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Alleged Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner demoed in leaked video

by Brandon Russell | July 21, 2016July 21, 2016 3:00 pm PDT

If a fingerprint sensor isn’t your preferred method of unlocking a smartphone, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 might introduce the next best thing. A video out of China appears to demonstrate the device’s much-ballyhooed iris scanner, which will allow users to unlock the Galaxy Note 7 just by looking at it. Yes, exactly like Windows Hello.

It’s difficult to say how authentic this video is; its brevity and poor quality makes it difficult to determine if that is indeed a Galaxy Note 7. If it is, the process of unlocking the device with nothing more than an eyeball seems super easy.

According to the video, a screen will pop up to show users if they’re correctly aligned for the iris scanner to work. If they are, it’ll unlock, simple as that. Based on the video evidence, the feature will work with minimal effort from the user—and it’ll work quickly, too.

You can see the video for yourself below. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a video of an alleged Note 7 and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s not the last.

We’re only a week and a half away from Samsung’s scheduled Aug. 2 event, where we’ll learn much more about what tricks the Note 7 has up its sleeve.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...