InFocus To Launch Aadhaar-Enabled 4G VoLTE Smartphone With Iris Scanning Feature

InFocus provides a wide range of mobile phones with the latest features and offers the best LED TVs in India, has now sets a plan in offering an entirely new generation smartphone. US-based handset maker InFocus will soon be launching a new mobile device in India that will support Aadhaar authentication using the iris recognition support that too as a 4G VoLTE-enable gadget. Here are the details.

Announced by InFocus about it has been awarded certification from the Government of India’s STQC (Standardization Testing & Quality Certification) for its Aadhaar-based Iris smartphone. The American company plans to launch more devices supporting this same Aadhaar-enabled biometric authentication in the future.

The company also said:

Based on the testing results done by STQC, InFocus Smartphone has emerged as the most reliable and accurate biometric device with virtually zero error as FRR (false reject rate)

How the Aadhaar-based 4G smartphone with Iris scanner works

STQC certification authenticates the use of iris-recognition devices, specifically used for biometric authentication linked under the Aadhaar project. The new InFocus smartphone that we’re talking can capture the iris image under various environments, including under direct sunlight. The smartphone features IriTech’s superior iris image quality assessment and on-board K7 generation algorithm to provide good quality images and avoid false positives while maximizing true positive identification rates, as per InFocus India Country Head Sachin Thapar.

Beyond UIDAI, IriTech also said to work with Govt agencies in the US, Kenya and Columbia. While the smartphone with embedded algorithm can complete an image capture and K7 image generation in less than 2 seconds. The biometric data from the InFocus device gets encrypted by a UIDAI key at the chip level in the device, making it nearly impossible for anyone but the Aadhaar server to recognize the captured information. Such encryption prevents information leakage of all kinds.

Thapar also added a few lines of its great potential in the integration of iris recognition technology in a ubiquitous device like smart phone.

While the M425 will be made available in the next 2-3 months, we will bring more devices with this technology as we have received the certification,” he added. Thapar was referring to an iris scanning variant of the InFocus Bingo 20 (M425), which was launched in March this year at Rs. 5,749.

It will cost you around Rs. 12,000 respectively and the same device will be made available for purchase early next year. The company has promised to bring more devices with this technology as it has received the certification.

If such devices with Aadhaar authentication are coming then people will be more beneficial to avail various government schemes, subsidies and services. The InFocus Aadhaar-enabled Iris smartphone would be a great example of the innovation possible on the platform, which is the device that can be used for applications such as opening instant bank accounts with eKYC and as a cashless micro ATM for merchant payments, among others. This will however accelerate JAM (Jan Dhan-Aadharr-Mobile) implementation as well.

The dual-SIM InFocus Bingo 20 (M425) smartphone support 4G VoLTE that runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop, is powered by 1.5GHz quad-core processor. Featuring a 4.5-inch display, paired with 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage that is further expandable up to 64GB via microSD card and packs a 2300mAh battery.

InFocus Bingo smartphone with Iris scanner Specifications

  • 4.5-inch display
  • 1.5GHz quad-core processor
  • 1.5GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage, expandable memory up to 64GB with microSD
  • Iris Camera
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • Dual SIM
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
  • 2,300mAh battery

The device with Aadhaar-enabled Iris scanning support can be used as a secure and reliable biometric solution in various points like banking, E-PDF (Electronic Public Distribution System), MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural employment Guarantee Act) payments, E-governance services such as passport, taxation, healthcare and education.

It is also said that it represents a huge leap towards facilitating biometric identification and also eliminates use of any alternatives for biometric identification.

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