Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could get a retinal scanner

Samsung image teases possibility of a retinal scanner on the Galaxy Note 4 smartphone.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Mon, Jul 14 2014 5:23 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:15 PM CST

One of the most popular devices that Samsung makes is the Galaxy Note smartphone. The Note is known for having a larger screen than most smartphones putting in into phablet territory, skirting the gap between smartphones and tablets. Some rumors about the next Galaxy Note are now making the rounds and those rumors suggest that the Note 4 will have a retinal scanner.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could get a retinal scanner | TweakTown.com

Adding a retinal scanner would take the security of the device a step further, Samsung currently makes wide use of fingerprint scanners on its high-end smartphones. The cool part about having a retinal scanner on the smartphone in the future would be the ability to unlock the device by looking at it.

Note 4 users might also be able to make purchases online by simply looking at the device. The iris scanner rumor got started with a tweet from the Samsung Exynos account that read: "Security can be improved using features unique to us.]" An image with that tweet has an eye on the screen hinting at retinal scanning.

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Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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