Samsung hints at retina scanner for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4?

Samsung hints at retina scanner for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4?
A tweet sent from the official Samsung Exynos Twitter account, might be giving us a little secret about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The message showed the picture of a phone (check out those bezels!) with a giant eye on the screen. The tweet reads, "Security can be improved using features unique to us. That's what we envision. What would you use?"

The image is obviously showing what appears to be a retina scanner on a phone, and while it doesn't say that we will see this on the Galaxy Note 4, it could be a huge differentiator for the phablet. A retina scanner is also considered to be more secure than a fingerprint scanner. Samsung added the latter to one of its devices for the first time, with the Samsung Galaxy S5. The actual image on the tweet shows how a retina scanner would be useful when it comes to paying bills online. Sure, fingerprint scanners can also be used to verify identity, but there have been ways to defeat it. A retina scanner would be harder to fool.

Late last year, there was some speculation that the Samsung Galaxy S5 would launch with a retina scanner, which obviously was not meant to be. But perhaps it will be found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which is expected to be unveiled in September, at IFA 2014 in Berlin.

Is this image hinting that a retina scanner will be on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4?

Is this image hinting that a retina scanner will be on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4?


source: @SamsungExynos via Ubergizmo

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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60 Comments

1. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

That is awesome. If the phone actually looks like that then take my money

5. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Look at your current phone. That's what it will look like. It's been that way since 2011 and will not change in 2014. Better luck next year. Keep hope alive!✊

8. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Lmfao +100

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm still wondering how the hell some of you are able to post emojis.

22. Busyboy unregistered

Me too. Hmm

26. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

☻  

32. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

29. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

It's a special features from PA for trolls..

43. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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53. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

44. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

45. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

✌ like this smurf?

48. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Its possible on tablets. Check if you have a tablet with you.

55. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

49. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

57. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Magic

6. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

why the hell would you want a bezel that will have your thumb always on the screen even if its on the hand holding the phone? and yo you stole my old avi lol

9. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Dude, that's a iphone phablet with minimum bezels!

11. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Haters gonna hate. Beast of the year on its way with awesome features :)

52. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Same here I wish this is the real N4 I love phones with sharp edges

2. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

A show off feature? "Yo look, check out dis futuristic shyt"

3. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Lol! This again? I'm going to ask the same things I ask last year. How do you get this to work in the dark? Epic fail!!! Also, do you mean I have to hold the phone up to my eye to scan? Lol! Please stop the madness!!

16. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Why wouldn't infrared night vision work? It's what they use on security cameras for night viewing. And OMG! Do I have to put my finger on this fingerprint scanner for it to work? Yes genius, you do. And yes you'd have to hold the phone up to your eye for it to scan it. And your eyelids would have to be open. AFAIK they can't do a retina scan of your rectum or your left nipple...yet.

46. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

How does it feel being this stupid?

58. engineer-1701d unregistered

just because your week little mind can understand how something works doesn't mean the rest the world shouldn't have it

4. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

I was an iPhone 5 user switched to the Note 3 .... And now it's my update cycle it's either the iPhone 6 or the Note 4. Hearing exciting news on both ends. I hope the Note 4 gets Android L treatment, OIS, fewer version as I had to get an SM-900 (Exynos) for my Note 3 while I wanted the 800. Quad HD, Snapdragon 805, and of course some exciting new features. I hope they don't do for the Note 4 what they did to the S5. Let the Note 4 be Prime out of the box

40. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

Condolences. The Exynos note 3 variant was a disaster compared to the snapdragon 800 version.

56. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Lololol .. no note variant was a disaster. They were equally good. Exynos in my opinion is far better and if not better .. its not worse than snapdragon in any way!

7. yep_its_ed unregistered

I think this would actually be useful, but we'll have to see what kind of range it has. It would be awkward and no one would use it if you had to be really close to it like the guy in the picture.

10. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Another obsolete feature that will remain disabled after a few days of playing around due to the Sammy-typical reliability and convenience issues.

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