mobile biometrics

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…

Precise Biometrics CEO Highlights Three-pronged Progress in Q2 Update

Precise Biometrics CEO Highlights Three-pronged Progress in Q2 Update

“As previously communicated, we are expecting modest initial volumes of biometric smart cards to be delivered at the end of 2019, followed by larger volumes in 2020.” – Stefan K. Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics Precise Biometrics has issued its latest quarterly results, depicting a dip in revenues but continuing progress in the company’s three key…

WhatsApp Introduces Fingerprint Authentication on Android Phones

WhatsApp Introduces Fingerprint Authentication on Android Phones

WhatsApp is finally introducing a fingerprint lock security feature for Android phones. The utility is available as part of the recently released 2.19.221 beta version of the Android platform, and allows users to configure their WhatsApp settings to require a fingerprint scan to open to the app on compatible smartphones. Even with the feature enabled,…

Huawei Mate 20 X Features Goodix Fingerprint Sensor

Huawei Mate 20 X Features Goodix Fingerprint Sensor

With the Huawei Mate 20 X now on the market – that is, where the company hasn’t been blacklisted – Goodix has revealed that it has provided biometric technology being used in the device. The Huawei Mate 20 X is most notable for its 5G connectivity, with dual SIM support for both 5G and 4G.…

AS•NET Partnership Helps Solidify Ipsidy’s Foothold in Latin America

AS•NET Partnership Helps Solidify Ipsidy’s Foothold in Latin America

Ipsidy is looking to solidify its foothold in Latin America through a new partnership with AS•NET, a Colombian company that provides transaction solutions for retail outlets, financial institutions, and other organizations in the region. AS•NET will be integrating Ipsidy’s Proof and Verified identity verification services into its own platform, and will also be offering both…

Google Enables Web-Based Biometric Authentication on Android Devices

Google Enables Web-Based Biometric Authentication on Android Devices

Google has enabled biometric authentication for people trying to access Google services on Android phones. To use the feature, users must link their phone to their Google account, at which point they can use the fingerprint sensor on their device to prove their identity and log in. For the moment, biometric authentication is only available…

FPC Tech May Be in Samsung’s Galaxy A10s Phone

FPC Tech May Be in Samsung’s Galaxy A10s Phone

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has issued a somewhat vague statement on the fingerprint sensor in Samsung’s recently unveiled Galaxy A10s smartphone. The new phone features a rear-mounted sensor, which may or may not be Fingerprint Cards tech. So why the ambiguity? FPC’s statement indicates that while Samsung ordered (and FPC delivered) fingerprint sensors for the Galaxy…

Samsung Unveils Galaxy A10s

Samsung Unveils Galaxy A10s

“The phone also includes a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, which distinguishes it from some of the other models in the Galaxy A series…” Samsung has unveiled its latest Galaxy A smartphone, sharing the specifications for the new Galaxy A10s. The new smartphone includes a 4,000mAh battery, a 6.2-inch Infinity-V Display, and a dual camera with depth…

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Powers Samsung’s New 5G Smartphone

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Powers Samsung’s New 5G Smartphone

Qualcomm has revealed that the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform has been placed in Samsung’s new Galaxy Note10 smartphone, a mobile device that was designed specifically for the 5G era. In conjunction with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 modem, the 855 platform will offer faster performance, better 5G connectivity, and improved AI and XR capabilities. “Devices like the…

Money Was the Theme of the Week in MIDW’s Top Stories

Money Was the Theme of the Week in MIDW’s Top Stories

Looking back on this week’s most popular articles on Mobile ID World, it’s clear that money was the big theme. Breaking that broad theme down further, a major topic was digital wallets. Mezu and Mastercard announced a new digital debit card for mobile payments, and a cryptocurrency wallet revealed some hard evidence of the security…

IDLive Face Enables Purely Passive Face Authentication

IDLive Face Enables Purely Passive Face Authentication

ID R&D has announced a new biometric authentication system based on facial recognition that is entirely passive, requiring no special effort from the end user. Called IDLive Face, the solution is designed for Android or iOS apps, or for web-based apps. Users’ faces are scanned as they use the apps, and their biometrics are matched…

ZenGo Crypto Wallet Fends Off Hackers with ZoOm Authentication

ZenGo Crypto Wallet Fends Off Hackers with ZoOm Authentication

“The lion’s share of credit for this achievement goes to FaceTec, which provided the ZoOm authentication software used by ZenGo.” Toward the end of June, cryptocurrency wallet provider ZenGo challenged its users — and any other interested hackers, really — to try to break into its wallet, offering a reward of one Bitcoin. And with…

2021 iPhones to Feature In-Display Touch ID: Ming-Chi Kuo

2021 iPhones to Feature In-Display Touch ID: Ming-Chi Kuo

“It’s a rare scenario in which Apple would be following the lead of its rivals, with other smartphone makers already launching devices featuring both facial recognition and in-display fingerprint scanning capabilities.” Renowned mobile market analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is once again making headlines with a bold prediction for the future of the iPhone, asserting in a…

Egis Integrated Precise Biometrics Software Into In-display Solution

Egis Integrated Precise Biometrics Software Into In-display Solution

“The integration is poised to capitalize on an important trend in the mobile biometrics market, with a growing number of smartphone brands looking to in-display fingerprint scanning as the next evolution in smartphone fingerprint authentication.” Two months after announcing that it had established a licensing agreement with “a leading fingerprint sensor supplier from Asia,” Precise…

New Biometric Authentication Platform Aimed at Online Retailers

New Biometric Authentication Platform Aimed at Online Retailers

Computop has released a new biometric authentication platform that will allow online retailers to provide two-factor authentication and streamline the payments process on mobile devices. Computop is a payment processing company, while the Biometrics by Computop platform is compliant with the latest PSD2 standards. According to Computop, the new platform will allow online retailers to…

Yoti Eyes Global Expansion with £8 Million in Equity Funding

Yoti Eyes Global Expansion with £8 Million in Equity Funding

Yoti has secured £8 million in new equity investment in the company’s third successful funding round since its debut in 2017. The new funds will be invested in product development and expansion as the company searches for new partners. “Over the past few years we have invested about £65 million to develop our privacy-preserving identity…

Jumio Delivers Selfie Onboarding for Bank ABC

Jumio Delivers Selfie Onboarding for Bank ABC

Bahrain’s Bank ABC has partnered with Jumio, deploying the latter’s Identity Verification platform to facilitate customer onboarding on its digital banking channels. Jumio’s facial recognition technology will allow new customers to open a Bank ABC account without needing to visit a physical branch location. To use Jumio Identity Verification, prospective Bank ABC clients will need…

New tZERO App Stores Cryptocurrency Assets On Your Mobile Phone

New tZERO App Stores Cryptocurrency Assets On Your Mobile Phone

The blockchain specialist tZERO has released the Android version of its tZERO Crypto App, a digital wallet that allows cryptocurrency investors to buy, sell, and store different assets on their mobile phone instead of an account on a third-party exchange platform. The iOS version of the app was released on June 27th. For the moment,…

FacePhi Forms New Partnership with Peruvian Bank

FacePhi Forms New Partnership with Peruvian Bank

FacePhi continues to solidify its position in the Latin American market. The facial recognition specialist has announced that it has formed a new partnership with Banco de Crédito del Perú (BCP), which will be deploying FacePhi’s SelphID platform for customer onboarding and authentication. BCP marks FacePhi’s first foray into Peru, although the company’s client portfolio…

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