At the moment fingerprint scanners appear to be the “in” thing and are used to help prevent unauthorized access to one’s smartphone. It can also be used to facilitate mobile payments like Apple has done with Apple Pay. However could iris scanning could be the way of the future? Well as it turns out over in Japan, Fujitsu has implemented the feature into their phone.

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The Fujitsu Arrows NX F-04G will come with iris scanning, thanks to a collaboration with Japanese carrier NTT DOCOMO. According to both companies, the Arrows NX F-04G will be the first smartphone to feature iris scanning technology which will be used to unlock the phone as well as to facilitate mobile payments.

This isn’t the first time that we have heard about the possibility of iris scanning making its way into mobile devices. A report from a couple of months ago revealed that an upcoming Samsung tablet could implement the technology. Apparently iris scanning is said to be more accurate than regular fingerprint scanners, but given that we’ve yet to take one for a spin, we can’t really attest to those claims.

Microsoft had also previously announced that Windows 10 will support iris recognition as one of the ways users can log into their computers, alongside facial and fingerprint recognition, but what do you guys think? Do we really need iris scanning or is fingerprint technology good enough?

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Fujitsu and Ntt Docomo.

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