Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner sounding like a real possibility, as screenshot leaks
The screenshot you see here reportedly comes from a Samsung beta program. Running the image through our translation software, we learn the pop-up is requesting fingerprint authentication (as if that icon wasn't a big enough clue), with options underneath to cancel, perform alternate authentication with a PIN, and finally to authenticate via iris scan.
But is this the Galaxy Note 7? Well, that's a little harder to say. It certainly makes enough sense, especially with the Note series as a historic platform for introducing new hardware to Samsung's phone lineup, but the source behind this screenshot raises another interesting possibility: maybe Samsung could first bring an iris scanner to an upcoming Galaxy A-series phone, before moving to the company's flagship lineup.
That sounds entirely possible, even if we've yet to see anything in the way of evidence to support that theory. But as we get closer to both IFA and the Note 7's presumptive early-August launch, we'll be looking to get to the bottom of Samsung's iris-scanner plans.
source: PriceRaja via GSM Arena