The Iris scanning technology was rumored to be launched in smartphones in 2014, but it failed to. Now, it appears like we will be getting to see this feature in a smartphone that will be launched at the CES 2015 next week. ViewSonic is believed to launch a smartphone called ViewSonic V55 with the iris scanning and recognition technology.
ViewSonic is a firm that is associated with displays and it usually shows its products at the CES tech show every year and hence, we can believe the California based firm to unveil its smartphone at the event next week as well.
A report by GizmoChina has leaked the features, functions and images of the ViewSonic V55. The report also comes up with a video that is titled ViewSonic V55 teaser with Iris recognition technology. This video clip also shows the functionality of the iris scanning feature on the smartphone, but there is no word regarding the pricing of the ViewSonic device.
The Iris recognition technology will scan the user’s unique random eye patterns for biometric identification. This iris scanner is likely to be included at the top right corner of the smartphone and it will be covered with a small piece as well. Users will have to make use of the feature by sliding this covering piece on the scanner. The Iris technology will allow the user whose iris patterns are recorded to unlock and access the contents stored on the smartphone, thereby preventing it from unauthorized access.
When it comes to the specifications of the ViewSonic V55, it is speculated that the device will flaunt a 5.5 inch FHD 1080p IPS display and employ a 64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 clocked at 1.4 GHz teamed up with 2 GB of RAM. It is claimed that it will pack 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage capacity. The ViewSonic offering is said to boast of a 13 MP primary camera and arrive with connectivity features such as 4G LTE.
|Display||5.5 inch, FHD|
|Processor||1.4 GHz Snapdragon 410|
|Internal Storage||16 GB, 32 GB|