It looks like the omnipresent fingerprint sensors will be extinct eventually as iris scanners are about to take over high-end smartphones. Even though?rumors and leaks suggest that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will feature an iris scanner, there really was no solid evidence until now.
Citing China?s Weibo update, the portal Playful Droid has shared a video showing the Note 7. The device has an iris scanner and the footage shows how it unlocks the handset for the user. [Scroll down to watch the video.]
Phone Arena, meanwhile, says that in order to?capture the biometric information, the user?s eyes should concentrate on the two circles displayed on the screen. Additionally, the eyes should be 10 to 14 inches away from the screen.
It is worth noting that apart from the iris scanner, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will also come with a fingerprint scanner. Perhaps Samsung wants users to try out the iris scanner by giving them a choice, and then the company might get rid of the fingerprint scanner eventually.
Apart from the video,?alleged photos of Galaxy Note 7 were also shared by Playful Droid. It is interesting to note that this device runs Samsung?s new Grace UX. Rumor has it that the Grace UX will debut with the?Galaxy Note 5 successor in August.
Speaking of leaked Galaxy Note 7 specifications, one of the photos shows 4GB of RAM onboard. This is contrary to the previous rumors which claimed that Samsung will be backed by 6GB of RAM. In any case, 4GB is good enough, as shown by many benchmark testing sites.
Going by the previous rumors, this phablet will feature either a 5.7 or a 5.8-inch display. It will be complemented by the standard 1,440 x 2,560 pixels QHD resolution. The handset is expected to run?Android 7 Nougat out of the box.
Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will reportedly be powered by the advanced?Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset. The new SD821 is similar to the SD820, except for the fact that it?s over-clocked and thereby offers better performance.
Reports say that the Qualcomm variant will available in the US and China, whereas the Exynos version will be available in the rest of the world.
Here is the alleged video showing the Samsung Galaxy Note 7:?(Video Credit: Playful Droid)
However, readers should note that Samsung has not verified the authenticity of the video; neither has it confirmed the reported specifications.