TCL might not ring bells for most of us but the Chinese electronics manufacturer has been doing decent in the domestic market. The company has also been making smartphones under the Alcatel brand name and has been able to get quite a good traction in some of the markets. While the TCL devices are already available in the Indian market, the company has issued invites for its upcoming TCL 560 global launch event at Delhi.
The TCL 560 is expected to draw some attention as it comes with an IRIS scanner, which would actually make use of the retina to unlock the phone. Of course just, like the fingerprint sensor this feature is based on the premise that every individual has a different retina identification. On a related note, LYF recently announced Earth 2(rebranded Blade S7), a smartphone with IRIS scanner.
The TCL 560 is expected to come equipped with a 5.5-inch display and will be powered by a quad-core processor. The smartphone will be running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is likely to be priced in the Rs 10,000-Rs 15,000 price bracket.
It is apparent that we will be seeing more of IRIS Scanners on smartphones in the imminent future and it is most likely that the IRIS scanner will succeed fingerprint sensor as a way to authenticate one’s identity. Furthermore, rumour mills are also pointing at a possibility that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be coming with an IRIS scanner. Windows, on the other hand, is fine-tuning its Windows Hello offering for Windows 10 PC’s and notebooks.