Unlocking Phones with Iris Scanner
Unlocking With The Eyes: 3 Phones That Use An Iris Scanner
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is undoubtedly the first phone that features an iris scanner, i.e. it
uses your eyes to unlock your phone. They’re rumored to be more secure than the biometric
finger scanners which hackers are now known to fool using high-resolution images. But iris
scans are one of the most accurate forms of biometric scans available today. Is this the
technology of the future, or a security nightmare – given the fact that fake irises can be used for
identity theft? Time will tell, but for now, here are 3 phones that use the iris scanner technology
to unlock phones:
– The Microsoft 950 XL
Besides the front facing and the rear facing cameras, the Lumia 950 XL has an infrared camera
and another camera that’s designed to take pictures of your eyes. It works with different light
conditions and captures your biometric information. This information then is validated with the
information stored on your phone. The entire process takes around 2 seconds or even less. If it
fails to recognize, use the PIN you’ve already created.
– The 2018 iPhone
This is just a rumor, but one floated by CNET, so there must be some credibility to it. There were
rumors that Taiwan-based Xintec may provide iris-scanners for this purpose. Are they going to
use the technology? We’ll have to wait until 2018 for news on that. They do have a patent on
device control mechanism using face-detection and recognition, though. Whenever’s the release
date, we’ll be there to help you unlock your AT&T iPhone!
– Fujitsu NX F-046
The iris scanning technology isn’t the only unique feature of this phone. The phone boasts of a
5.2-inch display with 2K resolution powered by octacore Snapdragon 810 CPU.
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