‘Samsung Galaxy Note 7’ Rumors: Iris Scanner Confirmed? See More Specs, Release Date Details Here
After unveiling Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the company is planning to release the next Galaxy Note on Aug. 2. It was previously reported that Samsung will be releasing Galaxy Note 7 instead of Galaxy Note 6.Advertisement
Samsung decided to skip Galaxy Note to themselves in line with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge lineup. According to SamMobile, the Galaxy Note 7 could be unveiled at a Samsung Unpacked event in New York City.
The leaked press invitation also included an image having a hashtag “TheNextGalaxy.” It also said: “The Next Edge is just around the corner.” This could also mean the Note 7 will sport a curved display.
Back in 2015, the Galaxy Note 5 was launched on Aug. 13, and the new iteration will be launched on the same month this year. Previously, Samsung used to unveil its Galaxy Note after IFA trade show, which is held annually every September. It was speculated that Samsung intended to get ahead of Apple. They released the Galaxy Note 5 a few weeks before the iPhone 6s hit the market.
The report also noted that the device will sport a 5.8-inch quad-HD display with a curved screen. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 processor will power the smartphone, which will also feature a USB Type-C port.
Meanwhile, a South Korean company named Patron would be supplying the Iris scanners. Korea Herald via (Techno Buffalo) reported that the deal was sealed months ago. This gave Samsung a lot of time to include the new models into the new Galaxy Note 7.
Rumors pointed that the company intended to integrate the technology in 2013 with Galaxy S4, but the company felt that it wasn’t good enough for public use until now. Including an eye scanner would improve security for the device, as 266 unique spots are there in the human iris to analyze. This is more detailed compared to a fingerprint, which only has 40 different traits to analyze.