Galaxy Note 7 to Feature an Iris Scanner: Samsung Patent Explains How it Works

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is one of the highly anticipated handsets right now. This phablet is widely speculated to bring an iris scanner to the table that will make it easy to verify the user for mobile payments and to unlock the device.

Galaxy Note 7 to Feature an Iris Scanner: Here's How It Works

Despite the inclusion of the iris scanner, the Note 7 might still feature a fingerprint scanner for those users who might feel comfortable with the concept of using their eyes for identification. Eventually, it is a new concept and it will take some time to get more users towards it.

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While it is confirmed that the Galaxy Note 7 will feature an iris scanner on board along with the other specs, Samsung has filed a patent for the iris scanning system that will be used on the upcoming flagship phablet.

Along with the patent, Samsung has detailed how this iris scanner might actually work. Check out the same from this content.

Galaxy Note 7 to Feature an Iris Scanner: Here's How It Works

As per Samsung, this iris scanning system will use multiple cameras and it will first capture the eyes and face of the user. Then, it will use three lenses to ensure that the iris that is scanned matches the previously recorded image.

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The Applications Processor is a lighting device that will aim the infrared rays at the eyes in a controlled manner. Also, it might control the iris scanner to work in the front camera or iris recognition mode. When the iris scanner is working in the latter, the AP might control the system to output data corresponding to the visible ray images and the infrared ray images.

Galaxy Note 7 to Feature an Iris Scanner: Here's How It Works

There will be two narrow field lenses on the first lens on the iris scanner and the same will focus on the user's eyes. The other second one has a wide field of view in order to capture the user's face. In case, the face or eyes that are scanned cannot be identified, a voice message will tell the user to try once again.

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As most of us are not used to an iris scanner so far, we can expect to hear the voice message several times until hitting the right way, so be prepared to fight with the iris scanner to get your Note 7 unlocked.

Galaxy Note 7 to Feature an Iris Scanner: Here's How It Works

Lately, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 specs were confirmed and the same include the presence of a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, 64 GB of internal storage capacity with expandable storage support as well, a 12 MP dual-pixel PDAF, a 5 MP front-facing selfie camera and IP68 certification.

As per the ongoing rumors, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might be unveiled on August 2 and it could be released some time in mid-August. We will get to know more details about the phablet when it is actually launched.


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