Samsung’s latest trademark registrations hint at iris scanner for the Galaxy Note 6

According to a report, Samsung has filed for registering the “Samsung Iris” and “Samsung Eyeprint” trademarks in the European Union. This clearly hints at the possibility that the company’s upcoming flagship could feature an iris scanner, it’s not a feature that Samsung is likely to debut with a mid-range handset after all.

Iris scanning can be great, when it uses infrared light like Fujitsu has shown off, but it can also be annoying when it uses dazzling light, like on the Lumia 950. Here’s hoping Samsung goes for the more advanced option that works without blinding the user.

Other rumoured specs for the Galaxy Note 6 include a 5.8-inch QHD display, 6GB of RAM and maybe even the latest Android N operating system. Samsung may unveil the handset around August, which is the month when the Galaxy Note 5 was shown off.