ViewSonic V55: World’s First Iris-Scanning Smartphone

ViewSonic V55: World’s First Iris-Scanning Smartphone

ViewSonic V55 Smartphone

Iris Scanner Smartphone

The Viewsonic V55 is said to be sporting a Sony-made 13-megapixel camera around the back, which can accept external lenses – the video shows our couple posing for pictures using a fisheye lens attached to the smartphone.

viewsonic v55 smartphone

2015 is set to be a big year for biometrics and we’re off to a flyer already with a new Viewsonic promo video, which shows a solemn-looking business executive and a female companion unlocking theirĀ  Viewsonic V55 phones with their eyeballs.

If the iris scanner does appear it would make Viewsonic the first to the consumer market with the technology. The advert suggests the feature could be used for everything from checking email to paying for a coffee.

Video About Viewsonic V55

We get a good look at the phone itself too, with the iris scanner housed around the back of the handset behind a sliding panel.

Viewsonic’s V55 was originally slated for 2014 but is now pencilled in for early 2015. Rumoured specs for the device include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 running at 1.4GHz, 2GB of RAM, and 16 or 32GB of storage.

Where’d you get those peepers?

The Viewsonic V55 is said to be sporting a Sony-made 13-megapixel camera around the back, which can accept external lenses – the video shows our couple posing for pictures using a fisheye lens attached to the smartphone.

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Source: David Nield

Image Source: Antonio Vallejo