mobile devices

New Qualcomm Accelerator Provides Small Businesses with Remote Working Tools

New Qualcomm Accelerator Provides Small Businesses with Remote Working Tools

Qualcomm Technologies has launched a new accelerator program to help small businesses adapt to a mobile work environment. Aptly dubbed the Small Business Accelerator Program, the initiative will provide members with Qualcomm-backed products to help with their digital transformation, as well as technical support to make sure that technology gets used properly. The company plans…

Apple Details Programming Schedule for WWDC20

Apple Details Programming Schedule for WWDC20

Apple has shared the programming schedule for the 2020 edition of its Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC). The 31st iteration of the event will be entirely digital due to COVID-19, and is scheduled to run from June 22-26. The Special Keynote and the Platforms State of the Union presentation will both take place on June 22.…

This Week’s Top Stories Are All About Smartphones and Payment Cards

This Week’s Top Stories Are All About Smartphones and Payment Cards

It’s all smartphones and payment cards in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular stories. On the cards front, this week brought the latest sign of the gradual emergence of biometric payment cards. Zwipe announced that its Hong Kong-based partner, Toppan Forms Card Technologies has placed an order in anticipation of small-scale manufacturing…

New iPhone 13 Rumors Hint at Possible USB-C Connector

New iPhone 13 Rumors Hint at Possible USB-C Connector

The Japanese site Mac Otakara has shared a mockup of what is ostensibly supposed to be the iPhone 13. The design is based on leaked schematics obtained through sources at Alibaba. If the designs do eventually prove to be accurate, the iPhone 13 will be a 5.5″ device with ultra-thin bezels and no notch. It…

Xiaomi Brings New Redmi Note 9 and Note 9 Pro Smartphones to the UK

Xiaomi Brings New Redmi Note 9 and Note 9 Pro Smartphones to the UK

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro will officially be arriving in the UK later this month. The former will be available at £179 and £199 price points through Amazon and mi.com, while the latter will sell for £249 and £269 through the same outlets. Digging into the details, both smartphones boast a…

Google Enables YubiKey Support on iOS Devices

Google Enables YubiKey Support on iOS Devices

“It’s the latest indication of Google’s enthusiasm for 2FA security…” iPhone and iPad users can now secure their Google apps with Yubico’s Two-Factor Authentication solutions. The functionality arrives with Google’s support for the WebAuthn authentication protocol on iOS, Apple’s mobile operating platform. This means that users of Apple’s mobile devices can now enable their Google…

NXP Releases New MIFARE DESFire to Support Smart City Applications

NXP Releases New MIFARE DESFire to Support Smart City Applications

NXP has upgraded its offerings with the release of the MIFARE DESFire EV3 IC. The EV3 is the third iteration of the contactless MIFARE DESFire product, and introduces a slew of performance improvements to support a number of different smart city applications. To that end, the EV3 has a greater scanning range than its predecessors. It offers…

Samsung’s Answer to Apple’s Credit Card: A Mastercard Debit Card

Samsung’s Answer to Apple’s Credit Card: A Mastercard Debit Card

Soon after first announcing its planned debit card solution with SoFi, Samsung has revealed further details about the project, including the involvement of Mastercard. Officially dubbed “Samsung Money by SoFi”, the project is described in a new statement as a “mobile-first money management experience”. It comprises a Mastercard debit card and a cash management account…

TCL Announces May Launch Date for TCL 10 Series

TCL Announces May Launch Date for TCL 10 Series

The TCL 10 Series is officially on its way to the United States. The new smartphones were announced back in April, and are the first phones to appear under the TCL Mobile brand. The 10 Series includes the TCL 10 Pro and TCL 10L, both of which will be available through Amazon as of May…

Zebra Predicts Mobile Transformation in Public Safety Sector

Zebra Predicts Mobile Transformation in Public Safety Sector

Zebra Technologies has released a new report that suggests that public safety organizations are hoping to accelerate their technological transformation. The company’s report on the Future of Field Operations found that public safety organizations are particularly interested in mobile technology, with 86 percent of those organizations prioritizing field workers (and their mobile devices) when designing workflows.…

