Samsung Mid Range Mobiles May Get An Iris Scanner

Moving on from fingerprint scanners, we now have an Iris scanner! That’s right. The latest Galaxy Note 7 by Samsung comes with an Iris scanner. And with this, the company has upped its game and also the smartphones. Samsung is the direct competitor to Apple and this move just places it in the lead.

The company has been working on the technology for three years now, and the scanner even works when people have glasses on. The iris scanning is said to the best reliable and most secure biometric system. Keeping this in mind, the company doesn’t want to limit this feature to just unlocking phones, but also do bigger and better things. In fact, they plan to bring this into mobile banking and are already said to be in talks with certain banks in some countries.

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The Samsung mobile division president DJ Koh has said that they plan on bettering the technology and plan to improve it and cut down on costs. And eventually trickle the technology down to the mid-range smartphones as well. There are apps that allow you to use fingerprint scanner on your phone, even if it doesn’t have one. And Apple is considered as being one of the leading smartphone manufacturers that provide with the best security. So in the Android market, the Galaxy Note 7 has made a mark of being the most secure Android phone.

The only thing that is holding the company from providing the iris scanner to all their mobiles is the cost it involves. But, Samsung is confident that once that is controlled, there will definitely be more smartphones from them that would have this unique feature. This is what the mobile division President, DJ Koh had to say, “…There is a view that Android is weak in security compared to its competitor and we want to expand software security that can overcome this image.”

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Although Microsoft has already experimented with the Iris scanner and even introduced it to their laptops, they weren’t able to create as much noise around it. So there is all possibility that Samsung might take the lead from Microsoft if they are able to bring this technology to their mid-range phones as well. This would be a real game change in the mobile industry.

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by techtalks @TechTalks August 31, 2016 5:24 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

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