The first phone to use eye-based biometric security has been announced by ZTE, the Grand S3.
This new flagship has a 5.5 1080p display and a Snapdragon 801 chip with a Quad Core Krait 400 at 2.5GHz. This powerhouse also comes with an Adreno 330GPU and 3GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage a 16MP rear snapper with dual LED flash and an 8MP frontal snapper. LTE and WiFi ac are on the table as well and it also has Dolby Sound and a 3100 mAh battery. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Looking at the specs it sounds like the S3 is more of an 2014 flagship than a 2015 one, but there is no phone on the market that has eye based biometric security via Eyeprint ID. This innovative technology is developed by EyeVerify and can be used for mobile payments, unlocking the phone or accessing secure content.
This isn’t as fast as a finger print reader but it is more secure. This is done by the front 8MP camera, that has no LED flash which sounds like trouble if you are trying to do something in low light environment.
ZTE has promised to implement this functionality in all upcoming Grand phones and the S3 is already available in China and it will set you back CNY 2999, about 430€ and there is no information regarding a global rollout for now.