Biometric sensors are the latest trend in the mobile device market. Most major manufacturers are adopting fingerprint sensors as a safety measure while Samsung has gone as far as to use them to approve PayPal payments. This technology hasn’t trickled down from flagship models as yet but Samsung is looking at ways to bring them to its low-end devices which are quite popular in certain markets around the world.
Samsung senior vice president Rhee In-jong told a group of investors and analysts at a forum in Hong Kong that the company is looking at various types of biometric solutions. The company will lean on this technology to push the Knox security suite, Rhee leads the development of Knox.
Even though it has been around for nearly two years now Samsung Knox hasn’t exactly found it easy to win clients. Currently there are more than 87 million Samsung devices out there that come with Knox embedded but only 1.8 million are actively using the suite.
The Samsung SVP also revealed that iris detection is one of the things that they’re looking at. This is certainly the next frontier for mobile devices after fingerprint sensors become common. But as is the case with premium technology, Rhee agrees with the assumption that iris detection will first make its way to high-end devices before trickling down to cheaper models.