It’s a little embarrassing when the majority of the world is losing their sh*t over paying for things with our fingerprints and ‘Apple Pay’, when Japanese people are just casually using their eyes.
Yep, I said that. Japanese telecommunications company NTT Docomo has just released a smartphone called the Arrows NX F-04G, and it craps all over your, well, whatever you have.
The Arrows NX is the world’s first smartphone to use iris recognition in conjunction with fingerprint authentication. This basically means that users will be able to unlock their phones and pay for things by simply looking directly into the front-facing camera.
Everyone’s irises are unique, just like fingertips, so the phone can easily recognise yours once it scans it. And it’s pretty secure too.
When Samsung first launched their face-scanning technology, allowing users to unlock their phone using their face, it was quickly discovered that a photograph would also work. I’m guessing plenty of relationships were destroyed using this method.
Here’s to hoping the technology, when perfected, makes its way out of Japan…