Samsung is looking to beef up security for its devices with future plans in place for the incorporation of biometric sensors into a majority of its devices.
According to various sources, Samsung senior vice president, Rhee In-Jong, has stated that the mobile giant aims to expand its use of biometric sensors across all its devices, including low-end devices. As such, they are looking into a variety of biometric mechanisms that can be integrated into the diverse line up of devices currently in the works. One particularly interesting feature that may soon be seen on future premium devices would be the iris recognition sensor. This feature was expected to debut with the release of the Galaxy S5, which did not happen unfortunately. However, Mr. In-Jong did mention that “everybody is looking at iris detection”, perhaps a possible hint of it in the works.
It appears Samsung is stepping up its services to cater to the corporate market with the introduction of binary sensors and the mobile security platform, Samsung Knox. They are aiming to encourage the use of their devices in mainstream corporation, adding to their already impressive list of customers including the US Department of Defense and the UK government as well. Despite this, only 1.8 million people use Samsung Knox out of the 87 million devices sold that came embedded with the service. And clearly, Samsung is looking to vastly improve on that statistic, starting with the incorporation of biometric sensors.