Dec 14, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will sport upgraded iris scanners

Samsung's upcoming flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, will reportedly arrive with improved iris scanners. The iris scanner will have an increased resolution of 3 MP from the current 2 MP and shortened scanning time.

Unless if you are living under a rock for quite some time, you would have known by now that Samsung is currently working on its next-gen flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Considering that the two upcoming phones are frequently in the headlines lately, it seems like we will know everything about them in no time. For instance, we already heard whispers saying that the top-tier Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will have incremental upgrades over their predecessors. We have also come across the news that the South Korean tech giant will reduce the top and bottom bezels to achieve a screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent.

The latest information we heard regarding the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ is that they will have improved iris scanners. The current Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note8 flagship phones sport a 2-megapixel lens for iris scanning. However, hackers from Germany claim that the iris scanners found on those phones can be easily duped by using a photograph of the eyes or contact lens of the user. Although Samsung falsified the report by saying that the hack is unrealistic because it requires hackers to steal the handset and snap a photo of the owner's iris, it seems to still take precautionary measures by upgrading the iris scanner of its 2018 phones.

The improved iris scanners of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are said to have an increased resolution of 3 megapixels instead of the current 2 megapixels. It would increase the recognition rate and success rate as well as shorten the time needed for iris scanning. It will also be able to identify users immediately even if they are wearing eyeglasses or when they are in very bright or too dark lighting conditions. It will also give an added security to banking transactions on your smartphone. Are you now excited to use the improved iris scanner on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ upon their launch next year?

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