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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