Motorola recently filed a new patent application which hints at the likelihood of the feature being used on the upcoming Moto Z (2017). The feature is an iris scanner which would bring some level of authentication to the device if really it is featured.
The sketches of the patent leave no doubt that it is an iris scanner, a function which works the same way like the more common fingerprint scanner. However, the iris scanner brings some extra level or security because it is more difficult to clone than the fingerprint. The patent filing also reveals that the iris scanner will feature a pair of narrow-angle lenses to focus on the user’s eyes. Another revelation on the filing is that the Moto Z (2017) will continue the tradition of a front fingerprint scanner which would be a dedicated one and not embedded under the home button.
The Moto Z (2017) is Motorola’s next big thing and it will do some good if such feature is included inside the device. The device recently appeared on benchmark website Geekbench and is revealed to pack flagship features like an octa-core Qualcomm chip clocked at 1.9GHz, which is the Snapdragon 835. There is also 4GB of RAM onboard and it runs the latest version of Android Nougat (Android 7.1.1). The device also performed well both on the single core and multi-core tests, scoring 1930 points and 6207 points respectively.
The current generation Moto Z was launched around the middle of last year so we don’t expect anything to become official very soon.