After Launching Galaxy S5 with Below Par Fingerprint Scanner, Samsung Plans to Bring Iris Scanner to Galaxy Note 4

Submitted by lalit on July 17, 2014 - 1:44am.

The fingerprint scanner on the new Samsung Galaxy S5 is erratic at best and errors out many times when you are unlocking the handset. After failing to provide its customers with a reliable alternative to Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner on iPhone 5s, Samsung is planning to bring Iris scanner to its next generation Galaxy Note 4.

A tweet from Samsung’s official account @SamsungExynos stated “Security can be improved using features unique to us. That's what we envision. What would you use?” The tweet was accompanied by the above image hinting at Iris scanner in next generation Samsung device.

It has been rumored that upcoming Samsung Exynos processor will include built in Iris scanning support like Apple’s A7 Processor has built in Touch ID support. However, Iris scanners are know to be very finicky and create lot of problems in low light conditions. Iris scanner also cases problems when the subject is moving or the distance between the eye and the camera is not right. Basically, even with advanced technology like Iris scanner the implementation won’t be as effortless and simple as Touch ID, where you just place your finger and the iPhone 5s unlocks.

[Via BGR]