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Samsung Still Looking at Iris Scanners for Future Smartphones

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Samsung is said to be looking to expand the use of biometric sensors in its smartphones, and could be planning to add them to its BYOD platform, Knox.

The company is also looking to expand the range of biometric systems away from just fingerprints, and also put them in cheaper handsets.

"We're looking at  various types of biometric [mechanisms] and one of things that everybody is looking at is iris detection,"  Samsung's senior vice president Rhee In-jong told the Wall Street Journal.

However, previous discussions of iris based detectors for mobile phones have been largely dismissed, mostly due to the user-friendliness of holding a phone up to the face just to unlock it.

Samsung's mobile enterprise software, Knox could also get biometric identification to unlock corporate services.

On the web: Wall Street Journal

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