Order a pizza with your eyes: Japanese phone features iris scan

The first in the world to use “biometric authentication using iris recognition” technology. (Fujitsu)

A Japanese smartphone is the first device to ever own an eye scanning feature to enable activation.

Electronics Giant Fujitsu in Japan, the creator of the Arrows NX F-04G device, is the first in the world to use “biometric authentication using iris recognition” technology, which will be released at the end of the month, The Telegraph reported.

Similarly to fingerprint biometrics, the eye scanning requires users to glance at circles on the screen of the phone.

“Key to the new Arrows NX F-04G device is the presence of a miniature front-facing infrared camera plus and infrared LED which illuminates the eyes of the user in order to identify them via iris pattern,” the newspaper reported.

Owners of the device will be able to use the eye scanner to unlock the phone, sign into apps, and shop online.

Demonstrating the device, the Chief Executive of NTT Docomo, the main mobile phone operator in Japan, confirmed an online pizza order by staring at the phone, according to the Wall Street Journal.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46
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