Samsung's next affordable smartphone to include an iris scanner

Samsung's next affordable smartphone to include an iris scanner
Although Samsung is likely to replace the iris recognition technology with a more accurate 3D facial recognition sensor, the switch will only affect flagship smartphones like the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S10.

The handset maker plans to add iris recognition technology to its cheaper smartphones, something that the Korean media predicts it will happen in late 2018 or early 2019. One of the first affordable Samsung phones that will include an iris scanner is an updated version of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus.

The original model was launched back in 2016, but Samsung plans to refresh the model this year, XDA Developers has recently learned. Not much is known about the upcoming smartphone aside from a few tidbits that also include the addition of the iris scanner.

The new Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus is expected to flaunt a 5.5-inch display with qHD (540 x 960 pixels) resolution, a 16-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel selfie snapper, and a 3,630 mAh battery.

Also, the smartphone will probably be launched with Android Oreo on board, even if it goes official after Google releases Android P, its new version of the mobile platform.

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7 Comments

1. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 669; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

It's past time for Samsung to retire that qHD (960x540) panel. Even low-end devices should be HD (1280x720) by now.

4. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

I know right. The display looks horrible, even tho it's AMOLED Display, my Lenovo with IPS LCD display looks better than Samsung one.

2. JimmieCrakCorn

Posts: 143; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

How dumb do have to be to buy a non-HD low-res 540p piece of trash phone like this in 2019? I'd throw it in the trash even if they give it to me for free.

3. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 669; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Do you throw away money as well?

5. JimmieCrakCorn

Posts: 143; Member since: Nov 20, 2017

@AnusMaximus. I wipe my az daily with $100 bills! You still working for that 50 cent an hour raise?

6. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 669; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

That's cute. As if I'm supposed to get annoyed my some internet goober whom I don't even know. I'll let you know when I'm in high school again.

7. Cyberchum

Posts: 1033; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I wish I could like your comment more.

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