With the launch so near, there is no escape from the Samsung Galaxy Note7 rumour storm. Today’s host of leaks come in the form of press renders, video showing the iris scanner in action, new battery life detail, and a possible Gold colour variant in the making. Running up to the launch, a retailer in the Dubai market has even started to take pre-orders for the phablet.
The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is expected to go on sale the same day as the launch event on August 2, and with less than half a month to go, a tech shop in Dubai has already started taking pre-orders, reports Sammobile. The retailer is taking AED 500 (roughly Rs. 9,200) in exchange for a confirmed Galaxy Note7 on August 2.
A video leak shows the iris scanner in action, and testifies as to just how fast it is. In the video, it doesn’t even take a second for the Galaxy Note7 to unlock and enter into the home screen. Sammobile, however reports that there are some caveats attached with this feature. The Settings screen for the iris scanner shows that the scan should be done with a minimum distance of 8-inches at least. Samsung further suggests using the scanner at 9.8 (25 cm) to 13.8 inches (35 cm) from your face. It even asks user’s to keep babies and children from using the scanner. This could be because of the infrared beam that it used to scan the eye. Samsung decided to use infrared as it works in dark areas and weird angles as well.