Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rumored to arrive with retina scanner

The upcoming flagship phablet from Samsung – the Galaxy Note 4 has been subject to many rumors and we have heard and seen many aspects that could be included in the device including UV sensor to flexible YOUM display. Over the weekend, the official Samsung Exynos Twitter account has tipped something interesting that could be integrated in the device.

Samsung Exynos Unlock the future

The tweet reads, "Security can be improved using features unique to us. That's what we envision. What would you use?" and it embeds a picture that shows thin bezels around the screen of the device with a giant eye. The presence of the enormous eye on the screen tips that the handset could arrive with the unexpected retina scanner feature.

A retina scanner can be used to unlock the device (image reads "Unlock the future") and to handle some secure aspects of the device such as online payments and others (to the right of image shows list of bills with pay button). While Samsung has already implemented a fingerprint scanner in its current flagship smartphone Galaxy S5, the incorporation of the retina scanner is believed to make the Note 4 more secure.

While we do not know about the official specifications of the Galaxy Note 4, the device is rumored to feature a 5.7-inch Quad HD display and to be powered either by an Exynos 5433 octa-core SoC or Snapdragon 805 SoC. Both the variants are said to arrive with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage space that can be expanded and 16MP primary snapper with 3.6MP secondary.

The Galaxy Note 4 is speculated to go official in early September at the IFA 2014 trade show in Berlin and we need to wait until then to know more details about the device.