Report: Un-Announced Moto Z (2017) Model Could Feature Iris Scanner For Added Security

According to the patent that suggesting the iris scanner on the 2017 model of Moto Z will be an addition to the embedded fingerprint sensor for added security and more.

The Lenovo-acquired Motorola company is expected to unveil a new smartphone in Moto Z series as the next iteration on the forthcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017) event in Barcelona next month. Rumors on Moto Z (2017) edition have surfaced already on the internet web for quite some time now. The latest speculations adds to the list is it will feature an iris scanner for biometric authentication. Here’s what the patent filing suggests.

Based on that, the narrow angle lenses will be placed alongside the regular front-facing camera. The lens that allows the phone find the actual position of the eye even if the user is not facing the handset directly or is facing it from either side. The sketches of the rumored Moto Z model of this year further reveal that not only it having a new biometric sensor, the smartphone will continue featuring the regular fingerprint sensor embedded into the Home button.

With the model number XT1650, Motorola’s new smartphone was spotted on the benchmarking website Geekbench recently, which is the same rumored phone said to be the upcoming Moto Z (2017). Moto Z with Moto Mods is a modular smartphones that makes the series more expertise in customization and other aspects..

In this case, we also received some of its specifications, as per Geekbench leaks. The expected Moto Z (2017) may come with the power of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset, making it the top-end high configuration mobile of the year from Motorola. The processor brings performance improvements and efficiency to devices. Furthermore, the device is said to come paired with 4GB of RAM. On the software front, it will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box.

Now that the benchmark scores for the Moto Z (2017) variant achieves a single-core of 1930 and when tested on multi-core it scored 6207. Lot of the details are still under the wraps of the Moto Z (2017), probably that it will continue with the modular functionality which the currently available models come in with.

For the time being, you should know something about Moto Z, launched in 2016 – came with a range of Moto Mods that can be connected to the 16-dot magnetic gold plated connector at the back of the hardware. Those snap-on modes are made for Moto Z, a more user-friendly modular smartphone when compared to the LG G5 Modular.

Also Read: This is How MotoMods Will Transform Lenovo Moto Z, Moto Z Force Phones

In terms of hardware key features internally, the Moto Z sports a 5.5-inch QHD display (2k resolution), 1.8GHz Snapdragon 820 Octa-Core processor, 4 gigs of memory and 64GB of internal storage space. The 2017 edition of Moto Z brings in processor improvements. In photography department, the Moto Z fairly captures panoramic images with a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, optical image stabilization (OIS), supports 4K video recording at 30fps and full HD 1080p recording at 60fps by means. For selfies, you will find a 5-megapixel front-facing camera to better way video chat.

If these rumors are anything to go by, accurate, the Moto Z (2017) will mark its launch date alongside the Moto G5 and G5 Plus at the upcoming annual conference scheduled from February 27 to March 2. Stay tuned!

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