Your Body is your New Password
Biometric smartphone will remains an area of intense interest for smartphone makers
Upsetting about data privacy is a new addition in the worry-list of smartphone users all around the worlds. Nearly half of all users still don’t bother using a passcode because longer passwords with mixture of numbers, letters and symbols are hard to remember. To cater this emerging problem, the smartphone giants came up with an idea of biometric alternatives i.e. fingerprint scanning.
Fingerprint scanners have been used before on devices including ThinkPads/laptops used by corporate customers, who wanted increased security. But the launch of Apple’s iPhone 5S highlighted the growing interest of users to unlock their smartphone using fingerprints, as it proved to be more convenient than memorizing a password.
It has been observed that biometric smartphones will be the main-stream in 2014, but the idea is not limited to just a fingerprint scanning feature. According to Samsung, the expected Galaxy S5 could feature an iris scanner. So, If Apple holders will use their finger to unlock their handset then the buyers of Samsung could use their eyeballs.
61% of people want to use fingerprints to unlock their phones
48% are interested in using eye-recognition.