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Rumor: Microsoft Lumia 940XL to feature an iris scanner

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Rumor: Microsoft Lumia 940XL to feature an iris scanner
Ever since the Vivo X5 Pro came to market carrying an iris scanner embedded in its front-facing camera, we've been hearing about more manufacturers interested in including this feature with their new handsets. We mentioned how the TCL 3S offers an iris scanner on a phone that is priced at the equivalent of $129 USD. And last month there was talk that an iris scanner will grace the two new high-end Lumia models being prepped by Microsoft. Those are the handsets that sport the codenames Lumia Talkman and Lumia Cityman.

What makes this interesting is a comment made by evleaks. The highly regarded serial leaker sent out a tweet today confirming that an iris scanner will be employed on the Cityman. This model is believed to be the Microsoft Lumia 940XL, while the Talkman is expected to be the Microsoft Lumia 940.

According to the latest comScore report, Windows Phone lost 21% of its market share between January and April. Will an iris scanner be able to turn around the fortunes at Microsoft? 


source: @evleaks via WMPoweruser

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