Samsung Galaxy Note 7 comes with iris-scanning security

Samsung has officially revealed its newest phone: the Galaxy Note 7, along with some pretty cool features.

Some cool new additions to the smartphone include a A water resistant body and S Pen, new security features that combines Samsung Knox with biometric authentication including a new iris scanning capability, and immersive entertainment with HDR video streaming.

(Image via Samsung)
(Image via Samsung)

“The Galaxy Note 7 combines productivity and entertainment, and strong security features. Powering a robust ecosystem, it is the ideal device for those who want to achieve more in life,” said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “Life moves faster than ever now so we created the Galaxy Note 7 to move with users – helping them get things done more easily wherever, whenever.”

Perhaps the feature that’s drawing the most attention is the iris-scanning security.  The Galaxy Note 7 provides heightened security and privacy, with highly advanced biometric authentication, including fingerprint scanner and iris scanning technology.  The iris recognition technology will also be used to authenticate secure purchases people make with Samsung Pay. The smartphone will also support Samsung Pass, bringing authentication such as iris scanning and fingerprint recognition to more apps and services.

The Galaxy Note 7 also offers a new level of user security with Secure Folder, a separated folder that adds an extra layer of security to keep private and personal information safe.

As an added bonus, users can pair their Galaxy Note 7 with the new Gear VR powered by Oculus and experience virtual reality almost anywhere. Galaxy Note7’s Super AMOLED screen and processor delivers an ultra-immersive experience.

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