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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to feature an iris scanner

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 alleged iris scanner setting image leaks online
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner setting
The successor of the Galaxy Note 5 will have an iris scanner and a recent leaked image shows an option to enable it in Android, but there is no official confirmation yet.

Although Samsung never released a Galaxy Note 6, it looks like the successor of its Note 5 phablet will be called Note 7 to match the naming of the company's current Galaxy S7 flagships. The device is expected to offer the same water resistance rating as its smaller siblings, but it might also pack an iris scanner.

The iris scanner feature has been mentioned by previous rumors already, but now a leaked image shows an option that supposedly says "Use Iris." The same option is shown in both Korean and Chinese language variants of the screenshot, but everything still needs to be taken with a grain of salt for now. As expected, Samsung did not make any official statements concerning these rumors yet.

The Note 6/Note 6 Edge/Note 7 would not be the first iris scanner-enabled Samsung device since the company has recently released the Galaxy Tab Iris in India. The next-gen Samsung phablet is expected to show up in early September, just in time for this year's IFA expo, but that remains to be seen.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-06- 9 (Update: 2016-06- 9)