1. Ma Rio's Avatar
    So after reading the article posted today, and reading the following lines
    Iris scanning is what we are talking about when it comes to Windows Phone. You only need existing camera technology to make it work. There should be no "extra" hardware, unlike 3D facial recognition.
    I was kinda confused.
    If you don't need any new hardware for it, does that mean the current phones will have that ability too?
    09-14-2015 10:16 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    My opinion... The current phones and hardware have the ability to do this, but it will most likely be activated only for the flagship phones
    09-14-2015 10:23 PM
  3. Steve Thackery's Avatar
    My only thought is that the features on the iris - especially when viewed from a typical phone-holding distance - are pretty small, so perhaps there is a minimum resolution that is needed for the camera. It's traditional to have a lower resolution camera on the front, so maybe some aren't good enough? I guess the rest is all in the software.
    ven07 likes this.
    09-15-2015 04:28 AM
  4. ven07's Avatar
    It's traditional to have a lower resolution camera on the front, so maybe some aren't good enough?
    Aha you make a good point, both new phones have good front cams! in that case the 735 could handle it :p
    09-15-2015 11:32 AM
  5. Ma Rio's Avatar
    Not that I would use it too much (or at all), but it would still be nice to have.
    ven07 likes this.
    09-15-2015 12:10 PM
  6. three_thoughts's Avatar

    apparently it works with sunglasses on so there must be more than just a normal camera. There's some sort of infra red light that you need I think
    10-07-2015 02:34 PM
  7. dirtyvu's Avatar
    You cannot use regular RGB cameras if you really care about security. Regular RGB can be fooled by pictures and videos. The Intel camera and the Kinect use IR. The other advantage of IR is lighting conditions don't matter. With RGB, you need to be decently lit. Kinect works in pitch blackness. The only negative for IR is direct sunlight. Of course, visible light doesn't affect IR cameras. But the sun is pumping the entire spectrum from IR to visible to UV. And too much IR from the sun will overwhelm an IR sensor.
    10-17-2015 09:58 PM

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