Samsung Takes Spotlight in Mobile-heavy Week on MIDW

Samsung Takes Spotlight in Mobile-heavy Week on MIDW

It was a mobile-heavy week on Mobile ID World – at least with respect to our most popular articles. Biometric authentication proved to be an important theme among those stories, and as for individual companies in the news, Samsung spent the most time in the spotlight.

That’s thanks in large part to the company’s latest entry in its Galaxy line of smartphone. The Galaxy A10s is notable for being the next entry in Samsung’s lower tier of smartphone lineups, and yet still featuring an in-display fingerprint sensor. But there’s some interesting ambiguity around who exactly provided that biometric technology:

Samsung Unveils Galaxy A10s

FPC Tech May Be in Samsung’s Galaxy A10s Phone

Samsung persisted in the news beyond the mobile domain this week, with the company also getting attention for its support for Ultra-Wideband technology – though it did have to share the spotlight in that case with some other big names including NXP, Bosch, and the ASSA ABLOY group:

NXP, Samsung, Bosch, and HID Global Form FiRa Consortium to Promote UWB Tech

Returning to mobile tech, Google also got some attention this week thanks to its big step toward support for biometric authentication on Android phones when logging into Google services:

Google Enables Web-Based Biometric Authentication on Android Devices

And finally, Apple also found itself in the headlines this week, though not in a good way:

Tencent Researchers Beat Face ID Liveness Detection with Glasses and Tape

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.