It has been rumored multiple times over the past couple of years that Samsung is going to introduce a flagship smartphone that features iris scanning technology. We’ve been hearing similar rumors this year as the company’s next Galaxy Note flagship is expected to finally bring this technology to the mainstream. Samsung has started filing trademark applications for the monikers “Galaxy Iris” and “Galaxy Eyeprint,” hinting that it really does intend to bring iris recognition to the mainstream in the near future.

Just two weeks ago, Samsung files for trademarks for the abovementioned monikers in the European Union. Now it has made similar filings in the United States and Korea, leading us to believe that it’s up to something.

Samsung also announced the launch of a new tablet recently which is aimed primarily at the government and businesses in India. This particular tablet features iris scanning technology for advanced biometric recognition.

Some believe that the company has started dropping hints here and there about it bringing iris scanning technology to the mainstream. It hasn’t completely denied the possibility so it’s still very much possible that this technology will come to consumer devices at some point in the future.

The next Galaxy Note handset from Samsung serves as a good launchpad for this technology but since the rumor mill isn’t even sure if it will be called the Galaxy Note 6 or Galaxy Note 7, we can’t be too sure about what the rumors tell us just yet.

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