Jun 15 AT 4:09 PM Dima Aryeh 0 Comments

Rumor claims next Galaxy Note will feature iris scanner, also names Samsung’s supplier

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (or Galaxy Note 6, if you’re distrustful of rumors) has been rumored to have an iris scanner for a while now. This rumor seems more and more legitimate, especially since The Korea Herald has named the alleged supplier of the iris sensors.

Patron is a Korean camera module manufacturer that allegedly won the bid to supply Samsung with all of the iris scanners it will be using in the Note 7. Since an iris scanner recognize up to 266 traits over a fingerprint scanner’s 40 traits, it should be a more secure method of locking your device.

It definitely seems likely that the upcoming Galaxy Note device will feature an iris scanner. Samsung reportedly dropped the feature in 2013 because it felt that tech not being ready, and so if it’s mature enough now, it should be a cool feature. We’ll find out August 2nd when the next Note officially launches!

Source: Korea Herald

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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