Is the world’s biggest seller of smartphones planning to integrate iris scanning technology on one of its upcoming phablet offerings? It appears so. An India based comparison shopping site called PriceRaja has a screen grab of software interface taken from Samsung’s recently deployed Galaxy Beta programs, and it reportedly shows an option in the settings screen that says “Use iris” (when translated to the English language). Moreover, as shared by GSMArena, a report that contains import and export information shows that 200 iris scanners are being imported into India, which could wind their way into the soon to be released latest model of the South Korean mobile giant’s Galaxy Note line of smartphone devices.
Tech companies are always looking for new ways in which to facilitate safer and more convenient means for verifying users’ identification. Sure, the password system has been the norm for several decades now, but it has proven to be painfully vulnerable for a number of reasons, mainly because passwords are often hard to memorize and when stolen, virtually everybody can make use of them.
The last few years have seen the rise of biometrics for mobile authentication purposes. Indeed, compared to the use of passwords, scanning fingerprints, faces, and eyes are considered way more secure due to the fact that nobody can steal your fingerprint or face. Manufacturers of mobile devices, and even computers, have already made full use of fingerprint scanning technology, and it looks like iris scanning technology is about to become big, too.
For some time now, Samsung has been linked to such technology, especially on the tech giant’s mobile devices. There was talk that this year’s Galaxy S7 would feature a retina reader, but obviously, it was all baseless talk. For fans of iris scanners, the good news is that Samsung did integrate iris recognition capabilities in its Galaxy Tab Iris tablet, which the South Korean phone maker introduced around a couple of weeks ago.
Some may be thinking that iris scanning tech is more fiction than fact, but the tech does already exist, and is even considered a thousand times more accurate in verifying identity compared to fingerprint scanning. After the Galaxy Tab Iris device, is the Galaxy Note 7 the next to adopt this kind of tech? (Note: Samsung has decided to skip the Galaxy Note 6, which means that after the current Galaxy Note 5, the Galaxy Note 7 is set to be introduced).
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