ibend (Posts: 3551; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


obviously not retina, just how it can scan retina? magic? o.O
it scan iris pattern, some smartphone in japan already use this, and it used as payment confirmation

posted on 27 Dec 2015, 21:51

81. Krjal (Posts: 230; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)


Retina scanners do exist. Usually using low-powered IR laser reflection.
Obviously that's not what Samsung's *iris* scanner does though :p

posted on 27 Dec 2015, 15:52 2

75. QWERTYphone (Posts: 652; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


$700? LMFAO Go F yourself, Samsung.
I'll buy a LG or a Nexus and dump you after buying the S1, S2, S3, S4, and S5.
No reason to pay more than $450 for a NEW unsubsidised phone in 2015

posted on 27 Dec 2015, 16:45 3

76. donfem (Posts: 642; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I don't see why the unsubstantiated rant. You have a choice. You don't want it, then don't buy. Innovation is what it's all about. If you do not see the innovation in the S7, go buy whatever phone you think is worth your $450.

posted on 27 Dec 2015, 18:42 6

78. willard12 (Posts: 1530; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


You've been saying for 9 months that you're going to buy an LG or something else other than Samsung. Your random, long-term threats to take away $450 ($160 in profits) hasn't seemed to have deterred Samsung. Apple and Samsung flagships aren't for the broke. The Motorola G or Galaxy A3 might be more in your range. See, no need to complain to Samsung. Or, you can just ask Flo if you can borrow her Name Your Price tool and just tell these corporations what you want to pay. That's what I do. I pay 3 cents per gallon of gas because that's the price I like.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 17:50 4

2. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1235; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


I t can include the kitchen sink but i the price goes up, its a no-go. Paying such pemium for everyday tech in 2016 is just ridiculous!

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 17:57 14

3. Clars123 (Posts: 601; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


everyday tech?...when was an iris scanner everyday tech on mobile devices?

posted on 27 Dec 2015, 18:42 1

79. epdm2be (Posts: 477; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


A TELEPHONE is indeed everyday tech. It shouldn't cost more than what an S5 costed before.

Anyway, didn't Android have face-unlock? Why is this so much better? Using ridiculous tech for just one thing like that heart rate scanner. I've asked on some forums if that scanner can't be used for something else. Like helping the camera focussing (infrared) or red-eye reduction. But I got no reply ever. This is the same.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 17:58 27

4. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1150; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


would you rather pay more for less features such as the iphone?

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 19:46 1

21. SemiFinal (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Jul 2014)


There's always one...

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 22:04 1

34. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1131; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


ALWAYS

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 18:11 1

7. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8478; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Everyday tech?

Please show me other devices with retina scanners.
Do you unlock your car with your eyes? How about where you live? To unlock you pc, turn on TV or cable?

So how is it a common everyday tech.

Last I checked, on my government agencies have iris scanners. Remember they once we're the only ones with fingerprint readers.

Samsung is bring something we've never had.

Anyway back to topic. VzW usually sells the South at the lowest cost at 599 brand new. Ass I ming it could go up $100, I would say it needs more than just an iris scanner. How about making internal storage 64 and 128 only. 20MP camera on the rear and 8 on the front. Oh and drop on the Exyynos 8890 and it may be ok.

The new S looks like it's not going to look hood. May be bad timing to raise the price if the phone is ugly or has issues.

But at East you will actually get something when you pay extra money. Not like some Oems. Charge you money for. Or higher more than size.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 22:00 3

32. ecmedic4 (Posts: 324; Member since: 02 May 2013)


Are you trying to drunk type? I understand most of the post, but theres some definite errors in there. Fumbling the keys big time.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 23:56 1

45. Amw86 (Posts: 44; Member since: 14 Oct 2013)


probably on mobile, auto correct ftw.

posted on 27 Dec 2015, 17:20

77. runzlord (Posts: 223; Member since: 13 Oct 2013)


Remember iris scanner came with lumia 950 first.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 21:59 1

31. dangchitrung (Posts: 86; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


Lets not rush to the conclusion. After all, if the new S is expanded to the size of the Note,then the price increase will be reasonable then.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 22:46 1

42. AlikMalix (Posts: 5095; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Where are all the trolls that keep saying that "when apple adds a feature it costs more - yet apple has never added cost to a line with FP sensors, FT screen, slo-mo camera module capable of 240fps, and so on..." What now?

posted on 27 Dec 2015, 06:21 8

50. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Apple hikes the price every year. Maybe you are accustomed to buying phones on contract. Phones are getting expensive and high end phones cost more than 800$ now, which is higher than last year.

