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The iris-scanner will make its way to mid-range Samsung smartphones as well

2 September, 2016 Samsung


Although the Galaxy Note 7 is not exactly enjoying a good reputation right now due to the faulty and hazardous batteries that some of the units are shipped with, there is no denying that the iris-scanner which the smartphone boasts of is one of its kind at the moment. The good news is that according to DJ Koh, the iris-scanners will also be seen on mid-range devices from Samsung as it becomes more cost-effective to do so, with time. He also mentions that he was personally associated with its development and in the coming months, Samsung will concentrate towards keeping the technology secure from all kind of privacy or security threats that it may encounter.


Here are some excerpts from the president of Samsung Mobiles speech at the "Unpacked" event press conference in New York.


"We did not put iris scanning in the flagship model just to do 'unlock'. In the long run, through third parties and API, we want to connect it with apps. For mobile banking, we are thinking of applying iris scanning for large transactions, and are already talking with banks in some countries,"


"Through continued cost cutting, iris scanning can trickle down to mid-end models,"


"There is a view that Android is weak in security compared to its competitor and we want to expand software security that can overcome this image"


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

 


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