There has been much buzz about the Samsung’s latest device, the Galaxy S8, and the S8 Plus, especially as the tech company, released a limited edition variant sporting 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage memory. The more premium variant of the device was however reported to have sold out fast although recent reports indicate that the device which was released for the Chinese market and the Korean market is facing a few delivery issues. Asides that, Samsung has also disappointed its fans in the US as it announced that the smart AI Assistant, Bixby, which was one of the high points of the device would not be available until later in the year although the US market has it better than Germany which will be getting its Bixby Voice much more at the tail end of the year.
Moving on from the sad news delivered by the tech company, there have also been reports that Samsung is planning on blocking the possible remapping of the smart AI Assistant button which means users of the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus will not be able to switch the Bixby button for other functions on their smartphone.
A good news which filtered in, however, holds that the smartphone company is thinking in a financial lane as there have been reports that the South Korean company is planning a possible implementation for the Iris scanner mounted on the device.
Recall that Samsung had first introduced the Iris scanner on the Galaxy Note 7 device which failed woefully after users reported it going up in flames due to what was later reported by the tech company to be caused by the irregularly sized batteries fitted on it. The tech company was further reported to have sold some refurbished copies of the smartphone in some market with the battery capacity bumped down from its original 3,500 mAh to 3,200 mAh.
Latest report regarding the possible implementations of the Iris scanner, however, is that the tech company is planning on using the feature as a means of payment verification which means that the Iris scanner is about to become a part of your day to day life.
According to reports, various banks in South Korea have already contacted the South Korean OEM as they look to implement the technology into financial transactions and making it more authenticated.
However, indications exist that the United States might not be getting this implementation soon or at all although there may be possible reconsideration should the implementation gather enough credibility and success rate in South Korea.