Apple has always been known to keep future models a secret, but Samsung’s executive vice president loves to tease. Lee Young Hee announced at CES 2014 in Las Vegas that the company is looking to release its next flagship phone, the Galaxy s5, between March and April, 2014. It will feature iris recognition technology as well as a biometric fingerprint scanner. Continue reading for a video and more information.
For starters, iris scanning is much more secure than fingerprint scans, utilizing a simple charge-coupled device digital camera that uses visible and near-infrared light to take a clear, high-contrast image of a person’s iris. When the camera takes the image, a scanner plots the centre of the pupil, edge of the pupil, edge of the iris, eyelids and eyelashes. Lastly, it analyzes the unique patterns in the iris and translates this pattern into a code. Next time the eye is scanned, this code is compared to the pattern to authenticate a match.