Logic would suggest that the more advanced device you are using, the more secure your data is. Well, that’s not exactly true. In fact, the more sophisticated a device is, the more opportunities a hacker has to gain control over that device. PINs and passwords are no longer considered safe measures so many manufacturers turn to more futuristic solutions that is biometric data verification such as fingerprint scanners. ZTE went a step further and introduced the Grand S3 that can be unlocked with your Eyeprint.
ZTE Grand S3 with Eyeprint Sensor
Some of you may not have heard about it before, but as weird as it sounds, it’s true – we all have eyeprints which, like fingerprints, are unique and characteristic to an individual. On a side note, tongue-prints are also used for recognition, though it’s rather unlikely that manufacturers would opt for such solution – licking your phone to unlock it doesn’t seem very practical not to mention that it wouldn’t be a pretty picture. Back to the Grand S3, it uses front-facing camera to scan unique pattern of veins in user’s eyes to allow access.
As far as specs are concerned, the ZTE Grand S3 has quite a lot to offer. The phone packs a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 CPU, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage with microSD for expansion. A 16-megapixel rear camera has dual-LED flash and there is an 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies. If there is one thing we could complain about it would be the version of the operating system – it appears that the Grand S3 will arrive with Android 4.4 KitKat on board rather than 5.0 Lollipop.
It’s not the first public appearance of the ZTE Grand S3, as it has been on sale in China since mid-January. It is, however, the first time that ZTE presented the device to foreign audience and promised global release, though didn’t offer any hints as to where and when exactly we can expect the handset to show up. Pricing is also unknown for now. In its home market, the Grand S3 costs the equivalent of $478.68, but there is no guarantee that the price won’t be different in other regions.