Like it or not, Galaxy Note 7 will be one of the best selling smartphones in 2016.
Although Galaxy Note 7 have almost identical hardware specs as Galaxy S7 edge (except S Pen and iris scanner), Galaxy Note 7 is a major udpate for Galaxy Note 5.
As explained in Galaxy Note 7 specs post, Galaxy Note 7 is a major update for Galaxy Note 5, not for Galaxy S7 (or S7 edge).
In this post, let’s explore top 7 Galaxy Note 7 new features .
These top 7 new features in Galaxy Note 7 makes the phone apart from previous generations of Galaxy Note devices, mainly, Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy Note 4.
1. Iris scanner: the most noteworthy Galaxy Note 7 new feature, but is it just a fad?
Before Galaxy Note 7 was announced, Samsung deliberately leaked the iris scanner as one of the top Galaxy Note 7 new features.
But many long-time Samsung customers (you should NEVER trust experts…..) had thought the new feature would not work well until 2 or 3 generations later.
If you can remember the awkward (and inaccurate) fingerprint scanner in Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4, you would think iris scanner probably would be an usable feature in Galaxy Note 8 or Galaxy S9!
It seems most of us are wrong.
Iris scanner in Galaxy Note 7 works surprisingly well: both fast and accurate.
But the question is whether this new feature makes any sense.
Currently, iris scanner in Galaxy Note 7 can be used:
- to unlock the phone. It is not as natural or easy as using fingerprint. You also have to wake up the screen to use Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner. Of course, iris may be more secure. But do we need such a security for the lock screen?
- to use secure folder. This is simply a folder secured by your eyes. Technically, it is similar to use password to encrypt a folder.
- to authenticate your Samsung account, or to use in Samsung Pay.
Anyway, the good thing on Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner …
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