Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Tipped to Sport Iris Scanner

South Korean smartphone giant is widely expected to pack an iris scanner on the company’s next Galaxy Note phablet. There have been reports earlier claiming that Samsung is planning to include the iris scanner on this year’s Galaxy Note 7.

Now, a new report from Korea suggests that Patron, a Korea-based camera module maker, will supply the iris camera modules to Samsung. Korea Herald reports that Patron won the tender months ago for supplying the entire volume of biometric modules needed for possibly for the Galaxy Note 7. The report again stresses that the iris scanner is an even better secured biometric technology compared to the fingerprint scanner. The smartphone is expected to sport the iris scanner at the front panel.

If this comes out to be true, the Galaxy Note 7 will become the first smartphone with the iris scanner feature in Samsung’s lineup. To recall, the South Korean company had recently launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris in India featuring an iris scanner for biometric authentication.

A recently leaked image claimed that Samsung could hold its next event as soon as August 2 to unveil the next Note phablet. The leaked image showed the Galaxy Unpacked 2016 event details suggesting the launch event on August 2 at the Lincoln Centre in New York.

The leaked image also seemingly confirmed that the next Note phablet will be dubbed Galaxy Note 7. Based on preliminary leaks, Samsung was said to ditch the Galaxy Note 8 naming in an attempt to match the Note series naming with the Galaxy S series – Galaxy S7.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is rumoured to pack a 5.8-inch QHD display; a Snapdragon 820 or Snapdragon 823 processor; 6GB of RAM; 32GB of inbuilt storage; expandable storage via microSD card, a 12-megapixel rear camera, and a Dual Pixel setup in the front. Samsung is also expected to ship the Galaxy Note 7 with a USB Type-C port.