In the wake of 2021’s virtual Consumer Electronics Show, this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular stories suggests a strong interest in consumer tech among readers – and especially consumer biometrics.
Leading the way is Samsung’s new flagship smartphone for the year – always a big event. The Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21+ both feature an in-display fignerprint sensor, maintaining one of the most important trends in mobile biometrics of the last couple of years:
This week also brought some news from the world of biometric wearables. An Italy-based startup called Flywallet announced a new device, offered in a wristband format among others, that is designed to let users authorize purchases via a built-in fingerprint scanner. Flywallet says it has potential applications in other areas, too, including access control and healthcare:
The other major wearable biometrics news came by way of Valencell. Readers showed a sustained interest this week in the company’s recent announcement that it was launching a software library aimed at helping device makers to integrate its biometric technology into their offerings, which could further spur the development of sophisticated biometric wearables going forward:
Beyond wearables, biometric payment cards also continue to be a hot topic. This week saw an announcement from IDEX Biometrics that it has established a strategic partnership with a US-based global payment network scheme, with an eye to encouraging the adoption of fingerprint-scanning cards:
And finally, some news about a bona fide mobile identity solution: IDEMIA announced an upgrade to its virtual driver’s license solution for the state of Oklahoma this week, and it attracted a substantial amount of reader interest:
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.