It is found out that Samsung Electronics registered for a patent on installing a fingerprint recognition sensor into a rear-camera module.
Patentlyapple, which is a media that specializes in patents from Apple, made an announcement on the 26th (U.S. time) that Samsung Electronics registered for patent related to a fingerprint recognition sensor. Its patents are related to locations of fingerprint recognition sensor as one of them is about installing a fingerprint recognition sensor into a rear-camera module and the other one is about installing a sensor into a circular home button that resembles Apple's style.
It seems that the reason why Samsung Electronics registered for such patents is because it wants to surpass limitations of Android models. It is possible to identify a person when one puts his or her finger on top of a circular home button that is located in front of an iPhone since a fingerprint recognition module is installed within this button. LENOVO placed its fingerprint recognition sensor on the back of its most recent phone called 'Phab 2 Pro' by considering the fact that an index finger usually goes to the back of a phone when one is holding his or her phone. Samsung Electronics is also planning to introduce a phone that can recognize fingerprints just by holding a Smartphone.
Patentlyapple made an announcement that Samsung Electronics had worked with Yonsei University's Industry Foundation and registered for a patent on a new iris recognition system, which captures images of eyes and a face as well as iris by using 3 lenses. This system is composed of lenses with narrow focus to recognize a person's eyes and lenses with wide angle of view to capture one's face. During a rendering of Galaxy Note 7 that was introduced early this month, Galaxy Note 7 attracted many attentions by having a large sensor and 3 small sensors at the top of Galaxy Note 7.
Because it was found out that Samsung Electronics registered for such patents before Galaxy Note 7 was released, expectations are getting higher for Galaxy Note 7. Because iris recognition and fingerprint recognition are included in a UX beta program personal certification method that was newly introduced by Samsung Electronics previously, Samsung Electronics felt more pressure to include iris recognition into Galaxy Note 7.
It is expected that Galaxy Note 7 will be released on the 2nd of August before 2016 Brazil Summer Olympics.
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