ZTE launches Grand S3, scans the eyes to unlock screen
ZTE has just taken the wraps off its latest flagship — the Grand S3. It has the components of an upper-tier handset, but with a unique feature that scans your eyes to unlock the device in addition to other tasks it can perform.
ZTE Grand S3 specs:
5.5-inch Full HD display @ 1920 x 1080 resolution
2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor
Adreno 330 GPU
16GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD
16MP rear camera with dual-LED flash
8MP front camera
Android 4.4 KitKat
The ZTE Grand S3 went a step further past the fingerprint sensor and introduced the Eyeprint ID. Just like in movies, you can now scan your eyes and unlock a restricted area — only in this case it’s a smartphone. The Grand S3 uses its 8MP front camera together with an eye-based biometric security developed by EyeVerify to scan both eyes. Apart from unlocking the screen you can use this technology to authorize mobile payments and access secure content.
Although eye-scanning will take a bit more time to register than in fingerprint recognition, it is claimed to be safer in terms of security. We can expect this feature in all upcoming Grand phones from the Chinese company. As of the time of writing it is available in China for CNY 2,999 (approx. Php21K).