Qualcomm has just announced that the Japanese company, NTT Docomo has become the first operator to adopt Qualcomm Snapdragon Sensor ID Biometrics Platform. The technology will be used for mobile biometric authentication service starting later this month in Japan.
Currently, the Snapdragon 810 processor supports the feature and it will be used for services such as Docomo ID login authentication and carrier billing payment. The service is meant to improve security and make authentication easier for customers.
NTT Docomo will launch the online authentication service with smartphones from Sharp and Fujitsu starting from May 28th in Japan. Seiji Maruyama, Senior VP and MD of product department for NTT Docomo said :
DOCOMO is excited to be the first operator to offer its consumers a new and differentiated way to authenticate to their mobile devices. By collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies on the deployment of the Snapdragon Sense ID biometrics platform, our customers can now unlock their phones without having to key in a pincode, and can make mobile payments with a quick glance.
This method of authentication is more secure as well as faster. It also eliminated the need for consumers to keep their passwords and pins stored somewhere or in their memory.