Security is a key feature which is taken into consideration while deciding which smartphone to buy and therefore smartphone producers have increased their efforts into making phones which can boast of the best possible security features such as the inclusion of biometric functionality in their high end models.
Samsung seems to be at the top of the list as it is going to be the first smartphone producing company to launch a phone with iris recognition. The feature is expected to release with its upcoming flagship phone in the second of half of the current year. Chinese companies are also in the race which include LeEco, Xiaomi Technology and 360 Qiku which are al busy in coming up with their own biometric technology.
In support of all these smartphone producers, upstream solution suppliers such as Qualcomm and Truly Opto-Electronics have sped up their own efforts to come up with biometric recognition solution. This race is not just restricted to Samsung and Apple is prominent in the running too. The release of iPhone 7 is expected in September of 2016 but rumors regarding the next model expected to surface in 2018 are already making headlines.
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The 2018 iPhone will support its touch ID feature with additional biometric features to up the security level of your phone which means the iris recognition feature will be making its way to iPhones soon. DigiTimes has been the first to report these rumors “'Samsung is expected to lead all vendors by releasing its new flagship smartphone supporting iris recognition technology in the second half of 2016, while Apple is likely to roll out new iPhone devices with iris sensors in 2018…'