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Samsung hints at retina scanner for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4?

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Samsung hints at retina scanner for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4?
A tweet sent from the official Samsung Exynos Twitter account, might be giving us a little secret about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The message showed the picture of a phone (check out those bezels!) with a giant eye on the screen. The tweet reads, "Security can be improved using features unique to us. That's what we envision. What would you use?"

The image is obviously showing what appears to be a retina scanner on a phone, and while it doesn't say that we will see this on the Galaxy Note 4, it could be a huge differentiator for the phablet. A retina scanner is also considered to be more secure than a fingerprint scanner. Samsung added the latter to one of its devices for the first time, with the Samsung Galaxy S5. The actual image on the tweet shows how a retina scanner would be useful when it comes to paying bills online. Sure, fingerprint scanners can also be used to verify identity, but there have been ways to defeat it. A retina scanner would be harder to fool.

Late last year, there was some speculation that the Samsung Galaxy S5 would launch with a retina scanner, which obviously was not meant to be. But perhaps it will be found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which is expected to be unveiled in September, at IFA 2014 in Berlin.

Is this image hinting that a retina scanner will be on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4?

Is this image hinting that a retina scanner will be on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4?


source: @SamsungExynos via Ubergizmo

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posted on 13 Jul 2014, 20:37

1. 1113douglas (Posts: 193; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)


That is awesome. If the phone actually looks like that then take my money

posted on 13 Jul 2014, 20:41 23

5. nctx77 (Posts: 2096; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Look at your current phone. That's what it will look like. It's been that way since 2011 and will not change in 2014. Better luck next year. Keep hope alive!✊

posted on 13 Jul 2014, 20:47 4

8. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


Lmfao +100

posted on 13 Jul 2014, 21:36 6

18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'm still wondering how the hell some of you are able to post emojis.

posted on 13 Jul 2014, 21:41

22. Busyboy (unregistered)


Me too. Hmm

posted on 13 Jul 2014, 22:15

26. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


☻  

posted on 13 Jul 2014, 23:19

32. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


posted on 13 Jul 2014, 22:46

29. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


It's a special features from PA for trolls..

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 03:58

43. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


⬇◀

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 10:22

53. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


posted on 14 Jul 2014, 04:00

44. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


posted on 14 Jul 2014, 04:46

45. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


✌ like this smurf?

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 08:31

48. aditya.k (Posts: 495; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Its possible on tablets. Check if you have a tablet with you.

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 11:44

55. Jinto (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


posted on 14 Jul 2014, 08:34

49. aditya.k (Posts: 495; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


posted on 14 Jul 2014, 15:25

57. iGeek (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Magic

posted on 13 Jul 2014, 20:42

6. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


why the hell would you want a bezel that will have your thumb always on the screen even if its on the hand holding the phone? and yo you stole my old avi lol

posted on 13 Jul 2014, 20:50 1

9. Jinto (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


Dude, that's a iphone phablet with minimum bezels!

posted on 13 Jul 2014, 20:55 8

11. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Haters gonna hate. Beast of the year on its way with awesome features :)

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 10:20

52. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Same here

I wish this is the real N4

I love phones with sharp edges

posted on 13 Jul 2014, 20:39 1

2. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


A show off feature?

"Yo look, check out dis futuristic shyt"

posted on 13 Jul 2014, 20:39 1

3. nctx77 (Posts: 2096; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Lol! This again? I'm going to ask the same things I ask last year. How do you get this to work in the dark? Epic fail!!! Also, do you mean I have to hold the phone up to my eye to scan? Lol! Please stop the madness!!

posted on 13 Jul 2014, 21:28 2

16. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4489; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Why wouldn't infrared night vision work? It's what they use on security cameras for night viewing.

And OMG! Do I have to put my finger on this fingerprint scanner for it to work? Yes genius, you do. And yes you'd have to hold the phone up to your eye for it to scan it. And your eyelids would have to be open. AFAIK they can't do a retina scan of your rectum or your left nipple...yet.

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 05:10

46. DillWeed (Posts: 149; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)


How does it feel being this stupid?

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 18:01

58. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


just because your week little mind can understand how something works doesn't mean the rest the world shouldn't have it

posted on 13 Jul 2014, 20:41

4. iGeek (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


I was an iPhone 5 user switched to the Note 3 .... And now it's my update cycle it's either the iPhone 6 or the Note 4.

Hearing exciting news on both ends. I hope the Note 4 gets Android L treatment, OIS, fewer version as I had to get an SM-900 (Exynos) for my Note 3 while I wanted the 800. Quad HD, Snapdragon 805, and of course some exciting new features. I hope they don't do for the Note 4 what they did to the S5. Let the Note 4 be Prime out of the box

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 02:01

40. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Condolences. The Exynos note 3 variant was a disaster compared to the snapdragon 800 version.

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 13:42 1

56. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Lololol .. no note variant was a disaster.
They were equally good.
Exynos in my opinion is far better and if not better .. its not worse than snapdragon in any way!

posted on 13 Jul 2014, 20:43

7. yep_its_ed (unregistered)


I think this would actually be useful, but we'll have to see what kind of range it has. It would be awkward and no one would use it if you had to be really close to it like the guy in the picture.

posted on 13 Jul 2014, 20:54 4

10. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Another obsolete feature that will remain disabled after a few days of playing around due to the Sammy-typical reliability and convenience issues.

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