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Galaxy Note 7 Has An Iris Scanner That Is Said To Be Monumentally Safer Compared To Other Methods

Omar Sohail
Posted Aug 1, 2016
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It’s really exciting to see all sorts of new tech incorporated inside flagship smartphones, and with Galaxy Note 7 announcing this month, all eyes are going to be focused on its iris scanner. However, fingerprint scanners have gone through a series of refreshes on Android handsets and we have to say that they are pretty secure. However, this is the first time critics are going to play around with an iris scanner, so they will obviously have doubts on the level of security that it provides. However, an update suggests that the average user will not have to worry about this security upgrade, as the iris scanner is going to be heavily fortified.

Iris Scanner On Galaxy Note 7 Said To Be ‘200 Times Safer’ – 200 Times Safer In Comparison To What Exactly?

In addition to featuring Gorilla Glass 5, Galaxy Note 7 is said to feature an iris scanner that will be ‘200 times safer’. While that’s very comforting to hear, the comparison details are quite ambiguous since the details do not state the security rating of the iris scanner in comparison to other security implementations. Perhaps it meant fingerprint scanners, since that’s the only other hardware present that requires authentication before unlocking the smartphone. For now, we’ll be taking this information with a grain of salt and await further updates on this.

As for the storage, Galaxy Note 7 could be available in the 64GB onboard memory model, but it is possible that the phablet will also provide users with more storage stemming from higher capacity models such as the 128 and 256GB variants. The flash be based on the UFS 2.0 standard. Keep in mind that you will have a MicroSD card slot for immediate storage expansion, so you can always get away with purchasing the base storage model and not worry about the slightest issue concerning low amount of storage.

The UFS 2.0 standard obviously means that you will get faster read and write speeds. Apart from this, one of the most highly anticipated rumors is a dual-camera configuration which is yet to be confirmed. In terms of its hardware, Galaxy Note 7 is either going to feature a Snapdragon 820 (for US markets) or an Exynos 8893 (other regions) underneath its hood.

Galaxy Note 7 Shows Up In Video Renderings To Give You An Idea Of What To Expect

Galaxy Note 7 (1)

To top this, Galaxy Note 7 has also been reported to feature a massive 5.7-inch screen and IP68 certification, meaning that the smartphone is going to be waterproof till a certain depth. Additionally, the upcoming handset is expected to feature 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM; this will be the same amount of RAM present in Galaxy Note 5.

Are you excited to see the iris scanner of Galaxy Note 7 in action? Let us know your thoughts right away.

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