Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930)’s upcoming Galaxy Note 4 phablet would have retina scanner for security. The Korean electronics company tweeted over the weekend through its official SamsungExynos account, “Security can be improved using features unique to us. That’s what we envision. What would you use?” Notably, the Galaxy Note 4 is expected to enter mass production this month.
Galaxy Note 4 could set a new benchmark for smartphone security
It indicates that the forthcoming Galaxy Note 4 would have a feature never seen before on other smartphones. The tweet, which is accompanied by the above image, shows a device that focuses on the eye. On the right side, there is a list of bills with ‘pay’ button. It suggests that users can process payments without any security risk.
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The image has the tagline “Unlock the future,” so the eye scanner can be used for unlocking the phablet, too. If included, the eye scanner would make the Galaxy Note 4 one of the most secure devices in the world. Security is a hot topic in the tech world. A retina scanner could be a huge selling point for Samsung’s new device.
Previously, there were reports that Samsung’s Galaxy S5 would have the Iris eye scanner. But the feature wasn’t introduced with the S5, which instead sports a fingerprint scanner. Samsung has been a pioneer in eye-tracking feature. Its Smart Screen technology prevents the screen from locking or dimming while the user is looking at it. In the past, the company had used the front-facing camera to recognize the owner and unlock the device. But the feature could easily be fooled with a photograph of the owner.
Galaxy Note 4 with faster Exynos processor
A few days ago, the Korean electronics giant teased the Exynos processor, which is also expected to make it to the Galaxy Note 4. Reports suggest that the new Exynos processor with advanced 4G LTE connectivity has been developed on a High-K Metal Gate Logic Process. The new quad-core Exynos chip will offer smoother and faster multitasking capabilities.