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Alipay's new face scanner lowers payment costs by 80%

Dec 14, 2018 by The Passage Team
Alipay's new face scanner lowers payment costs by 80%

Alipay has released a new face scanner named Dragonfly which will reduce the cost of face scanning payment on its system by 80%.

The new face scanner is shaped like a lamp and a book-sized screen is fitted on its head. Customers need only look at the screen to complete payment after the scanner is connected to a cash register.

The Dragonfly, only one-tenth the size of its forerunners, has a plug-and-use feature and requires no modifications to merchants' existing systems, said Zhong Yao, the general manager of Alipay's Internet of Things business department, adding that it has more advanced in face recognition, an integrated three-dimensional optical camera and enhanced smart engine, which enables users to complete payment without entering a mobile phone number in everyday scenarios.

Source: Yicai Global

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