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Vivo X5 Pro will come with eye recognition tech

For the past couple of weeks or so Vivo has been teasing its next smartphone, the X5 Pro. Alongside the company’s teases, we’ve also seen a purported render of the phone getting leaked, and now it’s time for a new teaser, as you can see on the left.

This time around we’re thankfully treated to more than just the contour of the X5 Pro’s rounded corners.

In fact, in the Weibo post that accompanies this image, Vivo is talking about this smartphone employing eye recognition technology, or Eye ID. This seems to work through iris scanning, which Vivo claims is going to be more secure than any other authentication method, as the information its sensor sees “can’t be copied”.

The technology will be used both for securing the phone itself, but apparently you may be able to secure specific apps too.

No more details are available at the moment, yet the X5 Pro could get its official unveiling on May 7, according to some past rumors. If that’s true, then we’ve got little over a week to go until the big day.

The handset will sport a metal build, 2.5D curved glass on the front, a 3,500 mAh battery, a USB Type C connector, and the ability to take 32 MP pictures with its front camera. That is likely to be achieved through some software trickery, and not with a 32 MP sensor, mind you. As for the main snapper, it should come with phase detection autofocus. And at the helm of all this could sit a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset.

Source (in Chinese) | Via


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