InFocus to Launch New Aadhaar-Enabled Smartphone With Iris Scanning Feature under Rs.12000
InFocus will soon launch a new Adhaar-Enabled smartphone in India with iris scanner authentication. This US-based brand has got the certification from Indian Government STQC (Standardization Testing & Quality Certification) for this Aadhaar-Enabled smartphone. This is the first company which is working on this concept and they are planning to launch more devices after the success of this smartphone.
Priced nearly Rs. 12,000, this is an affordable device and will be available in the first quarter of next year. This iris enabled smartphone can capture the image of iris even in direct sunlight. So, we can say that InFocus is making this smartphone perfect for every environmental condition.
The Government of India’s STQC certification gives authentications to the company to link Iris integrated devices with Adhaar project. This is for biometric authentication in this new smartphone. Infocus is aiming to make it the biggest biometrics project in the world.
InFocus claimed, “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).”
InFocus India Country Head Sachin Thapar told PTI , “InFocus smartphone features IriTech’s superior iris image quality assessment and onboard K7 generation algorithm to provide good quality images and avoid false positives while maximizing true positive identification rates.” “Moreover, the biometric data from the InFocus device gets encrypted by a UIDAI key at the chip level in the device, making it impossible for anyone but the Aadhaar server to see the information. Such encryption prevents information leakage of all kinds,” Thapar added.
Infocus already have an Affordable InFocus Bingo 20 (M425) smartphone with Iris scanner is a 4G-VoLTE enabled smartphone. It is powered with 1GB RAM, 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and has Android 5.1.The display of the phone is 4.5-inc. It is a dual-SIM phone with 2,300mAh battery. It has 8GB ROM which is expandable up to 64GB.
“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 micro ATM for merchant payments. This will accelerate JAM (Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile) implementation,” said Nandan Nilekani, former Chairman of UIDAI.