Docomo eyeballs new biometric smartphone

Docomo eyeballs new biometric smartphone

13 MAY 2015

Some vendors or operators might rely on users inputting a few digits or using a fingerprint as a passcode but Japan’s NTT Docomo and Fujitsu have unveiled what they claim is the world’s first smartphone with iris recognition technology.

Fujitsu’s new Arrows NX F-04G is an Android smartphone with a 5.2-inch screen scheduled for release at the end of May, one of ten devices unveiled by Docomo in its summer line-up.

Iris recognition technology could be used to unlock a device but also to authenticate a payment.

Biometric technology has started to appear on handsets but with more of a focus to date  on fingerprint encryption, including Apple devices featuring Touch ID, Huawei Ascend Mate 7, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung GalaxyS6 Edge and Aquos Zeta (the latter three devices also feature in Docomo’s summer line-up).


Richard Handford

Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including...

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