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Homtom reveals HT10 smartphone with advanced iris recognition technology

homtom-ht10The digital age is definitely cool to say the least, but with it, there are also several pitfalls that you might want to look out for. For instance, there is this thing known as phishing which will look out for your passwords or personal information, gleaning it from your online activity without you being the wiser for it. Of course, a number of smartphones these days have come up with fingerprint recognition technology, and it can be pretty difficult to unlock such a handset like the iPhone 6s just like that. Homtom, a company from China, would like to go one up — by offering the Homtom HT10 smartphone which will boast of advanced iris recognition technology, now how about that?

The Homtom HT10 is the flagship smartphone which will feature the company‚Äôs second generation iris recognition technology, and it is similar to the one found in the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Note 7. After all, just like our fingerprints, the iris of each person is unique, with the texture within remaining stable — resulting in it being a highly accurate and secure ‘password’. Iris recognition will make use of an algorithm which is able to identify up to 266 identification points, making it a whole lot more accurate than any other biometric identification method.

Not only that, it can unlock the handset in just 0.3 seconds, and works in low-light or dark conditions, and even when the user is wearing glasses — which means the entire unlocking process is quicker, more convenient and more secure. Certainly, with iris unlocking technology, this would make the Homtom HT10 one of the more secure handsets that is in the market at the moment.

Underneath the hood of the Homtom HT10 would be a MediaTek Helio X20 processor, a 21MP rear camera powered by a Sony sensor, with an 8MP front-facing camera. There is no word on pricing as at press time, but you can check it out via a hands-on experience in the Global Source Exhibition at AsiaWorld Expo that will be held in Hong Kong from October 18 to 21 this year.

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