Samsung details the iris scanner and security options on the Note 7

Samsung details the iris scanner and security options on the Note 7
Just as we thought, the iris scanning technology used by Samsung in the new Galaxy Note 7 is of the more sophisticated and much faster type that uses a combo of near-IR LED emitter and an iris camera, as opposed to only using the selfie cam and some software to get a lock on your eyes. Samsung says that this is a technology it has had for years in the making, and it might indeed be so, given that we first heard about the possible introduction of an iris recognition tech way back when the S5 was still on the drawing board.

Well, after releasing the Galaxy Tab Iris for the Indian government, the Note 7 is now the second Samsung device with the technology, and its first phone. Needless to say, Samsung has a few cool infographics to tell you how it all works. 

The most important part of the memo, however, is that your iris scans are coded in a digital format and scrambled, so nobody can get a hold on anything that will be of any use to them by hacking or stealing your phone, just the way it is with the finger scans. Thus, feel free to use it with Samsung's new Secret folder that can store all the media, docs, mails, apps and contacts you wan't to keep from prying eyes.


source: Samsung

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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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28 Comments

1. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I think I'm most excited for the secret folder tbh.

4. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Aka porn folder

7. Landon

Posts: 1247; Member since: May 07, 2015

Aka things you don't want your wife to see folder.

9. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Bingo brother

10. Epicness1o1

Posts: 309; Member since: May 30, 2013

maybe my wife loves porn too heheheeheh

11. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

All of these comments are hilarious!

13. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But maybe not the type of porn you like...

15. Epicness1o1

Posts: 309; Member since: May 30, 2013

we both like lesbian porn my friend,wat I need a face here ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) there we go

14. Landon

Posts: 1247; Member since: May 07, 2015

I got caught last night and she wasn't too happy...I went to Chrome on my phone and she saw a website I was on. It's amateur hour over here, I know. :D

28. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

or things your wife dont want you to see (if she is the one that use note7)

19. insanity99

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

What's the difference between the private mode of Note 4 and this secret folder?

23. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

The secret folder is only accessible or seen with the iris scanner

2. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

I don't care what anyone says this phone is clean.

3. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

I feel a bit guilty because I was calling this device boring on here when looking at the last minute leaked pictures, but it is a truly stunning phone. It's good to see Samsung sticking to their guns and perfecting the curved screen. Their UI is looking a lot cleaner too. I will wait to see what Apple brings with 7 Plus, but I am very tempted by this. Well done Samsung!!

25. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

If you are in the US and live near a Best Buy the Note 7 is on display for you to play with. I liked how they aded thr best features of the s7 edge to make the note 7 almost the same size all around and one handed operation is possible (i typed out various things while holding the phone with one hand and no mispresses). The camera and speakers are pretty much the same in terms of quality.

5. jphiller87

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

This phone is not impressive at all..same camera as S7, same SD820, same resolution, same amount of RAM. It's a slightly larger S7 at $200 more. I don't need to pay an extra $200 to say hey guys look I can unlock my phone with my eyeball and it comes with a pen this time around that I can't stick in backwards.

6. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Go play in your basement

8. chaosnightmare

Posts: 182; Member since: May 20, 2010

Although better specs would have been a nice addition I'm glad samsung realized that it was not anymore an spec race. In real life you barely notice more ram or a sightly better soc at this point, I mean there's not a single android game that my 2 year old note 4 can't handle. I know the battery may be not as good as s7edge but that phone doesn't need to store the s-pen, and 3500mha still being a noticeable improvement over the 3000mha battery in note 5.

21. jphiller87

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I wish I could but I live in NC and basements aren't very common here. Maybe I will check out the attic ehh?

22. jphiller87

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

: ) It seems I may have ruffled some feathers.

12. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

And what phone are you in?

20. jphiller87

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I'm not inside of any phone

16. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Lol, lmao

26. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It has a 5.7" display yet feels the same size as the S7 Edge and it's more comfortable to hold as the curved diplay isn't as pronounced (subtle curve by the bezel) and the back is also curved with a nice grippable side. Sure the camera is unchanged as is the speaker but I'd buy the Note 7 over the Edge any day due to comfort.

17. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Has anyone gone to best buy to try it out..... Man this thing is way smaller than my O. G. Nexus 6. This size screen makes me want to hold off for a bigger screen...... This is my opinion.... My nexus, 6 with Android 7.0 runs very smooth. The radio antenna is the real reason for an upgrade for me so far.

18. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I forgot to mention the better screen and bigger battery life also. Some of us like a larger screen

24. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

oddly there is a difference between the 6in and 5.7. I feel it directly from the 1520 to the 950xl

27. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Yup, it actually felt slimmer than the S7 Edge and more comfortable to hold too. The only things I found unchanged are the cameras and speakers (a sore spot on an almost perfect phone, speaker I mean). I loved the flat black of the sides but was a bit turned off by the smudge prone back. Still worth it over the S7 Edge TBH.

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