1. missouriexile's Avatar
    Can anyone describe the functionality of the Iris Scanner?
    If the N7 has a fingerprint scanner what function is the Iris Scanner supposed to fill?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-24-2016 09:58 PM
  2. chennaite's Avatar
    Is that official that the iris scanner would be in the Note7??
    06-25-2016 02:04 AM
  3. omgitselaine's Avatar
    I can see myself using the Iris scanner for a few days but I think the use of it will fade away quickly.

    I can't imagine unlocking my phone to my eye if I were at a bar or club ?!?!

    It'll be a " cool " factor I'm sure when first owning the phone but after that uummmm dunno ??
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    06-25-2016 05:42 AM
  4. ab304945's Avatar
    Can anyone describe the functionality of the Iris Scanner?
    If the N7 has a fingerprint scanner what function is the Iris Scanner supposed to fill?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Like fingerprints, everyone's iris is different.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-25-2016 06:32 AM
  5. chazglenn3's Avatar
    The latest leak says the iris scanner is a secondary biometric security feature. Hopefully that means the fingerprint scanner is still the primary method.

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    06-25-2016 09:46 AM
  6. missouriexile's Avatar
    I can see myself using the Iris scanner for a few days but I think the use of it will fade away quickly.

    I can't imagine unlocking my phone to my eye if I were at a bar or club ?!?!

    It'll be a " cool " factor I'm sure when first owning the phone but after that uummmm dunno ??
    I agree, it would be like holding up the phone for Facial recognition.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-25-2016 10:08 AM
  7. Murph5150's Avatar
    The latest leak says the iris scanner is a secondary biometric security feature. Hopefully that means the fingerprint scanner is still the primary method.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    The rumor mill is saying it'll have both an iris scanner and fingerprint scanner.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-25-2016 04:59 PM
  8. omgitselaine's Avatar
    I agree, it would be like holding up the phone for Facial recognition.

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    Haaaaaaaaa ......... what happens if you get a zit or two on your face and then the Face Recognition doesn't unlock your phone because of it

    Ohhh ohhhh !!!!
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    06-25-2016 05:29 PM
  9. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Another gimmick that nobody needs or will use. What are people that wear glasses going to do with this thing?
    06-26-2016 08:05 AM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    Another gimmick that nobody needs or will use. What are people that wear glasses going to do with this thing?
    People that wear glasses can still use it. It depends how strong the prescription is.

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    06-26-2016 08:09 AM
  11. stackberry369's Avatar
    Another gimmick that nobody needs or will use. What are people that wear glasses going to do with this thing?
    until Apple iPhone gets it

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    06-26-2016 08:13 AM
  12. debdroid1a's Avatar
    People that wear glasses can still use it. It depends how strong the prescription is.

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    So that means it won't work for me. My prescription is pretty strong. What about those with contacts that have strong prescriptions? I know someone like that. Or color contacts?

    Posted via the *Note 5*
    06-26-2016 09:48 AM
  13. bable's Avatar
    Chances are you'll just program it to recognize your iris through glasses or contacts and without, the same way you do multiple finger prints.
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    06-26-2016 02:32 PM
  14. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I'm still sticking with another Gimmick.
    06-27-2016 11:42 AM
  15. erasat's Avatar
    We all have had those occasions where we have our hands wet and we need urgently to use our phones and there we need to try the fingerprint unlock 2 or 3 times, so for those occasions and even when we have our hands not just wet but dirty, our only option will be to enter a pin or password. So the way I see it is to use the fingerprint as the main lock and the iris scanner as the secondary option, don't tell me you won't find useful to just let your phone have a look at your eye and you have your phone unlock.

    I think the fingerprint is the fastest secured unlock option right now, but for the occasions I mentioned above, nothing should be faster and more convenient than an iris scanner.
    06-27-2016 01:45 PM
  16. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Unless your hands are wet and you have to remove your glasses.
    06-27-2016 05:58 PM
  17. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I can see an iris scanner working in situations where the fingerprint sensor might not be able to read a user's finger. Like if the hands are wet or perhaps some skin damage that messes up the fingeprint pattern, causing it to no-longer match what's stored in the phone.

    As for speed and accuracy, earlier implementations like the Microsoft Lumia 950 leave quite a bit to be desired, as it tends to be slow to recognize the iris of a user, and may also require the user to put the device closer to the face in order to get a reading.

    Samsung's implementation, according to a recent patent, utilizes 3 front-facing cameras, with one of them potentially housing 2 narrow-angle lenses, and another having a wider-angle lens to capture the face of the user, while a lighting module (potentially infrared) directs light onto the iris for image capture and allows the system to scan the iris for verification.

    It will be a while until we can see it either be a revolution like TouchID on the iPhone 5s or a gimmick like the eye-tracking features on the Galaxy S4.
    06-28-2016 10:48 AM
  18. sandra_17's Avatar
    Is it still effective if you have hazel (changing) eyes?
    07-03-2016 01:05 PM
  19. travis_valkyrie's Avatar
    Iris scanners just scans your iris pattern or blood vessel structure, that's it. Color won't matter. The only reason why it's slower than a fingerprint reader is because of the sensors taking time to power up from standby, read and match the information before it can unlock the phone. As you can see in this video of a prototype Fujitsu NX F-04G (youtu.be/ImLArI2CoYQ?t=2m30s at around 2:30 mark), the IR LED stays active regardless if the phone is put to sleep or in use, and it only needed the IR camera to start up and unlock the phone.

    This would've been the same case in the Lumia 950/XL if it had the IR LED on at all times. Because once you wake the phone from the standby, the IR camera starts up faster than the IR LED. You can tell this why because the phone already scans for your iris upon waking (message at the top "Looking for you..."), and once the IR LED lights up the message becomes "Making sure it's you...". It's a simple fix, just push out a firmware update to make the IR LED light up faster.

    If the Note 7 is going to utilize the same technology as the Fujitsu and the Lumia it won't really surprise me if the fingerprint reader is faster, but there's always going to be a delay for iris scanners and that's that. If they could find a way to reduce the delay then that'll be impressive.
    07-04-2016 11:06 PM
  20. 21stNow's Avatar
    I was surprised at how much I liked the iris scanner on the Lumia 950. If Samsung does it as well as Microsoft did, I'll be impressed. I do have a later model Lumia 950, though.
    07-12-2016 09:03 PM
  21. NotAnAppleGuy's Avatar
    Lol I can see the VERY FIRST posts right now. "I'm locked out of my phone, iris scanner not working HELP!!"

    Or

    "Iris scanner stopped recognizing my eyes, can't get in phone!!"

    Gonna stay with the tried, true and reliable PIN.

    Posted Via Galaxy Note Edge. Yea, the phone is perfect...
    07-14-2016 07:58 AM
  22. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    Lol I can see the VERY FIRST posts right now. "I'm locked out of my phone, iris scanner not working HELP!!"

    Or

    "Iris scanner stopped recognizing my eyes, can't get in phone!!"

    Gonna stay with the tried, true and reliable PIN.

    Posted Via Galaxy Note Edge. Yea, the phone is perfect...
    Well this, as with fingerprints, should always come with an alternate password entry.
    21stNow likes this.
    07-14-2016 10:40 AM

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