More smartphones add Samsung Galaxy Note 7's iris scanner to ride the hype train
The Galaxy Note 7 recently made it to market and many smartphone makers are already considering adding some of Samsung's phablet features into their own.
One such technology that seems to have gained the attention of consumers is the iris scanner. We've already discussed how Samsung's Galaxy Note 7's iris scanner works in our full review, but let's see if the new technology is embraced by other manufacturers.
Well, it appears that companies are already looking to catch the current trend and benefit from free publicity in the process as well. For example, Chinese smartphone manufacturer HOMTOM has just announced the launch of its flagship device, the HOMTOM HT10.
Probably nothing out of the ordinary, unless you add something that Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 includes under the hood. According to HOMTOM, the HT10 features the company's second generation iris technology, which, surprisingly, is the same used in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
The new iris technology used by HOMTOM and Samsung adopts an algorithm that can identify up to 266 identification points, making it much more accurate than any other biometric ID methods available on the market.
The rest of HOMTOM HT10's specs are decent for a flagship smartphone. The device packs a powerful MediaTek Helio X20 processor, a 21-megapixel Sony rear camera and an 8-megapixel camera in the front.
It features “global 4G network” compatibility and supports frequency bands in Europe (B3, B7 and B20), Africa (B1, B3 and B7), North America (B4 and B17), Latin America (B2, B4 and B7), Asia (B1, B3 and B7), as well as Oceania (B1, B2, B4 and B7).
There's no word on price yet, but HOMTOM claims the HT10 will be available for hands-on sessions from October 18-21 at Asia World Expo in Hong Kong.