ZTE Grand S3 takes security to a new level with eye scanner

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Security plays a big part in phone design and specification, and ZTE have taken it up a notch with an eye scanner in the new ZTE Grand S3.

Eye scanners have been rumoured before in smartphones but until today no company had actually gone ahead and used one. The new ZTE Grand S3 uses EyeVerify to scan your eye with the front facing camera for an additional level of protection for your personal data.

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The rest of the phone all look positively flagship too, with a Snapdragon 801 processor, FHD 5.5-inch display 3GB RAM, 8 mega-pixel front camera and 16 mega-pixel rear sensor.

Currently the ZTE Grand S3 will go on sale in China only but will hopefully see an international launch at below $500 in the near future.

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  1. Nicki
    March 2, 2015

    there are far more superior phones in this price range , even their own .

  2. March 2, 2015

    what a crap. why i need so much security? i am at the pentagon or cia? code with 4 digit or stupid security pattern its more than enough.

    • RRRobert
      March 2, 2015

      Sure. “I have nothing to hide” has been the ideal and honorable excuse to provide unlimited access to everything a sensible person would consider ‘private’. NOFI, but this kind of attitude you express (or maybe: a lack of interest) that makes our governments and administrations pass restrictive or even oppressive laws so easily, these days.

      And no, I’m not wearing a tin foil hat.

      • ufg
        March 2, 2015

        Sorry, I don’t quite understand. Because we don’t have strong sense of privacy the government can pass oppressive laws? Don’t really see the connection there

      • March 3, 2015

        hi man

        i think you a paranoid, we dont need more than regular security, and i dont have something to hide from government

  3. Steven Fox
    March 2, 2015

    Direct competitor of the Xiaomi Note, both are too pricey for me. S801 is already outdated, I much prefer MT6752 than this at half the price.

      March 2, 2015

      You mean 6752

      • Steven Fox
        March 2, 2015

        Yes, thanks.

  4. Rob
    March 2, 2015

    Interesting, only concern I have is how would this work in low light?? We know cameras can be notoriously poor in low light situations, especially front facing ones. I have used face recognition on a few of my phones in the past and they worked well until it started getting dark and then they were a waste of time, how will this overcome that problem???

    • Ivan
      March 2, 2015

      I think they can set front led flash

  5. Muhammad Yasir
    March 2, 2015

    500$ ?! *shakes head in vain*

  6. Akimitsui
    March 3, 2015

    Well, there is already an app that uses your front facing camera to scan your eye to unlock your phone. It is called “Eye Scanner Lock.” It is not on the Play Store but the .apk can be downloaded from their website: http://phoneky.com/android/?p=view-item&st=4&id=d1d16893

  7. James Macey
    March 3, 2015

    Why would anyone buy this over a Nubia Z7 Max?