US-based smartphone maker InFocus is soon going to launch a new Aadhar-enabled iris smartphone in India. InFocus’s upcoming smartphone is a variant of InFocus Bingo 20 and will support Aadhaar authentication using the iris scanner. InFocus has been awarded STQC (Standardization Testing & Quality Certification) from the government of India for its Aadhaar-enabled iris smartphone and the upcoming smartphone will allow access to all e-governance services that work on the Aadhaar platform. The company also plans to bring more devices with Aadhaar-based biometric authentication in the future.
The phone can capture the iris image under various environments, including under direct sunlight. InFocus smartphone features IriTech’s superior iris image quality assessment and on-board K7 generation algorithm that provide good quality images and avoid false positives while maximizing true positive identification rates. The embedded algorithm can complete an image capture and K7 image generation in less than 2 seconds.
InFocus Aadhaar-Enabled Iris Smartphone (Bingo 20): Specifications & Features
- Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core Shark L SC9830
- Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop with Inlife UI 2.0
- Display: 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS (854×480 pixels resolution)
- RAM: 1GB
- Storage: 8GB (expandable up to 64GB via microSD Card)
- Rear Camera: 8 mega pixel with LED flash
- Front Camera: 5 mega pixel with LED flash
- Battery: 2300mAh
- Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS
- Dimensions: 136.8x67x10.82 mm
- Color Options: Blue, White and Orange
- Dual SIM
Price & Availability
Carrying a price tag of Rs. 12,000, the InFocus Aadhaar-enabled iris smartphone will be launched early next year.
“We see great potential in the integration of Iris recognition technology in a ubiquitous device like smartphone. This represents a huge leap in stimulating the Government’s Digital India Initiative facilitating the biometric identification used across various institute and E-governance services, with just the use of a smartphone,” said, Sachin Thapar, Country Head, InFocus India.
“The InFocus Aadhaar- enabled iris smartphone is a great example of the innovation possible on the Aadhaar platform. The phone is timely as it can be used for applications like opening instant bank accounts with eKYC and as a cashless microATM for merchant payments. This will accelerate JAM implementation” said Shri Nandan Nilekani, Former Chairman of UIDAI.