Zauba listing confirms an iris scanner is on board the Samsung Galaxy Note 7?

Zauba listing confirms an iris scanner is on board the Samsung Galaxy Note 7?
India's import-export website Zauba is turning out to be a tremendous help in finding out specs in advance for certain unreleased devices. Take the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. A Posting on Zauba discovered that a 6-inch display could be on the phablet. Another listing revealed that the device is indeed water resistant (for the first time ever). And today, Zauba showed that a camera for an iris scanner was imported from Vietnam for the SM-N930F, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

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)

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24 Comments

1. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

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)

2. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Probably on your 50's? Is there a possibility of you changing your age then?

7. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

is there a possibility u have a brain disorder that u produced a really dumb question?

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

if apple still follow their naming pattern (7, 7S, 8, 8S, 9, 9s,...) iPhone 31S will released around 50 years from now

8. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

haha! I stand corrected, let the wonder games begin :D

20. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

That's funny of you

5. jeevanand88 unregistered

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 ;)

9. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

That is really scary if u ask me.. Let me die first before it take full effect lol!

16. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Spoiler alert you starting to sound like mxyzptlk c'mon legiloca your better than that??

18. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

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' :)

4. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Lol don't wait that long buddy! A war is incoming !!!

6. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

you guys forgot the the AI war on humans...i can see it coming in next 20 years

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

By then we won't have phone's to hold they will be holograms projected by a piece of Google Glass hovering next to our iris and will be only activated by saying "ok skynet"...

11. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Had to scroll back up to see if this was a Samsung article. Good grief. Wonder how this iris scanner works with glasses?

13. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Probably the same way Windows Hello does it, you'll simply have to train it with the glasses: https://youtu.be/2OLoEAZozx4?t=1m30s

12. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Sounding more and more like it'll work great as Windows Hello, hope there won't be any major disappointments in this device.

14. Nopers unregistered

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.

17. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

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.

19. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"The fact that you have to pull the phone out and line it up with your eyes kills it!" And how do you know you have to do such instead of merely looking it as you already do?

21. AlikMalix unregistered

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.

22. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"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...

23. AlikMalix unregistered

Yeah I thought of the - login automatically as you're looking at the device. Wouldn't that be awesome?

15. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Just get the note 7 my ca$h has been ready!!! 777 the BIG year for Samsung S7, S7 edge now note 7 .. But hopefully 256 gb or not it's mine!!

24. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

Alan, i think its time to stop asking us and make real jurnalism

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