A Smartphone-centric Mobile ID Top Stories Roundup

A Smartphone-centric Mobile ID Top Stories Roundup

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories is a smartphone-heavy one, featuring Samsung, Apple, 5G tech and more.

The most popular article of the week was, in fact, first published last week – but the launch of Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone is big news, and readers have shown a sustained interest in it. Samsung’s Galaxy S20 announcement is perhaps particularly notable for how quiet the company is about the device’s biometric capabilities:

Samsung Quietly Sticks with In-display Fingerprint Scanning in Galaxy S20

Apple news is always popular too, of course. This week it took the form of further speculation about Apple’s potential plans to bring back Touch ID, its trailblazing fingerprint scanning system. Touch ID has been completely replaced by facial recognition on Apple’s latest iPhone devices, but rumor has it that the next version of Apple’s budget-friendly iPhone SE could change that:

iPhone SE2 Launch Anticipated for Late March

In 5G news, this week brought the announcement that Fujitsu had been granted a provisional license for a 5G radio station by the Kanto Bureau of Telecommunications. This is a first in Japan, and the latest sign of 5G’s mass market emergence:

Fujitsu Receives First Private 5G License in Japan

Moving away from smartphone-related tech, there was also some mobile news from the US Army that garnered reader attention this week. It concerns a software upgrade for a handheld device designed for in-the-field biometric identification:

US Army Gets Mobile Biometric Upgrade

Finally, Mobile ID World readers also demonstrated ongoing interest in an item published at the end of last week: a new report from MarketsandMarkets predicting that the digital identity solutions market would see significant growth over the next few years:

New Report Forecasts $30.5 Billion Market for Digital Identity Solutions


Stay posted to Mobile ID World next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of digital identity. To see the hottest stories of the week in biometrics, visit our sibling site FindBiometrics.