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Galaxy S8 to feature eye scanner and iPhone style home button

We all are waiting for Samsung Galaxy S8 eagerly, but there is still some time for the launch of the flagship smartphone from the company. Samsung will release the Galaxy Note 7 first and then it will release S8 in the first quarter of 2017. As per the reports, Samsung is skipping the Galaxy Note 6 this year, to keep up with the Apple’s iPhone 7 generation. And the rumors has it that both Galaxy Note 7 and Galaxy S8 will feature an iris scanner instead of the fingerprint scanner.

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Galaxy S8 will unlock with your eyes?

@evleaks has confirmed the old rumor of Iris scanner finally being implemented in the Note 7 by Samsung. This was supposed to be added in Note 6, then Galaxy S7, but it seems finally Note 7 will be the first smartphone to have this feature. While fingerprint scanners are cool and all, but it has been proven that they can be hacked easily by anyone. Someone can use your thumb impression to unlock your phone while you are sleeping or by making a mold of your thumb impression. As we know, no two people have the same iris pattern, so it will become almost impossible to breach your security. If iris scanner becomes the part of Note 7, then it will definitely become part of Galaxy S8 as well. This will raise the bar higher and keep the Samsung on the front in the innovation game. Will Apple eventually copy this feature and introduce it in the future iPhone? We’ll have to wait and see.

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Why do we feel this is not just a rumor?

@evleaks is a reliable source of smartphone leaks before launch. So if Evan is posting something, you can’t doubt it. He has posted lots of leaks before the launch of the smartphone in past, and they end up proving right. So, we feel this is going to be true as well. Apart from that, there have been a lot of rumors around this feature. We’ve also seen patents filed by Samsung for this technology. Sure, Samsung was working on it and might have finally perfected it and ready to introduce in the Note 7.

Round home button like iPhone 7?

Patently Mobile has got their hands on a patent filed by Samsung which reveals that Galaxy S8 might feature a round home button just like Apple iPhone. Samsung’s Galaxy S series smartphones have only featured lozenge-shape home button. The home button has been the major difference between iPhone and Samsung’s flagship over the years. Now, if Samsung chooses to go with circular home button, it will again have to face the old allegations of copying Apple. There is a possibility that this button might be used in some other low-end phone and not in the flagship S8. Even Apple is rumored to ditch the physical home button in future, so it won’t make sense if Samsung starts using it in the flagship now. It will send a wrong message to the consumers and might hurt the brand image of Samsung. We hope this just stays a rumor and does not end up in the actual S8.

More rumors:

We recently told you that Galaxy S8 might feature a 5.5-inch 4K display with 3840 X 2160 pixels resolution and 806 dpi. This will make the Galaxy S8 incredible device for virtual reality and gaming. Galaxy S8 is also going to witness big upgradations in the camera department. It is reported to come with a 24 MP rear camera along with OIS. Processor, memory and battery of the phone will also be upgraded. It will also most probably be water, dust and shockproof. Overall, Galaxy S8 will be one hell of a phone. Stay connected with us for latest news and updates.

What are your expectations from Samsung Galaxy S8 phone? Share with us in the comments below.


  1. wow this is what we want in our smartphones .. if this will galaxy s8 i will leave my iphone 6s .

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