Samsung Offers Payments via Consumers’ Eyes
Samsung wants to enable consumers to pay with their eyes. The latest update to the company’s Samsung Pay mobile wallet will include a feature that will allow payments via iris scans of consumers’ eyes, according to a Samsung spokesman.
“The iris scanner on the Galaxy Note7, Samsung’s latest Galaxy smartphone, is also now enabled in the United States, and can be used by customers to authenticate quick and easy payments with Samsung Pay,” the spokesman says.
Samsung said the feature is part of Samsung Pay version 2.3, and will work only on Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. Those are the devices under a global recall after reports that fault batteries caused fires and explosions. Samsung has sold approximately 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 phones, according to reports.
Samsung recently launched its Samsung Pay mobile wallet in Brazil. The wallet is supported by Mastercard and Visa along with well as Banco do Brasil, Brasil Pré-Pagos, Caixa, Porto Seguro and Santander. The rollout there follows the service’s recent introduction in Australia and Spain.