Samsung Planning Iris Scanner to Outshine TouchID
Think Apple's TouchID is the strongest force for mobile security in the land of mainstream smartphones? Samsung wants to change some opinions on this topic and will purportedly use its forthcoming Galaxy S5 handset to do so.
The South Korean tech behemoth is said to be working on futuristic iris recognition technology. Samsung is expected to release its next-gen flagship smartphone during or before the month of April. For the time being, however, Samsung hasn't confirmed the deployment of eye scanner technology in the new phone. But we hear that's what the folks at Samsung are diligently working on today.
“We’ve been announcing our first flagship model in the first half of each year, around March and April, and we are still targeting for release around that time,” said Lee Young Hee, executive VP of the company’s mobile business. “When we release our S5 device, you can also expect a Gear successor with more advanced functions, and the bulky design will also be improved.”
Clearly, Samsung wants to take a serious shot at Apple's surge in prominence in the realm of smartphone security, a reputation earned in response to the company's introduction of fingerprint scanning tech in the fall 2013 release of iPhone 5s.