mobile biometrics

FPC’s Side-mounted Sensor to Debut in Low-cost 5G Phone

FPC’s Side-mounted Sensor to Debut in Low-cost 5G Phone

Fingerprint Cards‘ latest fingerprint sensor has just seen its first smartphone integration, with the company announcing that its FPC1540 model is being used in Xiaomi’s new Redmi K30. First announced just a few weeks ago, the FPC1540 is specifically designed to be implemented in the side of a mobile device. That’s exactly where it is…

Apple Patent Describes Gaze Tracking System

Apple Patent Describes Gaze Tracking System

A newly granted patent suggests that Apple is continuing to refine its Face ID face scanning system, and may even be planning to bring it to its laptop and desktop devices. As Patently Apple reports, the new patent concerns gaze and head tracking. It outlines how infrared light can be used to track a user’s…

Goodix In-Display Sensor Tech Featured in 5G OnePlus Phone

Goodix In-Display Sensor Tech Featured in 5G OnePlus Phone

One of the first smartphones to take advantage of T-Mobile’s 5G network is now hitting the market, and it features an in-display fingerprint sensor from Goodix. The device in question is the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition, which is one of only two smartphones that are currently compatible with T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network, the…

Biometric Tech Will Help to Drive Mobile Payments Market: Report

Biometric Tech Will Help to Drive Mobile Payments Market: Report

A new report from Juniper Research suggests that biometric technology will revolutionize the mobile payments industry over the next few years. The firm predicts that consumers will use biometric authentication to conduct $2.5 trillion in payment transactions on mobile devices by 2024. That number represents a massive 1,000 percent increase over the comparable $228 billion…

Apple Pay Extends Reach in Europe

Apple Pay Extends Reach in Europe

Apple Pay has now arrived in Bulgaria and Belarus. Apple’s biometrically secured mobile payments platform arrived in the former country via First Investment Bank, or Fibank, earlier this month; in Belarus, meanwhile, the platform has just launched with the support of BPS-Sberbank. As 9to5Mac reports, this is the domestic arm of the major Russian bank…

4Stop Integrates Jumio’s Identity Verification Technology

4Stop Integrates Jumio’s Identity Verification Technology

The German compliance and fraud prevention company 4Stop has bolstered its platform with Jumio’s identity verification technology. The two companies have formed an integrated partnership that will allow 4Stop customers to take advantage of Jumio’s tech and meet the latest Know-Your-Customer requirements. “Jumio is a global leader and innovator in AI-powered identity verification,” said 4Stop…

FPC Targets Foldable Phones with New Biometric Sensor

FPC Targets Foldable Phones with New Biometric Sensor

Fingerprint Cards has released a new side-mounted capacitive touch sensor built specifically for mobile devices. The FPC1540 boasts a slim design that can be integrated into a range of different form factors, including foldable and borderless smartphone models. “As smartphone design diversifies, biometrics are becoming an enabler for innovation and differentiation,” said Fingerprint Cards Mobile…

ZenGo Updates Platform to Enhance TSS and Stablecoin Capabilities

ZenGo Updates Platform to Enhance TSS and Stablecoin Capabilities

ZenGo has updated its cryptocurrency app to offer support for Ethereum’s ERC-20 tokens and other stablecoin currencies. Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies that have been tethered to a local currency, a precious metal, or some other commodity, which makes them less susceptible to the large price fluctuations that have been associated with other digital assets. According to…

Biometric Tech in the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Biometric Tech in the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories is a biometrics-heavy one, particularly when it comes to smart card technology. That’s fitting, because it’s Biometric Smart Cards month at Mobile ID World, and each week we’re delivering in-depth features on this exciting technology. This week’s special report, “The Payment Cards Puzzle is Solved”, offers…

Samsung Products Take Home 46 CES Innovation Awards

Samsung Products Take Home 46 CES Innovation Awards

Samsung has cleaned up at the CES Innovation Awards, which recognized 46 Samsung products for outstanding design and engineering. The standouts, however, are Samsung’s Galaxy Note10+ 5G smartphone and a pair of Samsung Visual Display products, each of which received a Best of Innovation award. The tech giant also received prizes in a slew of…

ZenGo Announces Formation of MPC Alliance

ZenGo Announces Formation of MPC Alliance

The cryptocurrency specialist ZenGo has announced the formation of the MPC Alliance, an organization that will advocate for the more widespread use of multiparty computation (MPC) technology. ZenGo formed the MPC Alliance in conjunction with the MPC providers Unbound Tech and Sepior. In the announcement, ZenGo argues that MPC tech is particularly well-suited to blockchain…

Galaxy A50 Receives Another Software Update for Fingerprint Sensor

Galaxy A50 Receives Another Software Update for Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung has released another software update for its mid-range Galaxy A50 smartphone. The update is intended to improve the performance of the phone’s optical in-display fingerprint sensor, with Samsung advising users to delete and re-register their fingerprint information after completing the update. The update is only available to Galaxy A50 owners in Europe. However, this…

Apple Files Patent for Flexible Smart Watch Antenna

Apple Files Patent for Flexible Smart Watch Antenna

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has published a new Apple patent application for flexible antenna components that could be integrated into the band of the Apple Watch. The stretchable, bendable antennas would still support the Watch’s wireless capabilities, but would theoretically free up more space in the body of the watch without compromising the integrity…

FPC Sensors Now Used in 400 Smartphone Models

FPC Sensors Now Used in 400 Smartphone Models

Even as it continues to expand beyond fingerprint biometrics, Sweden-based Fingerprint Cards is celebrating a major milestone in its smartphone fingerprint sensor business. The company has announced that its sensors are now being used in 400 different smartphone models. In a statement, Fingerprint Cards’ mobile business VP Ted Hansson gestured to the company’s status as…

Apple Partners with VA to Give Veterans Access to Health Records on iOS

Apple Partners with VA to Give Veterans Access to Health Records on iOS

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has teamed up with Apple to give American veterans better access to their medical records. The two organizations have announced that the VA will now support the Health Records feature on the iOS Health app, allowing veterans to view their entire medical history when they sign in through…

New Xiaomi Phone Features Ultra-Thin In-Display Sensor from Goodix

New Xiaomi Phone Features Ultra-Thin In-Display Sensor from Goodix

Goodix’s new ultra-thin optical in-display fingerprint sensor has finally reached the commercial market with the launch of the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro smartphone. The release extends Goodix’s recent focus on in-display fingerprint biometrics, which are now available in a smaller and more convenient form factor with the debut of the ultra-thin model. Of course, Goodix…

Biometric Smart Cards Month: How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going

Biometric Smart Cards Month: How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going

In the short span of a handful of years, biometric smart cards have emerged as a major segment of the overall biometrics and security markets. And it looks like, going forward, they’re only going to get bigger thanks to the emergence of biometric payment cards. That’s why this November is Biometric Smart Cards Month at…

Curve Integrates Samsung Pay into Card Consolidation Platform

Curve Integrates Samsung Pay into Card Consolidation Platform

The card consolidation platform Curve is now compatible with Samsung Pay. The integration will allow Curve users to link their Samsung Pay account to a debit or credit card from Mastercard or Visa, and gives those users their first entirely mobile payment option. Curve provides its customers with an app and a card that allows…

WhatsApp Officially Brings Fingerprint Security to Android Users

WhatsApp Officially Brings Fingerprint Security to Android Users

WhatsApp has officially launched its fingerprint unlock utility for Android users. The feature was first introduced in a beta format back in August, but is now available to all WhatsApp users with an Android phone that supports fingerprint recognition. To activate the new feature, WhatsApp users will need to find their way to the Fingerprint…

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