1. Smartphone users can now enhance security with Iris scanners

Smartphone users can now enhance security with Iris scanners

The advent of smartphones within the country has brought about a paradigm change in the lifestyles of Indian consumers.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: March 20, 2017 6:59 PM
The module scans the iris of your eyes and uses it as a password to secure the phone like a fingerprint sensor can. (Reuters)

The advent of smartphones within the country has brought about a paradigm change in the lifestyles of Indian consumers. But with the rise in online transactions, mobile-based banking, and the amount of personal data stored on mobile devices, there have also emerged serious questions about the security aspect. It is to address these qualms and to make mobile usage more secure for its end-users that very few brands have integrated iris scanners in their smartphones. The IRIS scanner allows you to unlock the smartphone by just looking at it. The module scans the iris of your eyes and uses it as a password to secure the phone like a fingerprint sensor can. Here are the some smartphones with iris scanner that you can buy within different price ranges. Itel it1520 itel Mobile, the hi-tech innovative mobile brand from Transsion Holdings Conglomerate, has integrated iris scanner in its flagship smartphone, it1520.

Available at a price of Rs. 8,490, itel’s it1520 is currently one of the only few smartphone models in India to come equipped with the high-end retinal scanning technology. In addition to iris scanner, itel it1520 comes loaded with 13 MP front and back cameras with LED flash, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 1.3 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM, and 16 GB internal storage (expandable by up to 32 GB). The 4G smartphone is one of the most powerful smartphones in the sub-Rs. 10,000 category, and is hailed for providing cutting-edge, high-quality features in the budget smartphone segment.

TCL 560 Chinese Multinational TCL Corporation launched its first smartphone in India – TCL 560. The budget smartphone is priced at Rs 7,999. TCL 560 features a 5.5-inch HD screen with a pixel resolution of 720x1280p. It packs an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera with flash. TCL 560 weighs 156 grams. It comes with an iris scanner, which unlocks the smartphone using eyes. TCL 560 is powered by a 32-bit quad-core processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage.

The battery is 2,500mAh. LYF Earth 2 Reliance Digital’s LYF Earth 2 comes with a retina scanner apart from supporting VoLTE and a fingerprint scanner. LYF Earth 2 flaunts a 5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS LCD with 445ppi, 2.5D curved glass and Gorilla Glass protection. With Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor paired with Adreno 405 GPU and 3GB of RAM.

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Also on offer is 32GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 64GB using a microSD card. The Earth 2 comes with a 13-megapixel front and back camera with LED flash. The rear camera also features laser auto-focus, 4x digital zoom, HRD, panorama, and 1080p video recording capabilities. LYF Earth 2 is priced at Rs 20,999 Microsoft Lumia 950 The Lumia 950 or Talkman sports a 5.2-inch display with 2560 x 1440 pixels of resolution.

Under the hood, one can expect a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor coupled with 3GB RAM, 20-megapixel rear snapper, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB storage and a 3,000mAh battery. Though ZTE has already introduced the iris scanner, it is still not a commonly found feature and could turn out to become a USP of the device. The Lumia 950 is priced at Rs. 26,700.

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