ViewSonic introduced the first smartphone with iris scanner [video]




ViewSonic has decided to break new ground in the field of protection of personal data. The company announced the world’s first smartphone, which is equipped with iris scanner. At this point in the network presented renderings ViewSonic V55 and trailer with an epic audio track.


In the upper right corner of the front of the smartphone is a small sensor that reads specific to each individual pattern of the iris. The scanner is protected from damage plastic “curtain”. Thus, when the user wants to use the scanner, the panel will need to move sideways.

Unlike other biometrics, including fingerprint method, rainbow pattern is impossible to counterfeit, that’s why ensures maximum safety.



At the moment, it is known that by the new technologies in this sector will be to block access directly to your phone and to specific files or folders. There will be some more opportunities, but they are yet unknown.



In addition to the iris scanner, the machine “out of the box” allows the use of interchangeable lenses. Such a decision is not new to the market, we can recall the products Olloclip. But no company has not offered such opportunities without covers. Will there be additional lenses bundled with a smartphone, not reported.

As for the other characteristics of new items, then there is nothing outstanding. ViewSonic V55 received a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 64-bit 4-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 410 with 1.4 GHz. Amount of RAM is 2GB. Flash memory is provided for 16 or 32 GB. Also aware of the 13-megapixel camera and support for LTE.

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