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Iris Scanner on Lumia 950 XL demoed, Makes Fingerprint Sensor a Thing of the Past

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The Windows 10-powered Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are expected to become available this end of the month featuring the Windows Hello iris recognition which already made available on some latest high-end laptops and PCs (e.g. Surface Book).

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A new video has surfaced online, before the official release of these phones, showing the new iris scanner in-action. We’re not sure if the device on the video is a retail or final unit but it’s good see the speedy Windows Hello feature of Lumia 950 XL.

See more: Two New Killer Features of Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL

We estimated that based from the video the setup stage could take 10-20 seconds while the iris recognition took about 1 to 2 seconds depending on how far your Lumia is from your face.

The fingerprint sensor has been seen already in the market of computers, years before the first smartphones had it. And right now, it just starting to become standard in high-end phones. But the arrival of face and eyes scanners for phones, like the new Iris Scanner, is expected to replace the fingerprint sensor as a standard to future mobile devices. Surely, that will happen faster if Microsoft will continue to develop and improve their Windows Hello.

Based from our research, at least, there are three cameras on front of Lumia 950 and 950 XL to cater the selfie needs as well as to make the Windows Hello iris recognition possible and reliable.

Microsoft also assures that the iris recognition will work at night and even when you have your glass. The accuracy is up to a level where it can separate twins.

Are you excited for the Windows Hello too?


Microsoft Lumia 950 XL PH Price, Specs, Features

Display 5.7-inch 1440p QHD AMOLED, 517ppi, always-on Glance screen, ClearBlack display
Size 8.1mm thick, 165g weight
Design Gorilla Glass 4, removable poly carbonate body, liquid cooling
Colors Black, White
Chipset Snapdragon 810 octa-core chip
Processor 4 x 1.5Ghz Cortex A53, 4 x 2Ghz Cortex A57 cpu
Graphics Adreno 430 gpu
Memory 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, max 1TB microSD card
Main Camera 20MP PureView f/1.9 lens, triple RGB LED flash
Multimedia 4K UHD video, OIS or optical image stabilization, Hi-Fi stereo recording
Front camera 5MP front-facing, LED flash, 1080p video
Connectivity 4G LTE, Dual SIM option, WiFi ac, Bt 4.1, GPS
OS Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile
Software Features Windows Hello Face and Iris/Eye recognition, Continuum full PC experience
Battery capacity user-replaceable 3340mAh battery
Ports & Charging Features USB Type-C, Qi wireless charging, 50% fast charging for 30min
Official Price $650 or P29k (before taxes, tariffs) official price in Philippines
Availability date Nov-15
Where to buy Official distributor, Microsoft stores, Online and grey market

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