MWC 2017: Lenovo, Porsche Design Devices Leverage Windows Hello Biometric Security

“The Porsche Design BOOK ONE convertible tablet notebook comes equipped with an infrared sensor enabling Windows Hello facial recognition.”

Having only just got underway, this year’s Mobile World Congress has already seen the launch of multiple new devices leveraging Windows 10 and its biometric security features.

MWC 2017: Lenovo, Porsche Design Devices Leverage Windows Hello Biometric SecurityA few of them come from a familiar source: Lenovo latest convertible tablet notebooks, like the recent Yoga 910, support fingerprint-based authentication, with the Yoga 720 featuring a built-in sensor and the Yoga 520 supporting it as an option.

Meanwhile, another new offering takes advantage of a different aspect of Windows Hello biometric security: The Porsche Design BOOK ONE convertible tablet notebook comes equipped with an infrared sensor enabling Windows Hello facial recognition.

Considering that it’s the first computer device from the Porsche brand subsidiary, its embrace of this kind of sophisticated biometric security could indicate such technology’s growing importance for high-end brands. Fingerprint sensors, on the other hand, are more widespread across consumer electronics thanks to smartphone deployments, but are increasingly being leveraged by laptop makers to offer biometric security via Windows 10’s security platform. It all points to a rising profile for Windows Hello, and better security for end users.