mobile biometrics

New Android OS Plays On Key Mobile Trends

New Android OS Plays On Key Mobile Trends

“Android 9 highlights another major tech trend, too: The growing prominence of biometric security.” Google has launched the latest version of its Android mobile operating system, and is placing a strong focus on artificial intelligence this time around. In announcing Android 9 Pie on its blog, Google explained that its AI technology is designed to…

VCSEL Orders Point to New Face-Scanning iPhones: Report

VCSEL Orders Point to New Face-Scanning iPhones: Report

Evidence that Apple is planning to bring Face ID to its new smartphones this year continues to mount, this time thanks to a quarterly update from VCSEL supplier Lumentum. As a provider of vertical cavity surface emitting laser technology, Lumentum is a key supplier for Apple’s flagship facial recognition system, which is designed to create…

Biometric Onboarding Comes to TransferGo

Biometric Onboarding Comes to TransferGo

London-based remittance company TransferGo is taking advantage of selfie-based biometric customer enrollment, care of Onfido. Onfido’s solution will allow newcomers to the TransferGo platform to sign up simply by taking images of their official identity documents, and themselves. Onfido’s facial recognition technology is designed to compare and match the images, ensuring that the submitted IDs…

Samsung Maintains Biometric Focus in Galaxy Note9 with Princeton Identity Tech

Samsung Maintains Biometric Focus in Galaxy Note9 with Princeton Identity Tech

Samsung has officially unveiled its newest Note smartphone, and it once again features sophisticated biometric security provided by Princeton Identity technology. That means the Galaxy Note9 maintains Samsung’s flagship authentication mechanism, iris recognition. Operating in tandem with facial recognition, the system allows for contactless authentication – as with Apple’s iPhone X, a user can unlock…

BBVA Embraces Selfie-Based Enrollment

BBVA Embraces Selfie-Based Enrollment

“The system operates through the BBVA mobile app, and the bank says that 27 percent of its new customers have used it to join the bank.” Spain-based BBVA has become the latest financial services provider to embrace selfie-based biometric enrollment. The technology was developed more or less in-house, by Veridas, a tech company that spun…

Honor 10 Smartphone with Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor Comes to Indonesia

Honor 10 Smartphone with Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor Comes to Indonesia

Huawei’s Honor 10 smartphone has made it to Indonesia. At a launch event this week, Huawei subsidiary Honor Indonesia placed a strong emphasis on the device’s artificial intelligence technology, officially announcing the device with the tagline “Beauty in AI”. Its sophisticated AI has been applied mainly in the area of imaging, with its 24MP and…

Police in Telangana Armed with Mobile Face Recognition

Police in Telangana Armed with Mobile Face Recognition

Police in the Indian state of Telangana are now using mobile facial recognition technology in the field. The new system is designed to let police use a mobile app to scan the faces of suspected criminals, unidentified bodies at crime scenes, missing children, or other individuals. Those scans are then compared against images from the…

Samsung ‘Teaser’ Ads Point to Note 9 Highlights

Samsung ‘Teaser’ Ads Point to Note 9 Highlights

“The suggestion, of course, is that the new device will sport a better battery life, more storage, and a faster processor.” Samsung is gesturing toward the highlights of its next flagship smartphone in newly released teaser videos aimed at building anticipation for its big media event scheduled for August 9th. As always, the company is…

Trulioo Launches GlobalGateway in the Philippines

Trulioo Launches GlobalGateway in the Philippines

Trulioo has launched its GlobalGateway platform in the Philippines. The platform is designed to facilitate mobile identity verification through its use of both document reading and facial recognition. Like similar solutions such as Jumio’s Netverify platform, GlobalGateway applies this technology through a standard mobile camera, allowing for an inexpensive, convenient, and reliable means of customer…

Synaptics to Unveil Q4 and Fiscal 2018 Results August 9th

Synaptics to Unveil Q4 and Fiscal 2018 Results August 9th

Synaptics will unveil its Q4 and fiscal 2018 results on August 9th, the company has announced. The results will be posted after market close, with a corresponding conference call scheduled for 5:00pm Eastern Time. In a statement announcing the plan, Synaptics offered little further information on the information to be presented. But the company did…

Is Samsung Ready For In-Display Biometrics on the Galaxy Note 9?

