India's First 4G VoLTE Aadhaar-Enabled Smartphone with Iris Scanner to Launch in 2017

InFocus to launch the first Aadhaar enabled smartphone with biometric authentication and iris scanner for the Indian market at an affordable price of Rs. 12,000.

By Sneha

    InFocus India had recently launched its first EPIC series smartphone called the InFocus Epic 1 priced at Rs. 12,999. The company, moving ahead is now all set to launch it's upcoming smartphone in 2017 with Aadhaar authentication and an inbuilt iris scanner.

    India's First 4G VoLTE Aadhaar-Enabled Smartphone with Iris Scanner

    Focused to bring India's first Aadhaar enable smartphone, InFocus is all set to release the first 4G VoLtE Aadhaar authenticated smartphone in India by early 2017, expected to be riced at Rs. 12,000.

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    The company's key goal for the upcoming year is to bring out several similar smartphones supporting Aadhaar-based biometric authentication.

    Key Goal of the Company

    The key aspect of bringing in the Aadhaar enabled smartphone in the Indian market is to help the users to conduct iris image quality assessment and onboard K7 generation algorithm in order to provide good quality images and avoid false positives while maximizing true positive identification rates with the help of the IrisTech.

    Similar to that of the Unique Identification Authority of India, IrisTech also collaborates with the U.S government, Kenya, and Columbia, making user identification process easy and accurate.

    What Can the Upcoming InFocus Smartphone do?

    Inbuilt with IrisTech, the upcoming InFocus smartphone will have an embedded algorithm which in turn will enable the user to click an image and also conduct K7 image generation in just 2 seconds or less.

    The smartphone is said to be able to capture iris images under various situations and circumstances including direct sunlight or low light condition and other situations as well.

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    User's Information Will be Secured

    Along with that, the biometric data from the InFocus device will be encrypted by a UIDAI key at the chip level in a device, which will secure the user data with high encryption level making only the Aadhaar server to access and view their information.

    A smartphone with high encryption will prevent the misuse of the user's data, in turn, will mitigate the incidents of data leakage.

    First Smartphone Based on Iris Recognition Technology for India

    Currently, Samsung is the only mobile manufacturer who has embedded the iris recognition technology in it's Galaxy Tab Iris. However, InFocus is going bring out the first smartphone inbuilt with the iris recognition and biometric identification technology in India but February 2017.

    The company after the launch of the smartphone is expected to launch many more devices in the upcoming year.

    All that You Can Do With the Upcoming InFocus Smartphone

    Launching this new Aadhaar enabled smartphone is said that can be useful for applications like opening instant bank accounts with eKYC, as a cashless micro ATM for merchant payments, which in turn will accelerate Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile implementation.

    Along with this, the upcoming Aadhaar enabled InFocus smartphone can also be used as a secure and reliable biometric solution in various areas including banking, Electronic Public Distribution System, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural employment Guarantee Act payments, e-governance services such as passport, taxation, health care and education, and will also facilitate biometric identification without having to use separate device for the same.

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