New Rumors Suggest 5G iPhone Could Support In-Display Touch ID

New Rumors Suggest 5G iPhone Could Support In-Display Touch ID

Another outlet is predicting that Apple could introduce in-display Touch ID as early as this year. The latest rumors come courtesy of Economic Daily News (EDN), and specifically concern Apple’s anticipated 5G iPhone. According to EDN, at least one of Apple’s high-end 5G iPhones could offer in-display fingerprint authentication, which would be delivered through a…

Report: Apple to Delay Mass Production of iPhone 12 Due to COVID-19

Report: Apple to Delay Mass Production of iPhone 12 Due to COVID-19

A new rumor suggests that iPhone 12 handsets could be in short supply when the new phone debuts later this year. COVID-19 has disrupted Apple’s usual supply chain and manufacturing operations, so the tech giant is reportedly planning to delay the mass production of its next handheld device. However, it is worth noting that that…

Samsung’s A71 5G Features a Goodix Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung’s A71 5G Features a Goodix Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung has found a new supplier for the in-display fingerprint sensor in the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G. The new device features the optical in-display fingerprint sensor from Goodix, making the A71 the first commercial deployment of the Goodix sensor in a Samsung smartphone.     The A71 5G was designed to be a budget-friendly device that would…

Samsung Unveils A51 and A71 5G Phones

Samsung Unveils A51 and A71 5G Phones

Samsung has expanded its Galaxy A line of smartphones with two new 5G products. The Galaxy A51 5G and the Galaxy A71 5G offer in-display fingerprint recognition and rely on the Samsung Knox platform for device security. The specs for the two phones are nearly identical. They both boast 128GB of internal storage, a 4,500mAh…

TCL Highlights In-display Biometrics and 5G in New Line of Smartphones

TCL Highlights In-display Biometrics and 5G in New Line of Smartphones

TCL Communication has unveiled its first TCL-branded line of smartphones. The affordable Android devices are being released as part of the TCL 10 Series, which includes the TCL 10 5G, the TCL 10 Pro, and the TCL 10L. All three phones will debut at a price point lower than $500. “Expanding the TCL brand into…

ABI Predicts COVID-19 Will Slow Smartphone Production and 5G Adoption Rates

ABI Predicts COVID-19 Will Slow Smartphone Production and 5G Adoption Rates

ABI Research is predicting that global smartphone production could drop as much as 30 percent in the first half of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The downturn largely reflects the considerable disruption to production lines and supply chains in China, which was the first country to be hit by the coronavirus. China also…

ZTE Highlights Video Capabilities of New Axon 11 5G Smartphone

ZTE Highlights Video Capabilities of New Axon 11 5G Smartphone

ZTE Corporation has unveiled a new 5G smartphone that was built with an eye towards video production. To that end, the ZTE Axon 11 5G is able to record 4K videos at 60fps, and comes with an AI quad shooting setup that combines a 64MP main camera with a 120-degree 8MP wide angle camera, a 2MP macro camera,…

Mastercard and Samsung Boost Digital Inclusion with Pay on Demand Platform

Mastercard and Samsung Boost Digital Inclusion with Pay on Demand Platform

Mastercard has formed a global partnership with Samsung that will make the Pay on Demand platform more readily accessible to consumers and small businesses in emerging markets. The Pay on Demand platform allows consumers to gain access to devices on a pay-as-you-go basis, and is part of a broader effort to raise digital inclusion around…

HONOR Unveils New Smartphones, Laptops, and IoT Devices

HONOR Unveils New Smartphones, Laptops, and IoT Devices

HONOR has updated its product lineup with a slew of new IoT devices. The new offerings include smartphones, laptops, and wearables. The highlights are the new HONOR 9X Pro and View 30 Pro smartphones. The former is built with the Kirin 810 AI Chipset and comes equipped with a 48MP Triple Camera and a 6.59″…

Pages