Microsoft’s First Windows 10 Phones Will Come ‘With Face-Scanning’

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New Lumia devices will also come with stylus support and USB-C connectivity, according to reports

With the launch of Windows 10 now less than a week away, some interesting details have emerged about some of the features included in its mobile edition.

The first smartphones made by Microsoft sporting the new software, codenamed Cityman and Talkman, will come with support for facial scanning, as an iris scanner will allow users to unlock their device without needing to enter a password, reports have claimed.

The new service will play a key part of Windows Hello, Microsoft’s new facial-recognition software, as it looks to make using its smartphones more personal than ever before.

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windows 10 mobileAccording to Windows Central, the Cityman and Talkman refer to the Lumia 950 and 950 XL respectively, marking two high-end devices to kick off the new family of Microsoft smartphones.

The Lumia 950 XL is the more powerful of the pair, sporting a 5.7 inch WQHD OLED display, 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 3,300mAh battery. There’s also a 20MP PureView rear camera with triple LED flash, a 5MP front device, wireless charging and the aforementioned iris scanner.

Its little brother will come with a 5.2 inch WQHD OLED display, a hexa-core 64-bit Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 3,000mAh battery, along with the same 20MP and 5MP rear and front cameras.

The new smartphones will also include support for accompanying styluses, meaning we could see phablet-sized devices designed with the business market in mind soon after the July 29 release date for Windows 10, as well as USB-C connectivity for accompanying charging stations.

it is believed the devices will be released in September, as Windows 10 Mobile is not expected to launch at the same time as the PC edition of the software.

Microsoft had not responded to TechWeekEurope’s requests for comment at the time of publication.

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