After much research it has been determined that this film should be removed. I thought that is was a actually covering the lens but come to find out there is an opening around the center. I noticed this after I saw scratches and lint building up all around my camera. I must say I’ve found several pieces of film like this that were hidden really well.
Needless to say I removed it and was able to wipe away the lint build up. Once removed you can tell that it really is meant to be removed.
Also note that I used my index finger. Some people mentioned they used knives to scrap it off. Please don’t do this! It will come off once you hit the right spot. It’s a very stiff plastic much like what comes on the front by default so it sucks down to the unit really well.