Lenovo A586 brings Android voice unlock to China

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While companies are busy trying to patent face unlock technology, it seems that it may soon be left behind. What’s the cool new way to unlock your phone? Voice unlock, of course, and the Lenovo A586 is bringing it to China later this month.

It’s easy to imagine how little security this method of unlocking a phone could offer, and that’s why Lenovo is using a speaker verification technology that was “pioneered by A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) and enhanced by the Baidu-I2R Research Centre (BIRC).”

The downside is that the phone itself isn’t too impressive: a 4.5-inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 854 and a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor aren’t exactly the newest, hottest technology.

Assuming the “voiceprint” system works well, the specific phrase you use may not matter too much, but why let that stop us from imagining? What sort of passphrase would you use for your phone?

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