A few years ago, smartphone security mostly depended on PIN codes or swipe patterns. It then moved to biometrics using fingerprint and iris scanners. While the former is now in plenty of Androids, the latter is yet to become mainstream. Cherry Mobile aims to address that with the introduction of the affordable Cherry Mobile Iris.
Design and Construction
The Iris looks like your typical Cherry Mobile budget handset. It’s made out of plastic with a decent build but don’t let the modest look fool you. Upfront is the 5-inch display.
The display is bordered by a fair amount of bezel separating it from the trio of capacitive keys below and a number of sensors on top where the main feature of the phone is found. Aside from the usual front-facing camera and proximity sensor, there’s another camera that sees in the dark and scans your pupils with the help of infrared.
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