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Samsung Halts Sales and Exchanges of Iris Scanning Smartphone

Samsung Halts Sales and Exchanges of Iris Scanning Smartphone

“It’s a sad end for what had been a promising device, but mobile iris scanning is unlikely to die with the Note7.” Samsung is putting a halt to sales and exchanges of its Galaxy Note7 smartphones. The device initially launched in Korea in August, with a global rollout following soon after. It had generated considerable…

Iris Scanning Galaxy Note7 Goes Back On Sale in Korea

Iris Scanning Galaxy Note7 Goes Back On Sale in Korea

“The replacement devices went on sale in South Korea this past Saturday, with Samsung arranging public demos of the Galaxy Note7 the night before.” Samsung is proceeding with the relaunch of its Galaxy Note7 smartphones. The move is part of the company’s enormous recall effort in the wake of reports that some users’ smartphones were exploding while…

Another South Korean Bank Supports Note7 Iris Authentication

Another South Korean Bank Supports Note7 Iris Authentication

Another South Korean bank has signed on for iris-based authentication for customers via Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 smartphone. According to a new report from Yonhap News Agency, the support is coming soon, with an unnamed bank official telling the news agency that “[l]ast-minute preparations have been underway to link our mobile banking services to the iris-recognition capability” of the…

INTERVIEW: Princeton Identity CEO Mark Clifton

INTERVIEW: Princeton Identity CEO Mark Clifton

Princeton Identity is a biometrics company that has recently spun off as independent from SRI International. In its first weeks of existence, the company has made major headlines, most recently confirming that it is in fact the provider of the iris biometrics technology featured on Samsung’s new Galaxy Note7 handset. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had…

Iris Biometrics, Samsung Pass Intended to Push Beyond Passwords

Iris Biometrics, Samsung Pass Intended to Push Beyond Passwords

Samsung is hoping to push users beyond the password with its Note7 smartphone’s iris scanning capability and a new authentication system called Samsung Pass. Announcing the latter in a statement, the company explained that Samsung Pass “can act as a master key for mobile banking services or website login on Samsung Internet, the default browser…

Samsung Clarifies Note7’s Iris Scanning Capabilities

Samsung Clarifies Note7’s Iris Scanning Capabilities

As the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 smartphone approaches, the company is promoting the security of its iris scanning feature—and clarifying its shortcomings—with a new FAQ. Some of the concerns that arose prior to the device’s official announcement are, in fact, legitimate. The device’s iris scanning feature does have a fairly specific range of 25-35…

Note7 Iris Scanning a Sign of Progress in Mobile Biometrics: EyeVerify

Note7 Iris Scanning a Sign of Progress in Mobile Biometrics: EyeVerify

The CEO of EyeVerify sees validation in the emergence of iris scanning with Samsung’s latest flagship device. In a blog post on the company’s website, Toby Rush revisits his “Fingers and Eyes” prediction from February of last year that these would offer the primary modalities for user-friendly, secure biometric authentication on mobile devices. It was a prediction…

Samsung Plans Variant Models of Iris Scanning Phone

Samsung Plans Variant Models of Iris Scanning Phone

Samsung is getting ready to launch its new Galaxy Note7 device to the market, and has announced plans to make available slightly different models of the iris scanning device, reports The Korea Times. Most notably, for the China market, Samsung is considering a model with 128 GB of internal storage, rather than the 64 GB of…

Samsung’s Iris Scanning Smartphone Marks Over 200,000 Preorders

Samsung’s Iris Scanning Smartphone Marks Over 200,000 Preorders

Excitement is building for Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 device in its home country of South Korea. Officially unveiled at launch events around the world last Tuesday, the device has already garnered over 200,000 preorders. As The Korea Herald reports, that’s double the preorders that came in for Galaxy S7 smartphones launched earlier this year. That could…

South Korean Banks to Enable Iris Authentication Via Note7

South Korean Banks to Enable Iris Authentication Via Note7

Two South Korean banks are already preparing to take advantage of the iris scanning capability of Samsung’s latest flagship mobile device. KEB Hana Bank and Woori Bank have announced that they will allow customers to access mobile accounts via the Galaxy Note7’s iris scanning feature. Many banks already support mobile biometric authentication via fingerprint scan,…

Samsung Launches Galaxy Note7 Featuring Iris Scanner

Samsung Launches Galaxy Note7 Featuring Iris Scanner

Samsung has officially launched its new Note7 smartphone, and it does indeed feature an iris scanner, among other sophisticated features. In announcing the new device, Samsung pitched the iris scanner as part of a larger, powerful security apparatus. The company highlighted the Note7’s use of the Samsung Knox security platform, and noted that users could…

Galaxy Note7 Iris Scanning Details Come Into Focus

Galaxy Note7 Iris Scanning Details Come Into Focus

New details are emerging about the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note7‘s iris scanning functionality. More specifically, leaks purportedly showing the setup process for the feature appear to illustrate some of its limitations. For example, users are reportedly advised to hold the device between 25 and 35cm from their faces. TechRadar reports this as a matter of…