Touted as one of the marquee features of the ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7, it remains to be seen whether iris scanners will catch on as an authentication method as fingerprint sensors have done. While such an implementation would surely add a dose of Cool Factor to the upcoming Mate 9, it's arguably not the kind of feature that most would use on a day-to-day basis.
The gist of the Mate 9 story so far can be seen in yesterday's article on the matter. Along with the iris-scanning capabilities, it is also rumored that the top-end Mate 9 with the Kirin 960 SoC, 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage may ship with the second-gen Huawei Watch in tow for 7,388 Yuan ($1,107) in China. This is quite a hike on the purported $705 price tag on the maxed-out variant sans the wearable. Since the original Huawei Watch is one of the better-looking examples to have graced the wearable market, though, here's hoping the Huawei Watch 2 will bring more excitement and elegance to the table.
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