While Apple and Samsung battle over the smartphone market in Europe and North America, Japan has its own smartphone creating giant called Fujitsu. Yep, that’s the company with those cheap yet high quality HD TVs.
One of the biggest points of disagreement between Apple and Samsung was the fingerprint scanner and how the customers could use it in real life. There were lots of security orientated issues with this new technology and the whole question is still very stagnant.
NTT DoCoMo, one of the biggest mobile service providers and carriers in Japan, teamed up with Fujitsu in order to create the Arrows NX F-04G smartphone mode, which supports conducting payments through its iris scanning feature. Sound pretty crazy right?
With fingerprint scanning and camera recognition of credit cards being some of the most innovative things we’ve seen from European and North American smartphone providers and mobile service carriers, this sounds as the future of mobile payments.
This is officially the first smartphone that uses iris recognition technology for both device unlocking and making payments through your mobile wallet.
The Arrows NX F-04G is also a great smartphone if you put aside the unique iris recognition feature. It has a 5.2 inch wide QHD screen that runs apps on a 3GB RAM and has the storage of 32GB with the option to add an SD card.
Android 5.0 is the operating system that’s a part of the Arrows NX F-04G, but this is not enough to make this particular smartphone available on the European market anytime soon.
The iris scanning technology on the other hand can realistically become a part of some future iPhone or Galaxy models, only if it performs good with the Arrows NX F-04G.