It will still cost less than even the 6s, let alone iPhone 7 which will probably cost 1000$ for 16 GB.

posted on 27 Dec 2015, 07:14 1

52. apakalo1 (Posts: 37; Member since: 19 Nov 2015)


I always like to read your posts. Keep it up

posted on 27 Dec 2015, 08:33 1

60. Diezparda (Posts: 846; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


You obviously don't know what you say, come to Indonesia and see how each generation iPhone always cost even more from previous model. There is no official Apple store here, even 6S is not officially released here and when it released it's becoming obsolete tech.

posted on 28 Dec 2015, 07:46

85. willard12 (Posts: 1530; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


The ignorance of the subsidized.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 18:01 1

5. gdawilson (Posts: 44; Member since: 21 Jul 2014)


Cell phone technology is getting way too advanced. But I guess for those that have the wallets to afford this it won't bother them

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 18:04 4

6. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


what's that? they want more for a phone that's already too expensive because of a feature that no one will use?

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 18:23 10

8. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8478; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


You ever heard of paying for a phone even if it costs more just because you like the phone or brand?

Apple fans don't rught? Galaxy phones are full of features and many people don't use all of rhem, so does that mean you shouldn't buy it?

At least you get something for the increase in costs.
Now to be fair, the Note does costs $100 more than the S, but you more than just size. You get special hardware for writing and a pen. You get $200 In free software and more. What does the iPhone 6S Plus offer over the 6S? Just higher resolution and size.

When you really price out an iPhone, Xperia Z or some other flagship vs the Galaxy S, none even comes close to what it offers.

The fact the South with all its extras is just as fast as other options or faster is amazing.

But Samsung has made me realize the maximum I will ever pay for a phone. After paying $939 for the 128 S6 Edge, I said never again.

My ceiling is no more than 799 retail and it must pack a punch.

If the price is going up, it needs more than just another biometric sensor.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 18:28 5

9. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


The 6S Plus also offers far superior battery life and a longer battery lifespan overall due to less recharging. That's how lithium batteries work, and I work in the battery industry so I know.

My friends 6S Plus only has to be charged every other day. There is great value in a battery that lasts twice as long inside a Unibody device.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 19:15 4

13. JMartin22 (Posts: 1902; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


That's funny, I can run my 6S Plus down as fast as I did my old Note 5 with moderately heavy usage

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 21:06 1

27. jeroome86 (Posts: 858; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


True. Been on mine all day and still got 74 percent. I will take this over fast charging anytime.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 22:03

33. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8478; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Well sure compare to the 6S. But it doesn't even last longer than three Note 5 and look how much the Note5 has in hardware in comparison.

I charge my Note also every other day. I get about quite a bit of time. I use my screen on average a total of 3 hours per day and I get 15-20 of usage between charges.

posted on 27 Dec 2015, 14:45

70. tedkord (Posts: 10292; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


No, it doesn't. The simple fact is that iPhones have better standby battery life, flagship Android phones have better use time. So, if your actually use your phone, the Note 5 will outlast the 6s+. If you just keep it in your pocket, you're golden with the iPhone.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 19:41 6

19. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 268; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


Why do you worry about selling prices? Every android smartphone will lose value drastically after launch. If you think the device is too expensive at launch day, wait for 3 to 6 months and you get for 40% less.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 22:08 1

35. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8478; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


TMOBILE gave me about $680 for my S6 Edge.
Samsung Galaxy S and Notebhold equal or better resale value. Just go one ebay. A refurbished S5 costs more to buy vs the iPhone released the same year.

I say it on my eBay link for discounts on refurbs.

posted on 27 Dec 2015, 08:54 1

64. JunitoNH (Posts: 1614; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Exactly, all you have to do is wait four months and prices will bottom. Also note, some Chinese company will clone the tech, and you be able to buy it for $299. Besides, who wants to be a beta tester @ $700.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 20:08

22. sting149 (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Dec 2014)


I replaced my iPhone 5 for a Galaxy S6 dual sim last April cause I don't like to carry two phones. I've been using iPhones for a long time but what shifted me to a Samsung phone is the screen qhd. Much clearer and much bigger than the retina iPhones.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 22:42 1

40. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


well if you're okay with that something that you get with the extra cost being no more than a waste of money then hey, more power to ya.

