One of the more exciting features included in Samsung’s recently revealed Note 7 is its iris scanning technology, which allows users to log into their phone just by looking at it.
In an interview with SamMobile, D.J. Koh, president of Samsung’s Mobile division, said his company plans to bring the technology to its mid-range devices when the tech behind it becomes more affordable. He also went on to claim that part of why the Note 7 is priced so high is because of the included scanner.
While I didn’t get to go hands-on with the iris scanner during Samsung’s recent Unpacked event in New York, if the feature works as well as the company says it does, it could change the way we log into our phones.
Samsung isn’t the first tech company to include an iris scanner in one of its devices. Microsoft’s Windows Hello login service actually very similarly to Samsung’s recently revealed iris scanner technology.