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Fujitsu, NTT DoCoMO launch phone with secure iris-scanning technology


 

 
The ability to make secure mobile payments with just your eyes glued to your smartphone is no longer just the stuff of science fiction.
 
In Japan, carrier NTT DoCoMo and Fujitsu have unveiled the Arrows NX F-04G, which identifies the owner by scanning their eyes.

Click here to read the full press release on NTT DoCoMO's latest upcoming offerings, including the Arrows NX F-04G.
 
Tech site Engadget reported NTT DoCoMo and Fujitsu claim that thee iris recognition technology may be used to unlock the device and to certify mobile payments.
 
Mashable added this means users can shop "just by looking directly into the front-facing camera."
 
"Like a fingerprint, everyone's irises are unique, making the very secure for a mobile-payments system," it said.
 
It added this is much more secure the face unlock feature on earlier Samsung Galaxy devices.
 
While it said the Arrows phone may not likely hit markets outside Japan, the technology could be adopted by other manufacturers if it clicks.
 
The phone runs on Google's Android 5.0 (Lollipop), with a 5.2-inch QHD screen, 3GB RAM and 32GB built-in storage. — Joel Locsin/TJD, GMA News
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