hell, i'd pay more for a well built Samsung that has less of that something like a Galaxy S7 GPE because this extra, useless stuff Samsung piles on creates a bloated down and more importantly a very inconsistent experience. once your carrier gets done with your Samsung you've essentially got three different companies that are offering a bunch of the same stuff all vying for your attention on your own phone. i am much happier paying less for a Nexus that only provides the best, essential software from a single company for a more consistent experience and then if i want more i can get it from the Play Store.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 19:17 2

15. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2074; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Whatever The Price The S7 I Bound To Be Cheaper Than Current iPhones At The Same Memory Size.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 19:18 12

16. JMartin22 (Posts: 1902; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


I doubt Samsung is going to raise the price on all their pre-existing models that get a refresh, so I call this rumor nonsense. If they do need to raise the price to incorporate new technology, then I'm sure they'll release a separate model for buyers that are interested in paying more to have it. Kind of like what they did with the Edge design and the regular design variants.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 19:30 3

18. maherk (Posts: 3420; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


True that. Based on Samsung's 2015 pricing startegy, there is no way the S7 will cost more than what the S6 did when launched.

posted on 27 Dec 2015, 00:12

46. killer7D (Posts: 260; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)


I totally Agree

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 19:25 5

17. kenaldinho4444 (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)


I doubt Samsung is stupid to hike the price of their next flagship devices, it's because of the price tag on this year's devices why a lot of people turned to other brands

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 20:16

23. rnagic (Posts: 148; Member since: 13 Jul 2014)


Hopefully they get rid of the home button. Useless.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 20:20

24. combatmedic870 (Posts: 557; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


No thank you. I think this report is very very false. This is just click bait.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 20:24

25. bubbadoes (Posts: 815; Member since: 03 May 2012)


lmao techie. what technology. it's typical samsung gimmicky bs. and fools like you will buy it. now let's here your long drawn out punch line. iris scanner. wow. like the hand wave gimmicky feature samsung had on a earlier galaxy. Will cost you more!! lmao

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 22:21 2

38. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8478; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Really? Consider this. The Galaxy S5 was 5 9 on VZW. New canetas, IP67 rated, best display in its class, more ram, stripped away useless S54 features bigger battery and more. The s6 comes all metal, better cameras, and even better display, more ram, new TouchWiz and more and the price remained the same.

What new feature did the iPhone Plus models get over the regular. Only bigger size and 1080p and OIS.

All the S6 models share all the same features and you pay more on your friends larger size and a fancier design.

It costs samsung only 40 more to make the Edge model over the based S6. It costs Apple eveness to make the Plus model over the base.

I've only complain about Samsung lrivws.on the Edge models as being high. I still bought them. I can but them and still complaon, can't i?

At least I don't have my head all.ups Samsung button like any have up their favor OEM

posted on 27 Dec 2015, 15:16

71. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8478; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Because force touch, retina display, animated gifs, sending vibrations isn't gimmicky bull$/!+?

posted on 27 Dec 2015, 15:17

72. tedkord (Posts: 10292; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Are you talking about air view, the thing that Apple copy with their peak and pop? Funny how yesterday's gimmick is suddenly today's hot tech.

posted on 27 Dec 2015, 15:40

74. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8478; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Because force touch, retina display, animated gifs, sending vibrations isn't gimmicky bull$/!+?

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 20:36

26. phonehome (Posts: 488; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Instead, give me a penile enlarger, rectal scanner, nostril hair clipper, OR *MAYBE* a removable battery. Wouldn't mind paying extra in those cases.

posted on 27 Dec 2015, 07:26 1

56. UglyFrank (Posts: 1583; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


That's abit weird,

posted on 27 Dec 2015, 15:18

73. tedkord (Posts: 10292; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I'm absolutely certain you pay any price for the peniile enlarger.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 21:07

28. jeroome86 (Posts: 858; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


So LG and Samsung both bringing iris scanners? Do these work good if you wear glasses?

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 21:16

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 19808; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'll never use my eyes to unlock my phone. I'm cool on that. I hope the Note 5 adds the ir blaster, and adds much better pic/video file compression software.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 22:08

36. darealist (Posts: 105; Member since: 25 Feb 2015)


Right on time for Google to sell your info.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 22:26 2

39. Zylam (Posts: 663; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


So Samsung fans bash Apple for their prices because Samsung provide 'value'? It's more expensive than iPhone if this ture with all the hardware limitations of no expandable memory or battery. Apple devices hold much more resale and get better support from both Apple and 3rd parties.

Samsung fans think they are some kind of modern age cult that knows better, yet everything they once bashed, Samsung copied and they never brought it up again, what no bashing the iPhone for non expandable memory anymore? I wonder why?

Hypocrisy.

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