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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…

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…

Samsung Releases Rugged Galaxy XCover FieldPro Smartphone

Samsung Releases Rugged Galaxy XCover FieldPro Smartphone

Samsung has released a rugged version of its flagship Galaxy smartphone. Dubbed the Galaxy XCover FieldPro, the new phone offers Push-to-Talk functionality that will make it easier for law enforcement officers and other professionals to stay in touch while in the field. Depending on the demands of the job, the phone can be configured to…

Face Unlock Now Enabled for Google Pay Confirmation

Face Unlock Now Enabled for Google Pay Confirmation

Google has now enabled facial recognition as a means of authentication on its Google Pay mobile payments platform. The move is the result of Google’s recent launch of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones. Whereas previous devices in Google’s Pixel line used fingerprint recognition as the primary means of biometric authentication, with the…

LastPass Will Support Facial Recognition on the Pixel 4

LastPass Will Support Facial Recognition on the Pixel 4

LastPass has confirmed that it will be supporting face-based unlocks on Google’s Pixel 4 smartphone. The beta for the Android version of the app is currently available through the Google Play Store, and already features a new icon for the new biometric modality. LastPass has historically relied on fingerprint recognition, but the latest iteration of…

Smartphone Tech Giants Dominate This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Smartphone Tech Giants Dominate This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It has been a smartphone-heavy week on Mobile ID World. Three of this week’s top stories are concerned with smartphone tech, and these all involve some of the most prominent brands in the industry. Samsung, for example, found its way into the news with a new patent describing a front-facing triple sensor system for a…

Google’s Next Earbuds Will Monitor Jaw Vibration to Detect Speech

Google’s Next Earbuds Will Monitor Jaw Vibration to Detect Speech

“With the new Pixel Buds, users will be able to access the AI-driven Google Assistant just by saying “Hey Google”, even if the earbuds aren’t connected to a smartphone that’s on.” Google has revealed that it’s working on a new and much improved version of its Pixel Buds earbuds. Unveiled at today’s big hardware event,…

FinTech, Apple IP, Smart Cars and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

FinTech, Apple IP, Smart Cars and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

It’s been another varied week in Mobile ID World’s coverage of the latest innovations in mobile tech, payments, the Internet of Things, and more. And the latest roundup of the week’s most popular articles reflects that variety. If there’s any kind of trend in this latest batch, it may be FinTech, with two of this…

Another Apple Patent Points to In-Display Touch ID

Another Apple Patent Points to In-Display Touch ID

The US Patent and Trademark Office has published an Apple patent application for an optical imaging array that would allow for in-display fingerprint recognition. The array would be placed under the screen of a device like the iPhone or the iPad, and “oriented to receive light transmitted through the display in a direction generally opposite…

New OPPO Phones Feature In-display Tech from Goodix

New OPPO Phones Feature In-display Tech from Goodix

OPPO has launched two new smartphones this week, and Goodix‘s optical in-display fingerprint sensor technology is being used in both of them. Both devices have launched in China. One, the Reno Ace, delivers super-fast charging at a moderate price point of about $420: the device features a 4,000 mAh battery and 65W high-speed charging, meaning…

Samsung Offers Half-response to Apple Pay Cash

Samsung Offers Half-response to Apple Pay Cash

Samsung is once again following Apple’s lead in their ongoing digital money rivalry, announcing a new digital wallet system called Samsung Pay Cash. It’s essentially a means of letting users of Samsung Pay, Samsung’s mobile payments system, carry a balance on their Samsung smartphones. A user can load money onto Samsung Pay Cash, and then…

Apple Patent Suggests Biometric Sensors May Be Used in Future Earbuds

Apple Patent Suggests Biometric Sensors May Be Used in Future Earbuds

Apple recently filed a new patent that could lead to a future iteration of the popular AirPods earphones equipped with more than one biometric sensor. This could potentially add to Apple’s growing focus on biometrics for authentication, security, and health. Filed on October 3rd, 2019, with the US Patent and Trademark Office, and quite similar…

Biometric Cards, Smart Cars, Touch ID, and More in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Biometric Cards, Smart Cars, Touch ID, and More in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It was another rich and varied week in Mobile ID World’s coverage of the latest news in mobile security and connectivity, and the site’s five most popular articles reflect that. Biometric payment card news is always a good place to start. Zwipe announced at the end of September that it had received its first order…

US Mobile Carriers Unveil Password-Free ZenKey Authentication Platform

US Mobile Carriers Unveil Password-Free ZenKey Authentication Platform

The Mobile Authentication Taskforce is bringing a new authentication and transaction platform to mobile devices. Dubbed ZenKey, the platform allows for secure password-free logins that will make it easier and safer for service providers to connect with their customers. To that end, app developers and other providers will be able to integrate the ZenKey technology…

Phones and Cards Dominate This Week’s Top Stories

Phones and Cards Dominate This Week’s Top Stories

Smartphones and biometric cards dominate this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular articles. On the smartphone side of things, it will come as no surprise that readers proved interested in the biometric capabilities of Apple’s newest iPhone lineup. Apple has established itself as a real leader in the world of mobile biometrics, helping…

Latest Rumor Suggests Apple Will Ditch Camera Notch for 2020 iPhone

Latest Rumor Suggests Apple Will Ditch Camera Notch for 2020 iPhone

A new rumor suggests that Apple is preparing to ditch the front-facing camera notch that was first introduced with the iPhone X in 2017. The company would instead squeeze the TrueDepth Face ID sensors into the thin bezel at the top of the phone, which would create more real estate on the front of the…

GSMA Opens Submissions for 2020 GLOMO Awards

GSMA Opens Submissions for 2020 GLOMO Awards

The GSMA has formally announced the beginning of the 2020 GLOMO Awards season. Now in their 25th year, the Global Mobile Awards will be handed out at the 2020 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which will take place in February. All mobile companies are welcome to submit an entry for the awards, with the eventual…

Nubia Doubles the Screens and the Fingerprint Sensors on Latest Phone

Nubia Doubles the Screens and the Fingerprint Sensors on Latest Phone

“…there’s a side-mounted fingerprint sensor on each side of the device, so that no matter which way a user is holding it, they’re still able to perform biometric authentication intuitively.” ZTE-owned mobile brand Nubia has taken a different tack with its latest flagship smartphone: the Nubia Z20 features two screens and two fingerprint sensors. The…

Apple’s iPhone 11 Off to a Solid Start at Launch

Apple’s iPhone 11 Off to a Solid Start at Launch

Apple’s new iPhones hit store shelves on Friday, and early signs point to a successful launch. As with previous iPhone launches, the impending release of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max drew lineups of Apple fans starting on Thursday evening in major cities such as Berlin, London, Singapore, Sydney, and…

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