Samsung unveiled the much rumored Galaxy S8 and S8+ yesterday and one of the most standout features of the phones is the new iris scanner.
The iris scanner, as you may know, will let you unlock your Galaxy S8 or S8+ using your eye. With this technology, Samsung believes that the phone will be the most secure, especially since it adds to the usual security later that flagships come with – a fingerprint scanner.
While the new iris scanner might have contributed a lot to the higher price tags of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ compared to the S7 and S7 Edge, its step-down from the Galaxy Note series and now to the Galaxy S series has meant that those devices on the lower end of the spectrum stand a chance to enjoy one feature that has been elusive to this niche – biometric authentication.
If the latest reports are to be believed, Samsung has plans to introduce fingerprint scanning to is budget Galaxy J series starting this year. So far, the Galaxy J5 Prime and Galaxy J7 Prime from last year are already equipped with a front-mounted fingerprint scanner, but Sammy wants this to feature on all J series phones.
It makes sense for Samsung to want to improve the Galaxy J series as it is actually among its leading income generators in the smartphone niche. Apparently, the tech company parts with over 100 million units of Galaxy J phones each year and with a fingerprint scanner coming on board, this figure could get even bigger.
This is not all as Samsung is reportedly also working on introducing Samsung Pay on all Galaxy J series phones, probably starting with this year’s Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 – phones that should be unveiled in the coming weeks, if not days. So far, Samsung Pay is only supported on the high-end Galaxy S and Note series and recently, the Galaxy A series started joining the party.
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