Last modified: September 21, 2015


Now that fingerprint scanner technology, for Smartphone buyers, is no longer an unusual thing and rarity, just limited to one or two exclusive smartphones and all  Smartphone manufacturers from giants to midgets  are focusing on equipping their devices with this kind of sensors, privacy lovers can celebrate the arrival of a new, more powerful, authentication technology – Eye Scanner, that is no doubt one step ahead of the fingerprint sensor technology. However, only a numbered devices with Eye scanners are available and you can find out a list of all devices which feature this technology

List of all Eye Scanner Smartphones

Recently we happened to have met a newly launched phone that boasts of this next generation privacy technique. We are talking about UMI Iron, cheapest Eye scanner phone to date.

UMI Iron comes with an elegant and ergonomic design having almost no bezels on left and right. Being made up of Metal-clad material, Umi Iron can take your breath away with its stunning looks. This slim-trim Smartphone has 5.5 inches full HD display, 3GB RAM and 1.3 GHz octa-core CPU (MediaTek 6753) coupled with Mail-T720 GPU. The device sports a 13MP primary camera on top left of its rear panel alongside LED flash. It is powered by Sony IMX214 sensor, which allows you to take significantly high-quality images. Phone’s 8MP front facing shooter appears to be attention grabbing and is all set to take selfie photography to new heights. Let me tell you that its secondary camera is combined with a powerful flashlight that will surely bolster picture quality in low light and even in darkness you can capture fine images.

Let’s have a look on its storage capacity. UMI Iron has 16GB inbuilt storage (including system occupied space), in addition to a microSD card slot with that you can install up to 64GB detachable memory.

It’s to be confirmed yet whether or not the phone’s 3350 mAh battery is removable. Still we can gather that It is more likely to be non-removable as SIM card and SD-card are inserted via external ejectable trays. One thing to note is that you can either use two SIM or one SIM and one SD-card. In other words you can’t use SD-card if you want to use two SIM simultaneously.

Umi Iron

How its EYE scanner works.

UMI has added EyeVerify powered Eyeprint technology that scans eyeball vein to authenticate the access. Its eye scanning is much more secure than fingerprint scanning and no-one can hack your device in any event. Testing shows that it takes up to two seconds to unlock your phone via Eyeprint sensor.

Supports various health sensors

Umi Iron Health App

To your surprise, this affordable eye scanner Smartphone has some other stunning features too, squeezing them all in at this price. Its health sensor can check Stress, Heart-rate and even Blood Sugar and Cholesterol. It seems peculiar, but they have claimed it on their official page of UMI Iron.

HOTKNOT Enabled

HOTKNOT is a wireless data-transfer technology, and you can transfer data amazingly fast between two HOTKNOT enabled devices by keeping both the devices in contact and their screens facing each other.

Salient Features of UMI Iron

CPU, GPU Octa-core 1.3 Ghz / MediaTek 6753, Mali T-720
RAM 3GB
Storage capacity Internal – 16GB and expandable up to 64GB
Display LTPS LCD, 5.5 inches Full HD display,
Screen Protection Not mentioned by officials
SIM Dual SIM
Real camera 13MP with LED flash
Front camera 8 MP, LED Flash
Battery 3350 mAh
Other features Eye Scanner, HOTKNOT, Heart-rate sensor, stress sensor, Gluco-meter (they claim it but it seems doubtful)

Pricing and availability

Amazon – $201

Geekbuying – $180

UMI Iron can be grabbed on Amazon.com shelling out just $201. If you are from outside U.S. (or from inside U.S.), you can make your purchase even more affordable buying it on Geekbuying.com that provides free transportation around the globe. It is selling only for $180 on Geekbuying.com

About Shams

Shams, a professional blogger, has expertise in WordPress and Web Hosting. He is used to playing around with WordPress plugins, themes, web hosting services and some other innovative stuff regarding web design. He sifts out good stuff for web designers and reviews it to help them choose what they really need.

Being an energetic tech enthusiast, he regularly pens down breaking news and tutorials related to technology particularly Smartphones and other gadgets. Sometimes writes tech tips too. It was the dawn of Internet age when he started dabbling in it and has since been delving into the realm of the internet. He occupies a permanent burrow in virtual world.

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