A whole new level of authentication.
While the rumor mill is currently being fueled by reports on how Samsung’s Galaxy Note 6 will be like, there is an interesting bit that might make current (and new) owners to consider getting one: an iris scanner.
That’s right, aside from the built-in fingerprint sensor that is now a staple feature on all flagship devices from Samsung, the upcoming Galaxy Note 6 might include a new dedicated camera solely to identify your eyes – probably as a form of increased security for the device.
Similar devices like the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL running on Windows 10 includes a feature called Hello that uses the front-facing camera to scan your eyes as a form of authentication. Samsung’s implementation will be the same, though the camera will be a dedicated one separate from the front facing camera.
It is also widely speculated that the Galaxy Note 6 will include an IP68 certification, meaning that the device will now be waterproof – the first one in the product line to have such a feature.
Rumored specifications for the Galaxy Note 6 include a massive 5.8-inch AMOLED display, a generous 6 GB of RAM and of course, an updated version of the ever-reliable S-Pen. Expect the Note 6 to also run on the new Android N operating system.