Samsung Galaxy Note 7 boasts ‘eye-catching’ new feature

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Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 7 at its ‘Unpacked’ event in New York City Tuesday.

The Galaxy Note 7 will come with an iris scanner, which matches patterns in your eyes. It offers an alternative to fingerprint ID, which doesn’t work well when fingers are wet or cold.

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Samsung isn’t the first to offer the new technology, as Microsoft’s Lumia 950 phones had the feature, according to The Associated Press.

The Galaxy Note 7 stays at 5.7 inches and  will have curved edges — a well-liked feature limited to a special ‘Edge’ model before. The Galaxy Note 7 also boasts of a stronger glass screen and more storage — 64 gigabytes, plus a slot to add more.

The Note 7 will be available in the U.S. starting August 19. Prices haven’t been announced.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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