Is Samsung Ready For In-Display Biometrics on the Galaxy Note 9?

Leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 suggest that Samsung may not quite be ready to dive into in-display fingerprint scanning. The leaked images show versions of the smartphone in purple and blue, and generally match up with other recent leaks. They depict a smartphone with a full-sized, curved display, and a glass back…

Mobile Biometrics to Authorize Over $2 Trillion in Mobile Payments by 2023: Report

Mobile Biometrics to Authorize Over $2 Trillion in Mobile Payments by 2023: Report

Mobile biometric technology is going to play a much bigger role in payments over the next few years, according to a new market forecast from Juniper Research. The UK-based firm predicts that by 2023, such technology will be used to verify two trillion dollars’ worth of in-store and remote purchases – a value that is…

Confirmed: Next Samsung Tablet to Feature Iris, Facial Recognition

Confirmed: Next Samsung Tablet to Feature Iris, Facial Recognition

“…an instructional video on Intelligent Scan has been included in the official Galaxy Tab S4 firmware files – all but confirming that the tablet will use Intelligent Scan for user authentication.” It looks like Samsung’s next flagship tablet will indeed use iris recognition for user authentication. Speculation about the feature was prompted a few weeks…

Entersekt Embraces GSMA’s Mobile Connect

Entersekt Embraces GSMA’s Mobile Connect

The GSMA’s Mobile Connect platform has a new backer: London-based mobile security specialist Entersekt has announced that it’s now offering Mobile Connect to its institutional customers. The platform is designed to offer mobile users a single sign on solution for a range of services, identifying users primarily by their phone numbers, with additional authentication factors,…

Vivo’s In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics to Reach New Markets

Vivo’s In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics to Reach New Markets

In-display fingerprint scanning technology is poised to continue its expansion beyond the China market with the international launch of Vivo’s Nex smartphone. The company has announced that its latest flagship device will soon launch in Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Russia, and Taiwan. It’s the third smartphone from Vivo to feature in-display sensor technology, which Vivo…

Samsung Bringing Iris Recognition to Budget Smartphone

Samsung Bringing Iris Recognition to Budget Smartphone

Samsung may be looking beyond iris recognition for its next flagship device, but it appears that the technology could soon get a bigger role in the company’s budget smartphones. Files pertaining to the firmware of this year’s Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus include an intriguing hint that the mobile device will use iris recognition for…

Fingerprint Cards to Release Q2 Update on July 19

Fingerprint Cards to Release Q2 Update on July 19

Fingerprint Cards has set a date for its Q2 update, which will arrive on July 19th. The company will issue its Q2 report at 7:00am CET, followed by a webcast and telephone conference at 9:00am CET. In announcing its plans for the Q2 update, FPC offered no hints about what it would entail, but it’s…

Samsung Drops Payments Platform from Budget Phones

Samsung Drops Payments Platform from Budget Phones

Samsung is no longer including its mobile payments platform in budget-friendly devices. Whereas budget devices like the Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 launched with Samsung Pay last year, in 2018 only three of 10 Samsung smartphones featured the payments app – the new Galaxy S9 devices, and the A8. According to new reports, the strategy…

New Backbase Partnership Could Further Boost Jumio in Financial Sector

New Backbase Partnership Could Further Boost Jumio in Financial Sector

“The companies already share some common customers including HSBC and Metro Bank, but the partnership could help to further expand Jumio’s client roster.” A new distribution partner could give a further boost to Jumio‘s ongoing ascent. The company has teamed up with Backbase, a financial digitization consultancy that offers a range of FinTech solutions to…

Jumio Reports Its Best Sales Quarter Yet

Jumio Reports Its Best Sales Quarter Yet

“The company attributes its Q2 success primarily to the APAC market, which it has targeted through a new Singapore office established this past March.” Jumio continues to be one of the great success stories of the authentication industry with the news that it has just finished its best sales quarter yet: Q2 saw a year…

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