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Poll results: around half of users don't think the iris scanner on the Note 7 will be all that useful

Poll results: around half of users don't think the iris scanner on the Note 7 will be all that usefu
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be announced in less than 2 weeks and, as can be expected, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect. Rumors, reports, and even photos have showed us the curvy screen, and the new iris scanner module, including the software instructions for operating it.

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.

Market analysts are a bit skeptical about the iris scanner on the Note 7 being able to live up to the hype. We asked you for your expectations and here's what voters said:

What do you think of the rumored iris scanner on the Note 7?

I don't care for it. I hope it doesn't mess with my phone's battery or operation
I'll try it out, but I'll probably forget about it soon after
I'll set it up together with the fingerprint lock and use both
I will use the iris scanner lock exclusively

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