Ever since the release of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, rumors about Samsung Galaxy Note 7 have never stopped bombarding the web.
While there are several differing details that have been showing up in the recent past, especially with respect to the name as well as the type of the display screen that will be used on the Galaxy Note 5’s successor, it seems things are finally taking shape.
As far as the name is concerned, it seems confirmed that the phone will indeed be known as Samsung Galaxy Note 7. However, there are still uncertainties on whether the phone will come with a flat screen or curved dual-edge screen. On the other hand, the many rumors seem to be agreeing on the fact that the Note 7 will come with an iris scanner.
The South Korean company recently came in with a tablet that uses iris scanning technology, but this device was only meant for government and business use only. Even though the tech giant has remained coy on the possible iris scanning capabilities of the Galaxy Note 7, a new patent has leaked that shows the company is indeed working on iris scanning technology.
Apparently, a newly leaked Samsung patent details out the company’s multi-camera iris recognition system, but it still pending. Still, it says that the system will be able to generate an image signal by simply capturing the eyes and face of the user. In addition, the patent claims that the iris recognition system takes advantage of three lenses to get the image signal and then follows this with a detailed and quick check of the user’s iris based on the generated image. To better its secure nature, the iris scanner will also analyze other pieces of information before finally granting a user access to the device.
In case of any errors in recognizing the user’s iris, a voice message will be issued by the system asking the user to retry the login process.
While this patent might seemingly be confirming that indeed the Galaxy Note 7 will come with an iris scanner, it further details out that this multi-camera iris recognition system may only be used on laptops, tablets, wearables, IoT devices, and other products. If anything, there is no specific mention of smartphones.