Poll: are you excited to see the rumored iris scanner on the Galaxy Note 7?
Now, we can't say we've had the best experience with iris scanners on smartphones thus far. The system looks like it requires certain conditions to work, needs the user to hold the phone in a specific way, and can end up feeling a bit awkward and clunky. On the flip side, however, fingerprint sensors can be spoofed, and with how prominent this type of lock has become nowadays, we can imagine that hackers will be getting craftier and bolder. Iris scanners, on the other hand, are a bit harder to lie to. Also, who knows – maybe Samsung will do an awesome job at integrating it?
Samsung has just managed to shake off the infamy it had for brim-packing its smartphones with questionable features that many called “gimmicks” and “bloat”. Do you see the iris scanner as the return of the gizmo stuffing, or as an actual tool that you'd be happy to use?