According to the Korean Herald website, Patron won the bid months ago and is supposedly the only manufacturer responsible for the iris sensors.
There is no official confirmation from Samsung’s end regarding this. However, last month the company launched its Galaxy Tab iris tablet, which is equipped with an iris scanner.
Samsung also seems to be focusing big on the wearables segment lately. The company recently launched a smartband — Gear Fit 2 . It is priced at $180 and is already on sale in the US.