ZTE Blade S6 software update enables iris scanner called Sky Eye

ZTE Blade S6 software update enables iris scanner called Sky Eye
The ZTE Blade S6 has received an update today that adds iris scanning capabilities to the phone. A new feature called Sky Eye, which was not available for the phone out of the box, is the main reason for the 25.40MB update. With Sky Eye, you can use the distinctive patterns of the iris in your eye to unlock the Blade S6 in your hand.

ZTE recommends that you clean out the cache memory on the phone before installing the update, or else the feature will not install properly. In addition, ZTE suggests that you be on a Wi-Fi connection and have your battery charged to at least 30% before starting the updating process.

The ZTE Blade S6 features a 5-inch 720 x 1280 resolution screen. That works out to a pixel density of 294ppi. Driving the handset is a Snapdragon 615 SoC, which contains an octa-core 1.7GHz CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. 2GB of RAM is included along with 16GB of expandable internal storage. A 13MP camera is on back with a 5MP snapper in front. Keeping the phone powered is a 2400mAh battery and Android 5.0 is pre-installed. Running on top of Android is the MiFavor 3.0 UI.

While we haven't seen any directions on how Sky Eye works, we would imagine that the front-facing camera is used for the feature.


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source: TechValue.gr (translated)

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Blade S6
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2400 mAh

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9 Comments

1. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

"ZTE recommends that you clean out the cache memory on the phone before installing the update, or else the feature will not install properly" Scary. I don't think the majority of Android users even know how to do this and if they do know they won't know that it's recommended unless they've read this article.

4. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

That's a reason why you should not buy.

5. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

I wonder if that's something you should do with every phone when updating the firmware or just with this phone.

6. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

It's also recommended to do a factory reset on every OS after a major update problem that many Android users suffer from. Yeah you should clean your catch every once in a while but that's only a way to free up space on your phone so not really necessary

7. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Yeah that's probably why so many people had issues with lollipop cus they didn't factory reset. I only had issues with the first version, (5.0) 5.0.1 fixed all my issues. But it took like a month or longer to come out.

8. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

That is what I tell people. You should factory reset your phone after a major update, even after any update. You will be surprised by the improvements after a factory reset.

2. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Yeah seriously. You would think they would just add a script to the update to wipe the cache from recovery before install.

3. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Not the kinda info I'd hand to any government. Ain't fooling me.

9. james2841

Posts: 167; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

they already have all of your biometrics, except thought patterens.

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