How to work iris scanner in the Galaxy Note 7?

A world in which a very large role played by digital technologies, which ensure the safety of personal information requires constantly upgrading measures.

That's why the latest model of Samsung (Galaxy Note 7) was designed with the scanner of the iris, already known to all fingerprint reader, as well as the security platform Knox. The following information has been published on the official Samsung site, and you need to understand that all the allegations are based on the words of the company itself. Despite this, the article describes how the eye Iris scanner and given an infographic.

Fingerprint scanning technology fingers Samsung is widely used for device security and data protection, for example, to work with the Pay Samsung mobile payment system. But Galaxy Note 7 was integrated iris scanning technology, to provide users with an additional form of authentication to enhance security. With this technology, the user is unnecessary to even touch the smartphone to verify their identity. You just need to look at the device's screen to complete the scanning process. See also user manuals for Samsung smartphones

Iris in Galaxy Note 7
Iris in Galaxy Note 7

Iris - is a technology for your eyes

Iris scanning is an automated method of biometric identification that uses iris recognition, or eye patterns.

For identity verification device scans the diaphragm, which is a thin layer. Each person has a unique pattern of the iris in each eye, which is formed at an early age and remains unchanged throughout life. Given that the system is virtually impossible to counterfeit Iris scanning the iris is one of the safest and most reliable biometric methods. This technology is widely used for access control, for example, at the point of border control and airport security. Samsung gained great success by implementing Galaxy Tab Iris technology that was created for the government of India organizations.

What is an Iris?
What is an Iris?

The transfer of biometric data into the smartphone

After receiving information about smart iris, it stores it in encrypted form. When a user attempts to access content, such as a secure application that is included in the work of an infrared LED-ray and camera to get a sample of the eye of the iris to the encrypted code recognition and comparison.

Samsung has applied two new components for the implementation of the scanner, while not sacrificing design. For this purpose, a special device was equipped with a camera that uses a special filter for receiving the image and recognition of images using infrared LED-rays. Thanks rays scanner is able to recognize images even in low light. Even in the absence of illumination light from the display is sufficient.

How to Detect and Authenticate
How to Detect and Authenticate

Iris technology is very fast and reliable, the company said. In any case, the authentication process is faster than the scanning of a fingerprint. With the Galaxy Note 7 users can have peace of mind knowing that their data is stored in a safe place (Knox platform). In addition, if the device is stolen or lost, no one will be able to use the encrypted information.

Galaxy Note 7 Iris Sensor
Galaxy Note 7 Iris Sensor

Eye iris scanner, which is used in the Galaxy Note 7 is safe for health and has received the highest rating of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). In addition, the device will automatically shut down if the human eye is too close or too long exposed to the LED sensor.

Additional features of the Iris scanner

Using this technology as an example, Galaxy Note 7, there are additional services that ensure the proper level of security.

One of them - Secure Folder, which allows users to manage the applications and files using fingerprint, iris scanner or a PIN-code.

Users can use this service to keep your private and personal information, such as banking information. This is also a great tool for parents who want to block access to certain games or content from their children. Secure Folder (Secure Folder) is easy to use and has few limitations for storage or sharing of content applications on the device.

Secure Folder
Secure Folder

Another optional safety feature, Samsung Pass, allows users to quickly go to the Web sites by using biometric authentication. In order not to waste time on a regular input of user name and password, Samsung Pass will be a standard feature for new models of Galaxy line Note.

In addition, to ensure the safe storage of information, the Samsung also is partnering with major financial institutions (Bank of America, Citibank, and U.S. Bank), to integrate the iris scanner in the mobile banking application. But mobile banking - is just the beginning. Developers plan to use the scanner for other activities. Scan technology iris from Samsung in the future will be expanded and used in a variety of industries.

Because we keep a lot of sensitive information in our smartphones, Galaxy Note 7 provides users with the security of the data.


For companies iris scan technology can also be applied.