Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s iris scanner said to be supplied by Patron


We have been reading reports about Samsung adding an iris scanner on the Galaxy Note 7 for some time. Now, a new report from Korean Herald states that Korean manufacturer Patron will supply the iris scanners for the upcoming flagship from the company.

As per the report, Patron has won the bid to supply the entire volume of iris camera modules for the Galaxy Note 7. The manufacturer won the bid months ago and is supposedly the only manufacturer responsible for the iris sensors.

Samsung has not yet confirmed the existence of an iris scanner on the Note 7 or the possibility that Patron is supplying them. Last week, a leaked screenshot suggested iris scanning as one of the methods to authenticate identity. An iris scanner can detect 266 traits of the iris while a fingerprint scanner recognizes 40 traits of a fingerprint. Earlier this week a teaser hinted at dual edge display for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

According to earlier reports, the next Note device is expected to come with a 5.8-inch QHD curved display, 6GB RAM, 4000mAh battery and USB Type C. It could sport 12-megapixel Dual Pixel camera used in the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones with IR autofocus. Samsung Galaxy Note 7/ Note 7 edge is tipped to be announced on August 2.

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