Friday, October 2, 2015

Lumia 950 render gives our clearest look at the Iris Scanner

In less than a week Microsoft will be officially launching the Lumia 950 and 950XL. Both devices have widely leaked, and will carry one very unusual feature – an Iris scanner we assume will be used for Windows Hello authentication.

An Iris Scanner is usually simply a camera plus and infra-red light to allow the feature to work in the dark, and in the above high resolution render, leaked by evLeaks, we can see the front-facing camera and infra-red lamp, which may also work as a front-facing flash (though this element has not been confirmed.)

The full-sized image can be seen above, interestingly bearing the time of the October event where the handset will be officially unveiled.

The Lumia 950 will come with a 5.2 inch WQHD (1440×2560) OLED display, Windows Hello support, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (microSD card slot), 20MP PureView rear camera and a 5MP Wide-angle front facing camera. Under the hoods, there is a hexa-core Snapdragon 808. The device will also pack 3000mAh removable battery, Qi wireless charging with a flip cover and USB Type-C.