tech2 News StaffMay 25, 2016 13:13:34 IST
Samsung could always be called the pioneer when it comes to adding new features to Android devices. They included a fingerprint reader at a time when Google did not natively support it and now it is looking to include an Iris scanner as an added security feature for its upcoming Galaxy Note 6.
First reported by Forbes, Samsung has apparently registered a new trademark according to a Dutch website called Galaxy Club. The trademarks according to the website include a 'Samsung Iris' and 'Samsung Eyeprint' that do sound like Iris scanning technologies similar to the ones used by Microsoft on its flagship Lumia devices. Both trademarks were submitted to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
Indeed, this could be used as a second layer of security as fingerprint readers are now natively supported by Android devices. With the growing adoption of fingerprint scanners, Samsung could be looking at offering something new in the form of an Iris scanner that so far has been offered by a very limited number of manufacturers like Fujitsu and TCL.
While Microsoft's Lumia 950 smartphones are not exactly a shining example of iris scanning technology, there is a chance that Samsung could use its Eyeprint tech for apps that are connected to its enterprise offerings. For now it cannot be confirmed whether Samsung will include the new technology in its upcoming Galaxy Note 6 smartphone or whether it plans to include the same in its the next S series smartphone. But with productivity and security being the Note Series' key offering we think the Note 6 stands a better chance.
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