Japan will be the first country in the world to use iris recognition as a payment method for online shopping. Fujitsu has released the first smartphone that has the ability of authorising transactions with the eyes.
The iris recognition system is something that for now has been seen only in futuristic movies and many of us have been wondering how would that feel in real life.
Fujitsu will be releasing the first smartphone ever created that will have the iris recognition feature. But for the moment, it has not been established how exact this revolutionary system will be and there has not been given an explanation on how this option would work if wearing glasses.
The company has released a demo video in which it is demonstrated how the iris recognition feature works.The persons in the video seems to look directly at the phone, which could mean that the device requires to be looked at from a specific angle, in order for the feature to be efficient.
Just like a fingerprint, each person’s iris is different and has unique marks, which makes this the safest method for mobile money transactions.
NTT Docomo, the Japan based telecommunications company has unveiled Fujitsu Arrow NX, a smartphone which has been created with a special and never seen before feature.
According to NTT Docomo, this is the first smart phone in the world that has the technology of using iris recognition apart from the already classic finger print authentication.
This new feature, will allow users to unlock their smartphone and to approve the buying of things online just by looking at the frontal camera.
Arrow NX F-04G is a regular smartphone working on Android(Lollipop 5.0), with a display of 5.2 inches, a resolution of 2,560×1,440, 3 GB of RAM and an internal memory of 32GB, among others.
Smartphone producers have been trying to add eye tracking features to their devices with earlier models, but none of them were designed with the same iris recognition technology as Fujitsu’s smartphone.
For example, Samsung has tried a similar technology with older devices with which it introduced Smart Scroll feature, which basically give users the possibility of scrolling down web pages just with their eyes.
Google tried as well to bring on he market the face unlock option, in 2011 with the release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.However, the system proved not to be as safe as expected as the feature had some errors and it could be mislead with just a picture.
Alibaba, the commerce Chinese company has made an announcement in March, through which has let everybody know that it is planning to develop a facial recognition payment method, named Smile to Pay.This option will allow customers to make online purchases from their smartphone and authorising payment with their face.
For the moment there is no information saying that the smartphone will be released in other countries except for Japan. But chances are for the revolutionary technology to be “borrowed” by many other phone manufacturers if it proves to be a success.
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