Fujitsu's new smartphone has iris recognition
Fujitsu isn't exactly a leading light in the smartphone field, but maybe it's trying to change that with the Arrows NX F-04G. It's claimed to be the world’s first phone to feature iris recognition tech.
Iris recognition is a type of biometric authentication that uses the pattern in the user's iris. Very much like a thumb print, each person's iris is unique. Fujitsu calls this feature the Iris Passport, as it allows you to unlock the device and also perform various web logins merely by looking at the screen.
The device, which runs on the Android 5.0 Lollipop platform, is powered by a Snapdragon 810 SoC with an octa-core CPU, Adreno 430 GPU, and 3GB of RAM as well as 32GB of expandable internal memory. It is also fitted with a 5.2-inch 1440x2560 IPS display, and packs in a 3,120mAh battery.
The Arrows NX F-04G is on sale now in Fujitsu's native Japan, where it costs around US$750 (₹48,000). We don't expect to see it released elsewhere, but we'll keep an eye out (no pun intended) for any sign of it spreading beyond its home market.
As for iris recognition, you can expect it to begin filtering into other devices soon. Read more about the upcoming eyeball-scanning revolution here.