Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 7 with an Iris Scanner next month and now according to a recent report Apple is also working on the technology for the iPhone.
According to a report by Digitimes, Apple will introduce an Iris Scanner to their 2018 iPhone, we can also expect other smartphone manufacturers to use the technology in their devices.
Samsung is expected to lead all vendors by releasing its new flagship smartphone supporting iris recognition technology in the second half of 2016, while Apple is likely to roll out new iPhone devices with iris sensors in 2018, the sources indicated.
China-based smartphone vendors, including LeEco, Xiaomi Technology and 360 Qiku, reportedly have been developing their own biometrics technology, respectively, added the sources.
Additionally, upstream solution suppliers, including Qualcomm, Truly Opto-Electronics, O-film Tech and Beijing IrisKing, have also been accelerating their developments of iris and other biometrics recognition solutions to support smartphone vendors, said the sources.
Apple will launch this years iPhones in September, the company is rumored to start selling the handsets from the 16th of September, although they are expected to only come with minor upgrades.