Leak Hints at Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Sporting Iris Scanner

July 1, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Much has been spoken about on the presence of an iris scanner in Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 7 device ever since the company filed the patent for the technology. As we near the announcement date of the flagship device, the possibility of an iris scanner powered flagship from Samsung is getting stronger.

The latest catalyst that has spurred the possibility of an iris scanner is the front panel leaked images of what could be the next Galaxy Note. The leak has been revealed by @onleaks, who hasn’t got plenty wrong with the pre-launch leaks.

Spotted atop the leaked front panel are two spaces left for additional lenses. These were not included in the S7 cutouts, and are said to be present for including iris scanning technology in accordance with the patent filed.


This definitely appears to be bright news for Samsung devotees, but it could come at the cost of branding. The extra lens addition, according to the image, will be replacing the ‘Samsung’ label from the front side of the device, leaving the front face of Galaxy Note 7 with no name imprinted on it.

The image also reveals more about the design of the smartphone, which appears to have taken cues from the Galaxy S series instead of following the Note predecessors. The side curves on the image do indicates the Edge variant of device that will come with curved screens, and this time, the curves have been made round compared to the previous Edge entry in the Note series.

The rounded edge also appears to be fitted well onto the 5.7 inch screen, which will be housing a QHD resolution.

It still needs to be seen whether the leaked image indeed represent the actual Note 7 device. And if it does, Galaxy Note 7 could mark some hefty changes in Samsung’s flagship phablet series.

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