Samsung Galaxy Note 7 coming with iris scanner

New Delhi: Giving a refreshing look to its Galaxy Note series ahead of the Apple event, Samsung has introduced an iris biometric scanner in its flagship Note 7 which, according to company officials, is the first globally.

Samsung on Tuesday unveiled the new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone at its Galaxy Note Unpacked 2016 event, held simultaneously in New York, London,  Samsung says the Galaxy Note 7 will be available starting on August 19,  and will arrive in Blue Coral, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx.

Jumping right into the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. The phone sports a 5.7-inch Quad HD dual edge Super Amoled display of 1440x2560 pixel resolution protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. 

Confirming endless prior leaks and rumours, the Note 7 includes both an iris scanner and a fingerprint sensor. It is powered by an octa-core processor clubbed with 4GB RAM. It has 64GB of internal storage and the battery has been increased to 3,500 mAh. According to the company, the price will match with prior Note devices and will be higher than the S7 Edge, which is about $770 to $800.

Samsung Mobile Introducing the Samsung Galaxy Note 7: