Leaked video may reveal larger iris scanner in Samsung Galaxy Note 9

A video purporting to show a screen protector for the yet to be released Samsung Galaxy Note 9 indicates that the forthcoming flagship phone may feature a larger iris scanner, Android Headlines reports.

The first module on the right of the top bezel in the Galaxy Note 8 was the iris scanner, and assuming the same layout, the larger area of the cutout on the screen protector seems to indicate a larger scanner, which could provide improved authentication speed and accuracy at longer distances.

The video, posted to YouTube by Slashleaks, also shows cutouts in the screen protector likely for an LED indicator, ambient light sensor, earpiece, and a selfie camera, according to Android Headlines. The device could be officially announced at the IFA conference in Berlin in August, which is where the Galaxy Note 8 was announced last year.

The Galaxy Note 9 will also reportedly feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, though no details are available and the company has not confirmed its plans.

Samsung is also working with Mantis Vision on a 3D imaging system which could be used for facial recognition on its Galaxy S10.

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