Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s Secure Folder feature may come to Galaxy S7 handsets
NEW DELHI: Samsung’s failed Galaxy Note 7 phablet came with features such as the Iris sensor and the Secure Folder that enhanced user’s data security. It is not possible to bring the Iris sensor to already launched smartphones so the company is considering bringing at least its Secure Folder feature to existing devices.
As reported by Sammobile, the company might bring the particular Galaxy Note 7 feature to the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge as a part of the Android Nougat OS update. Samsung has sent a message to a Galaxy Beta programme user saying that, “we will consider to support Secure Folder for the OS upgrade device (Nougat) as a downloadable service”. The message added that, “It [Secure Folder] will be available in Galaxy apps later on.” The exact time of launch was not mentioned.
Since the particular feature will be available via the Galaxy App store, non-Samsung Galaxy users won’t be able to experience the feature. The Secure Folder could be opened using the Iris scanner in the Galaxy Note 7. But since the Galaxy S7 handsets don’t sport the Iris Scanner, the feature might only support fingerprint authentication.