Viewsonic V55 – The world’s first Iris-scanning technology smartphone is about to launch this month January 2015, Time to enable some extra fictional Mission Impossible and James Bonds features which kept making headlines and were expected last year to be introduced on a flagship Samsung Galaxy handset, though that never happened.
Gizmochina in a report has detailed features, functions, and has also received images of the ViewSonic V55 smartphone. The publication has even posted a YouTube video (seen below) titled “ViewSonic V55 teaser with Iris recognition technology” showing how the feature works on the smartphone. As of now, there is word on the pricing of the new smartphone.
According to the report, “With this technology, only the owner of the device, whose iris patterns are recorded pre-recorded can unlock and access information from the smartphone.”
The report adds that the ViewSonic V55 smartphone will include the iris scanner on top right corner of the handset and will be covered be a small piece. Users will have to slide the piece covering the scanner to use it.
Viewsonic says “To access those information protected by the Iris recognition sensor, just scan your eye into the sensor and the information will be unlocked.”
Gizmochina also claims
The user can not only unlock the phone using this scanner but also protect files and folders inside the device. The scanner can also secure important files that lie inside it, so even if a third party has unlocked the phone, getting that information would be extremely hard with this additional security. To access those information protected by the Iris recognition sensor, just scan your eye into the sensor and the information will be unlocked. It is said that the Iris recognition tech can be used for a number of additional authentication functions, but we’ll probably hear more about that at its official announcement.
ViewSonic V55 Specifications
The ViewSonic V55 will reportedly come with a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz with 2GB RAM and 16GB/ 32GB ROM options onboard. It will have Adreno 306 GPU for stellar graphic performance. On the front, there will be a 5.5-inch OGS 1920 x 1080p display. At the back, there will be a 13MP Sony camera which like we mentioned above, takes external lenses too. It will also support 4G LTE networks for high speed browsing.