Notes on the new Samsung

7 Days in Dubai - - TECH TALK -

You’ll be able to un­lock Samsung’s new phone just by look­ing at it. The Galaxy Note 7, which was launched in the UAE this week, comes with an iris scan­ner, which matches pat­terns in your eyes with what was de­tected by your phone dur­ing set-up. It also of­fers an al­ter­na­tive to fin­ger­print ID, which doesn’t work well when fingers are wet. “We chal­lenged our en­gi­neers to de­sign a se­cu­rity sys­tem that’s con­ve­nient and safe at the same time,” said Justin Denison, a se­nior vice pres­i­dent for prod­uct strat­egy at Samsung. “It took five years to per­fect, but it only takes a glance to un­lock your phone.” Samsung isn’t first, though. Mi­crosoft’s Lu­mia 950 phones al­ready have this tech. Beyond that, the up­dates in the Note 7 are mostly en­hance­ments, such as a stronger glass screen and more stor­age — 64 gi­ga­bytes, or dou­ble what Samsung usu­ally of­fers, plus a slot to add more. The Note 7 comes with a bet­ter cam­era — al­though it’s the same one that the smaller Galaxy S7 phones got in March, save for in­ter­face en­hance­ments to ac­cess set­tings and switch be­tween the front and rear cam­eras more eas­ily.

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