Siam 7X smartphone features Descartes Biometrics earprint recognition technology

November 5, 2015 - 

Siam is set to release its new Siam 7X smartphone, which features biometric earprint authentication technology, according to a report by Pocket-lint.

Using the Descartes Biometrics Helix solution, the smartphone’s front-facing camera is able to authenticate the user based on his or her unique ear features when the device is held to it.

This allows the owner to configure the smartphone so that he or she is the only individual authorized to make and receive calls by holding the handset to the ear.

The Descartes Biometrics Helix system builds a profile based on three of the user’s images and authenticates with the fourth image.

Helix is also available in an Android app that is compatible with most current Android phones.

The Siam 7X also features a 5-inch 1280 x 720 LCD screen on the front and a 4.7-inch E-Ink screen on the rear, a 1.3GHz 64-bit MediaTek octa-core processor, 16-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, a 2,100mAh battery, 4G and dual SIM connectivity options, and runs on the Android 5.0 operating system.

The Siam 7X is currently being offered for $470 through its Kickstarter campaign ($420 for early backers) and will begin shipping next month.

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