A couple of renders of the Galaxy Tab S4 have appeared online in recent weeks. Some of you may have noticed that Samsung’s upcoming flagship tablet doesn’t have a physical home button. So there’s no fingerprint sensor on the front but the renders also show that there isn’t one at the back as well. This meant that the tablet may not have the sensor and that does appear to be the case as the Galaxy Tab S4 firmware files that are already out confirm that the tablet will have an iris scanner.

A video has been extracted from the Galaxy Tab S4 firmware which confirms that the upcoming flagship tablet from Samsung is going to feature an iris scanner and the company’s Intelligent Scan feature.

The Intelligent Scan feature combines both the iris scanner and facial recognition when unlocking the device. If one method fails the other is instantly used as a backup. Samsung hasn’t confirmed as yet when the Galaxy Tab S4 is going to be launched but it may not be long now before the company makes the announcement.

The tablet isn’t expected to be launched at the company’s Galaxy Note 9 event next month. There’s a better chance of the Galaxy Tab S4 being announced at the IFA 2018 in Berlin this September.

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