Samsung has added an iris scanner to its latest flagship handset, the Galaxy Note7, which will be used to access banking app and authenticate Samsung Pay transactions,
Unveiling the phone, Samsung revealed that it has been working with Bank of America, Citi, US Bank, KEB Hana, Shinhan and Woori on using the scanner for security.
"Given that an individual’s iris cannot be cloned or forged, this authentication method ensures that bank statements and confidential files can be stored securely," says the electronics giant.
In addition, the iris recognition technology will be used to authenticate secure purchases people make with Samsung Pay.
The Note7 still has a fingerprint reader, with Samsung arguing that by offering more authentication options that can be used interchangeably it is catering to how people use their phones differently.