Digital India: InFocus to Launch Affordable 4G VoLTE Aadhaar-Enabled Smartphone With Iris Scanner

American electronics brand, InFocus has received certification from the Government of India’s STQC (Standardization Testing & Quality Certification) for its Aadhaar-Enabled Iris smartphone.

STQC certification authenticates the use of Iris integrated devices used for biometric authentication linked under the Aadhaar project which aims to capture 2.4 billion Iris scans for biometric registration, making it the biggest biometrics project in the world.

“Based on the testing results done by STQC, InFocus Smartphone has emerged as the most reliable and accurate biometric device with virtually zero error as FRR (false reject rate),” claimed the company.

The smartphone can capture the iris image under various environments, including under direct sunlight.

“InFocus Smartphone features IriTech’s superior iris image quality assessment and on-board K7 generation algorithm to provide good quality images and avoid false positives while maximising true positive identification rates. The embedded algorithm can complete an image capture and K7 image generation in less than 2 seconds,” said a release.

On the security front, the biometric data from the InFocus device gets encrypted by a UIDAI key at the chip level in the device.

InFocus device will find its use as a secure and reliable biometric solution in various industries such as banking, E-PDS (Electronic Public Distribution System), MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural employment Guarantee Act) payments, E-governance services such as passport, taxation, healthcare and education.

The solution will also enable government, enterprises and telecom companies to streamline the process of an individual’s authentication and eKYC regardless of language and literacy barriers.

InFocus Iris Enabled Smartphone is a 4G-VoLTE enabled smartphone that is powered with 1GB RAM. It will offer a 4.5-inch display which supports dual sim and comes with a 2,300mAh battery. Other specs include 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, Android 5.1, 8GB ROM which is expandable up to 64GB.