Samsung trademark applications point to more iris-scanning devices to come
posted by Stephen S. / Jun 01, 2016, 9:57 AM
Biometrics are slowly but surely changing the way we do mobile security, and the availability of high-speed, increasingly accurate fingerprint scanners has already started to make PIN or password-based authentication feel positively antiquated. But fingerprints aren't the only way our phones are learning to recognize their users, and just a few days back we saw Samsung introduce a new tablet with its own next-gen authentication system: the Galaxy Tab Iris. With the ability to rapidly identify users based on eye scans, tablets like this could change the way we secure our devices. And it now looks like this model will be far from Samsung's last, at least based on some trademark applications the company's been filing around the world.
That sure sounds like Samsung's working to build up a brand around its new eye-scanning security solution, just like we'd expect the company to do as it began positioning the tech as a selling point for upcoming handsets.
Looking at our expectations from new Samsung launches over the next few months, it's not hard to wonder if iris scanning will show up as part of the feature set from Samsung's next Galaxy Note phone – long a platform used by the manufacturer to help introduce advanced new capabilities.
Are we about to see a new iris-scanning renaissance, much in the same way fingerprint scanners rapidly leapt into the mainstream?
source: USPTO, KIPRIS via SamMobile
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The lumia 950 XL was really bad at first. But as firmware/software updates were made it has become really fast. It takes a second and you're in. My guess is that as hardware gets better, higher quality front facing cameras and IR scanners then this can become the defacto standard.
posted on Jun 01, 2016, 10:05 AM 1
I don't see how iris scanning is a practical idea. I think the fingerprint scanner is better.
posted on Jun 01, 2016, 10:18 AM 0
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And why would that be my friend?? Iris recognition is more secure than finger print scanner as its a bit harder to steal and copy in comparison to finger print scanner.
posted on Jun 01, 2016, 10:45 AM 1
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because moving your thumb to FP scanner is alot easier than moving your phone closer to your face... but this iris scanner is just cool, I dont mind if my next year's phone have it (even if I wont use it on daily basis)
posted on Jun 01, 2016, 10:50 AM 3
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Windows Hello works really well only needs to be pointed towards your face Also fingerprint reader become unless in winter in some places because people wear gloves I hope it has both That way users can choose or use both
posted on Jun 01, 2016, 1:08 PM 3
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Yup, and my Lumia 950 does not even have to be that close to the face. It only has problems in bright sunlight, but I am sure this happens because I wear glasses. However having both is the better... HP Elite x3 is on the way
posted on Jun 02, 2016, 2:43 AM 0
Why not? It's cool and new. There will still be fingerprint scanners also. When I used a facial scanner to unlock my jailbroken iPhone a few years ago, it was pretty cool and neat, but like you said, not practical. But people will still find it fun/useful. Maybe Samsung could create a setting that requires your iris, fingerprint, and 6digit numerical passcode to unlock super sensitive info
posted on Jun 01, 2016, 10:54 AM 1
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How about never having to touch your device to unlock it. And now that Apple is moving the reader under the display, that means you have to touch your screen more often. Which makes it more of a finger-print magnet. That's one thing I love about the Note. I never EVER have to touch the screen with my hand if I dont want too. I rarely have to every wipe because I use my stylus for 99.9% of my display interaction.
posted on Jun 01, 2016, 11:30 AM 3
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Maybe they could set up the iris scanner to only need to be used say for when you power up your phone or when the phone is taken off of charger , and for say using tap and pay you use the finger print scanner for that and any apps that you've locked or basically use iris for turn on or off charger...
posted on Jun 01, 2016, 4:02 PM 0
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