1. Martsicky's Avatar
    Anyone noticed Lumia 930 with Windows Hello on the official MS Windows 10 website?

    Windows 10 coming soon to Lumia smartphones - Microsoft - USA

    At the end of the page - "Get your Lumia ready".

    We've heard the rumors recently... What do you think about that?
    10-05-2015 10:19 AM
  2. gpobernardo's Avatar
    I think it's unlikely. It seems that Windows hello requires at least an iris scanner or an equivalent Intel-based optical device, and the Lumia 930 doesn't have at least any of these two.

    Then again I could be wrong; I was expecting Windows Hello to work with my Lenovo laptop which came with an HD Webcam, but after seeing that it wasn't working, a little research here and there suggests that at least those two hardware are required for Windows hello to work.

    But if something similar to Lenovo Veriface, which doesn't require an iris scanner or infrared camera and works with an ordinary webcam, is developed to work with Windows hello then we just might see it working on almost every Lumia device.
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    10-05-2015 10:50 AM
  3. Martsicky's Avatar
    I think it's unlikely. It seems that Windows hello requires at least an iris scanner or an equivalent Intel-based optical device, and the Lumia 930 doesn't have at least any of these two.

    Then again I could be wrong; I was expecting Windows Hello to work with my Lenovo laptop which came with an HD Webcam, but after seeing that it wasn't working, a little research here and there suggests that at least those two hardware are required for Windows hello to work.

    But if something similar to Lenovo Veriface, which doesn't require an iris scanner or infrared camera and works with an ordinary webcam, is developed to work with Windows hello then we just might see it working on almost every Lumia device.
    Thanks for your answer!

    That's what I hope for. Face recognition service that would substitute Windows Hello feature on older devices... Though I don't know if it's technically possible and how could we make use of it. ;)

    It might be just another way to personalize lock screen as well - an option to add a welcome message with your profile picture/name.
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    10-05-2015 11:13 AM
  4. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Thanks for your answer!

    That's what I hope for. Face recognition service that would substitute Windows Hello feature on older devices... Though I don't know if it's technically possible and how could we make use of it. ;)

    It might be just another way to personalize lock screen as well - an option to add a welcome message with your profile picture/name.
    Well, you're not alone in hoping for this face-recognition feature, but at the end of the day it all still depends on whether or not Microsoft will develop this feature for our aging devices or entice us to upgrade our devices for the newer phones that are capable of full Windows Hello.
    10-06-2015 06:10 AM
  5. vodda's Avatar
    Since windows hello beta worked on 950 (as seen in yesterday's NY press event), I am quite positive 930's HW is capable of working with it aswel.

    Its only a matter if m$ wants to make it happen or not.
    10-07-2015 06:48 AM
  6. Chomiq's Avatar
    Most probably it won't feature Hello due to hardware limitations.
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    10-07-2015 07:25 AM
  7. vodda's Avatar
    Like what? 950 camera is upgraded 3 led flash and better OIS.

    Or is there more to it?
    10-07-2015 10:43 AM
  8. colinkiama's Avatar
    Like what? 950 camera is upgraded 3 led flash and better OIS.

    Or is there more to it?


    It has an iris scanner. Something the Lumia 930 doesn't have.
    10-07-2015 10:50 AM
  9. vodda's Avatar
    Oh, was not aware of that... the iris scanner is only good for windows hello, right, or does it have any other function?
    10-07-2015 11:40 AM

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