Note 7 iris scanner should soon be accessible for 3rd party app developers!

Note 7 iris scanner should soon be accessible for 3rd party app developers!
As you well know, Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 will rock not only the fingerprint scanner we've grown accustomed to, but also an iris scanner, which should, supposedly, be much harder for hackers to spoof. Samsung touts this tool as a new comfortable way to keep your phone securely locked but doesn't want to stop there. There are new uses of the Note security introduced with the new phablet, with more to come.

At launch, the Note 7 will allow users to lock and even completely hide apps and content behind a biometric scan. We can see how this would make great use of the iris scanner – if you are trying to access your locked content, you wouldn't need to readjust your grip to tap the fingerprint sensor. Since you are already looking at the phone anyway, a quick scan of the eyes wouldn't be that much of a problem.

However, more excitingly, Samsung will also be integrating the iris scanner with the Samsung Pass program. It's a special API, which allows 3rd party app developers to make use of the hardware biometric sensors for content locking. Sammy said it will be partnering up with a few banks to help them integrate iris scanning into their official apps, but we see no reason for other developers to jump in as well – from social media to note-taking, to browsers — we'll see how it goes.

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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19 Comments

1. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

i can't believe they have the balls to charge $850 for this phone when many other android phones with similar specs costs less than $400.

3. wtmana

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 27, 2013

You're right NexusX

8. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

The s7 edge was the best selling phone, out selling the regular s7 which is more than $100 more. A iphone 6s plus 64gb is $860 and doesn't have half the tech or features. Compared to that phone its a bargain. It has a bigger and better screen, smaller bezels, iris scanner, s-pen, fast charging, fast wireless charging, one handed mode all of android awesomeness, and water resistance and 64gb standard that's expandable. So cheaper than iPhone 7 plus 64gb and we have yet to know the price of the pro. So I say its a great deal for people looking for the best.

10. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

you are a fuking idiot and you need to get off your parents' family plan

11. Kumar123 unregistered

LMAO. +1

13. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Family plan? try again. I'm not the one penny pinching, IJS. Maybe I happen to Like my Samsung Pay and Gear VR and maybe has a use for my s-pen, have you thought about that jerk? Can your budget phone offer me that? Can your budget phone take better pics? Get outta here.

9. Jason2k13

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

If Apple can charge that much, then I'm sure Samsung and every other manufacturers can to.

12. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

list them..no seriously..everyone would like to save money, and the phones should actually be 'similar' in functionality and performance and most importantly of all as widely available. I'll wait

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? That's funny. Because the 64GB Note 5 was also $849. Amazing. No price change.

2. wtmana

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 27, 2013

No 6gb ram, no 4000mah, no android N, welcome to Apple game, samsung.

5. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

except samsung phones run the same OS as every other android phones and you are paying $850 to use the same freemium apps that are available on every other android phones

14. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Oh shut up you woman! No one force you to buy any Samsung Products. People buy Samsung because they want the best from two companies services. Just buy a Nexus and keep silence!

19. insanity99

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Just buy the device that you want.

4. Yoloswagins

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

No one's going to use it with the exception of banks.

6. wtmana

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 27, 2013

Nothing like note 3 and note 4, sorry samsung.

7. wtmana

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 27, 2013

Introducing Samsung Galaxy Note 5s

15. jadjr

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

*Iphone releases the same exact phone every year with a 800$+ pricing* : OMAGAD INNOVATION *Samsung innovates and introduces new feautures with its new flagship*: where's the innovation , overpriced, no 6gb ram no 4000mah battery. STOP OVER EXPECTING STUFF APPLE HAS 2GIGS FFS

17. wtmana

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 27, 2013

Ios 2gb ram is = at 4gb ram on android.

16. insanity99

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I like the iris scanner feature but based on the picture above, I don't like on how it was implemented(The looks). I hope others will modify it.

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