One of the biggest rumors on the upcoming launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is on eye sensing technology. Loyal fans missed out on this with the S7 Active as the Note 7 which launch months later featured an iris scanner, but it sounds like things will change with the 2017 release of Sammy’s newest Active smartphone.
An iris scanner is lover overdue in the eyes of most consumers, and until the Note 7 made its debut during the summer of 2016 we have yet to see eye sensing technology from Samsung. In 2017, we fully expect it to make its way to all of Sammy’s flagships including the Galaxy S8 Active, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Edge, and the Galaxy Note 8.
Eye sensing technology is the next generation in smartphone technology, and for those looking for a totally secure handheld along with more options to securely check out will love this new feature. With Samsung and Google looking to continue to push mobile payment options, an iris scanner will only improve it.
When looking at security, the iris scanner will take the place of the finger print scanner which has become sort of a standard feature. Locking and unlocking your phone by simply swiping your finger over the home screen will be a thing of the past which will be replaced by looking into the phone itself. After the user goes through a brief interface, locking and unlocking the phone can be set to user’s own eye which is much better than we’re used to.
With mobile payment gateways becoming increasing popular, analysts believe mobile devices that are more secure will only make them more popular. Players such as Google and Samsung are investing a lot in Google Pay and Samsung Pay which will have manufacturers looking into this next gen technology.