Galaxy S9 to Come with Improved Iris Scanner; Final Design Surfaces

LG and Samsung are two manufacturers who were developing iris scanners. LG recently received a patent for its iris scanner, which will likely feature in the G7 2018 smartphone. There is a new report that the Samsung flagship Galaxy S9 will feature an improved iris scanner that’s secure enough to protect sensitive information. The company is refining the software used in the sensor, which will cut the response time from the current one second.

The source who revealed this information said that.

“The iris lens will be improved to 3 MP from 2 MP of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 to capture clearer images. The scanner will better recognize users’ irises even when they wear eyeglasses, move their eyeballs or are in a too dark or too light environment,”

This upgrade of the Iris scanner has just come after LG raised the bar of Iris scanning technology in terms of visibility and security. LG uses infrared light to scan; its front camera can function as a front camera and iris scanner. Also, they have provided a method to counter attempts using photos, which can even follow movements and adjust its display illumination to detect differences in pupil size.

The Iris biometric authentication method has already been adopted in several financial institutes in South Korea to secure their respective banking applications, but it still has time for broad adoption. Samsung hopes that increasing its security may lead to making this technology mainstream.


Also, a new image has surfaced on the web showing the finalized design of the Samsung Galaxy S9. The design is the same as we have seen previously in leaked photos. The device has an infinity display but with no lower bezel. The device has a screen ratio of up to 90%, and the display is curved.

On the rear, there is a dual camera setup stacked in a vertical arrangement. The LED flash is placed on the right, and the fingerprint sensor is placed just below the cameras, which may lead to discomfort and smudging.

The Galaxy S9, along with the Galaxy S9 Plus, is expected to appear early and is likely to be unveiled at CES 2018 next month, but a new report from a Samsung spokesperson revealed that though they will be previewed at CES 2018, they will go on sale later in the year. Additionally, another representative dashed those rumors and mentioned that the smartphones will not appear at CES 2018. If this is true, we have high hopes for MWC (Mobile World Congress), which will be held from February 26 to March 1, 2018.

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