Zauba listing confirms an iris scanner is on board the Samsung Galaxy Note 7?
posted by Alan F. / Jul 17, 2016, 3:43 AM
Just the other day, a couple of screen shots revealed that the iris scanner will indeed be on the phablet. The security feature is included along with a fingerprint scanner embedded inside the phone's home button. While the fingerprint scanner can still be employed to unlock the phone, the iris scanner is believed to accomplish this task in less than a second.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be unveiled on August 2nd. On that date, we will learn everything about the phablet that we want to know. Even so, in the back of our minds we are wondering what Zauba will tell us next about it.
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source: Tablety.pl (translated)
- 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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A view on the far future... What will Galaxy Note 30 or iPhone 31S Plus look like? I wonder. spoiler alert: yes, I'll still be alive by that time (and probably on my 50's)
posted on Jul 17, 2016, 3:47 AM 0
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Probably on your 50's? Is there a possibility of you changing your age then?
posted on Jul 17, 2016, 4:26 AM 3
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if apple still follow their naming pattern (7, 7S, 8, 8S, 9, 9s,...) iPhone 31S will released around 50 years from now
posted on Jul 17, 2016, 4:51 AM 4
Probably there would not be a phone at all in 50 yrs...! It would just be a retina lens and few chips under the skin! And capable of working with our body temperature... it would only be a choice of IOS & ANDROID! - no limits for dreaming ;)
posted on Jul 17, 2016, 5:45 AM 0
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Spoiler alert you starting to sound like mxyzptlk c'mon legiloca your better than that??
posted on Jul 17, 2016, 10:37 AM 0
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I don't sound like anyone. lol! I take credibility or responsibility of my own words or actions. But truth be told, I dislike him, LeVomitFaceVincent and SIGPRO. :) Like I said on my profile, I'm a neutral in fanboy 'wars' :)
posted on Jul 17, 2016, 11:12 AM 0
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Had to scroll back up to see if this was a Samsung article. Good grief. Wonder how this iris scanner works with glasses?
posted on Jul 17, 2016, 9:29 AM 0
What if the iris scanner isn't for unlocking the device? It very well could be for further interaction with the device. I can't say what it could do myself but I'd like to see it.
posted on Jul 17, 2016, 10:03 AM 0
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The fact that you have to pull the phone out and line it up with your eyes kills it! Sure it may take 1 second after all that is done, but it's too much work prior to that. Also, how does this work in the dark? People will try this out the first few days of ownership then turn it off. It's a buzz word gimmick.
posted on Jul 17, 2016, 10:39 AM 1
A agree, you're gonna look at it anyways when you pick up your phone. But I unlock my device as I'm Pulling it out of the pocket - it's unlocked before my eyes meet the screen - so assume this would have to be quick to beat the FP sensor reliability. Knowing Samsung they'll keep and improve the FP sensor they currently employ on their flagships and add iris scanner for when you don't want to pick up your phone - such as glancing at it while it's still on the table. My only concern is - the FT is activated when the metal ring is in contact with my skin - thus not constantly scanning = saves battery. Will the iris scanner constantly need to be scanning to be quick enough to recognize eyes and unlock or do you still have to push a button to activate it - at which point why even try to out-do the FP sensor.
posted on Jul 17, 2016, 4:31 PM 1
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"My only concern is - the FT is activated when the metal ring is in contact with my skin - thus not constantly scanning = saves battery. Will the iris scanner constantly need to be scanning to be quick enough to recognize eyes and unlock or do you still have to push a button to activate it - at which point why even try to out-do the FP sensor." Very good point there. It definitely wouldn't make sense to use it instead of the fingerprint scanner merely for unlocking your device, as your finger will already be on the home button to turn it on, so, might as well use the fingerprint scanner. Where it'll make sense in a phone with a physical home button + fingerprint reader is as a fast, convenient yet still secure 2-factor authentication. Be it at the lockscreen, for individual apps, or for website logins (authentication for your password manager). On the other hand, even though not likely with Samsung, if the phone only has capacitive or on-screen buttons (like my OnePlus One), it'll make sense as a complete fingerprint reader alternative; double tap to wake and it begins scanning. Past the lockscreen, it'll make sense for every other place where authentication is required. Instead of readjusting your hand, just keep looking at the device as you're already doing...
posted on Jul 17, 2016, 4:54 PM 0
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