UMi Iron to feature better than Fingerprint ID Hypertech Security feature


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With the announcement of the UMi Iron specs yesterday, and the start of giveaways we were under the impression that all the secrets of the UMi Iron have been revealed, but this isn’t the case.

Early on in the run up to the release of the UMi Iron, we discovered that the phone would not support fingerprint sercurity, a feature that many smartphone companies are adding to their phones as standard. The lack of fingerprint scanner put a few people off the phone, but today UMi have revealed details that might bring them back.

According to a tip sent over to us this morning, the UMi Iron features something called Hypertech, a feature that is more secure than fingerprint ID. With no visible area on the phone for a scanner we wonder if UMi have incorporated a retina scanner in their phone? Some eye scanning security features only require a front camera to work, but we might learn that a dedicated scanner is hidden away in their too.

Our source at UMi tell us that the mystery around Hypertech will be revealed next week. What do you think it could be?

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16 Comments

  1. csak1user
    June 24, 2015

    It should be the same tech as Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3’s Eye-D. (An implementation of EyeVerify Eyeprint ID: http://www.eyeverify.com/product-technology/core-technology )
    https://youtu.be/eu8H1sYX9LU?t=56s

    Also Just noticed that directpath sound doesn’t mean more than front facing speakers. 😀

    Edit: ZTE Grand S3 uses the same tech. And the tech is compatible with many phones and tablets: http://www.eyeverify.com/supported-devices

    • Muhammad Yasir
      June 24, 2015

      man… i wonder why are Alcatel phones not covered here ? are they not chinese ?

      • csak1user
        June 24, 2015

        They are Chinese too. Alcatel is a brand of TCL. (just the mobile phone business)
        But Alcatel phones created mostly for Europe. The usual Chinese stores doesn’t distribute it.
        So the phone itself is Chinese, but made not for the Chinese market.

        • Adam Irvine
          June 24, 2015

          Then theoretically that’s the exact type of device that should be covered here given that most of us are not living in China here..? (I think?)

          • csak1user
            June 24, 2015

            Those phones are covered with many local online magazine.
            But this China only phones doesn’t covered well in international media outside china.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          June 24, 2015

          i hear they make some real good ones too !
          shame its not for the SEasian markets…

  2. Rob
    June 24, 2015

    Not sure why they finally announce a phone after weeks of teasers and then omit some of the more interesting specs.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      June 24, 2015

      bad marketing team ?

      • Rob
        June 24, 2015

        And bad design team, this phone could have been so much more.

    • Adam Irvine
      June 24, 2015

      It’s obviously because it’s some cr@ppy software type thing that they’re quickly throwing together over the next week to ‘try’ and compete with all the TouchID phones that are coming out…

      Otherwise it would have been in their marketing slides I’m sure…

  3. manish1lohia
    June 24, 2015

    it take lot of time unlock eye-d i better prefer finger print scanner

  4. Chickens
    June 24, 2015

    They should’ve included it with the Heart rate monitor sensor announcement, it’s some kind of a big deal.

  5. justyfier
    June 24, 2015

    sounds intresting

  6. Muhammad Yasir
    June 24, 2015

    wow !

  7. Chickens
    June 25, 2015

    Any chance it’s actually voice activated? Double tap to wake then you say “Ummmmmmmi~” or “Pi is 3.14159265359…….1”

    • Chickens
      June 29, 2015

      LOL it’s voice unlocked. Can voice unlock to camera too. if my translate-fu is correct.