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Patent Filing Shows Apple Engineers Exploring New Biometric Authentication Options

Patent Filing Shows Apple Engineers Exploring New Biometric Authentication Options

Having pioneered smartphone fingerprint scanning and facial recognition, Apple may turn next to palm reading as an additional biometric modality, suggests a patent filed by the company earlier this year. As AppleInsider reports, the patent was filed in January, and details how sensors under the display of an iPhone or iPad could be used to…

Face ID is Back and Better Than Ever in the New iPhone 11

Face ID is Back and Better Than Ever in the New iPhone 11

“Apple says Face ID is now 30 percent faster with an improved performance at a range of distances.” The prognosticators were right: Apple’s newest iPhones feature an enhanced version of Face ID, with Touch ID yet to make its return (if it ever comes back). The biometric enhancements are relatively modest. Apple says Face ID…

Samsung Touts Foldable Phone Apps (Even if Device Itself is MIA)

Samsung Touts Foldable Phone Apps (Even if Device Itself is MIA)

Seeking to steal a bit of Apple’s thunder as the company unveils its latest products this week, Samsung has announced new app experiences for its foldable smartphone. The device was officially unveiled earlier this year. Dubbed the Galaxy Fold, it’s pretty much what it sounds like – a large smartphone that can be folded in…

FPC Confirms First Samsung Smartphone Integration

FPC Confirms First Samsung Smartphone Integration

“…FPC has now confirmed that its FPC1511 sensor model is being used in the A10s, and that it ‘has already received purchase orders amounting to in excess of ten million sensors.’” Samsung’s new Galaxy A10s smartphone is indeed using a fingerprint sensor from Fingerprint Cards, the Sweden-based fingerprint biometrics specialist has confirmed. The news comes…

Bloomberg Piles On Evidence of In-Display Touch ID for Future iPhones

Bloomberg Piles On Evidence of In-Display Touch ID for Future iPhones

“…Bloomberg reports that Apple is actually planning to deliver in-display Touch ID to the iPhone next year, with the technology currently being tested by its overseas suppliers.” A new report from Bloomberg is offering further evidence that Apple is indeed working on an in-display version of its Touch ID fingerprint scanning system. Touch ID helped…

In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Highlighted Ahead of Vivo Z1x Launch

In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Highlighted Ahead of Vivo Z1x Launch

Vivo is sticking with in-display fingerprint scanning for its next big smartphone, the Vivo Z1x. A follow-up to the Vivo Z1Pro announced earlier this summer, the Z1x is slated to launch in India on September 6th. And in a teaser video posted on Twitter, Vivo is highlighting the device’s use of an in-display fingerprint scanner…

Huawei Considering Switch from Android to Russia’s Aurora OS on Mobile Devices

Huawei Considering Switch from Android to Russia’s Aurora OS on Mobile Devices

A bombshell Reuters report suggests that Huawei is in negotiations to replace Android with a Russian operating system on at least some of its mobile devices. The Aurora OS is owned by Russia’s Rostelecom, a state telecommunications operator tasked with ordering devices for the country’s upcoming 2020 census. According to the report, Huawei will first…

ZTE is Latest to Support In-Display Fingerprint Scanning, Facial Recognition in New Device

ZTE is Latest to Support In-Display Fingerprint Scanning, Facial Recognition in New Device

ZTE has become the latest smartphone maker to implement both in-display fingerprint scanning and facial recognition into a new flagship device. The biometric capabilities are among the specs of the new Axon 10 Pro smartphone, which is billed as being the first smartphone to incorporate an AMOLED touchscreen into a curved display. Other notable features…

New iPhones to Feature Enhanced Face ID System: Report

New iPhones to Feature Enhanced Face ID System: Report

This year’s new iPhones will feature an enhanced Face ID system that can scan users’ faces even if the phone is laying flat on a table, according to a Bloomberg report. Citing unnamed “people familiar with the situation,” the report lists a number of features of the anticipated iPhone devices as well as other offerings…

Evidence Suggests New Apple Watch Devices to Launch Soon

Evidence Suggests New Apple Watch Devices to Launch Soon

There is growing evidence that Apple will launch new versions of its Apple Watch smartwatches alongside its new iPhones this year. One of the most solid pieces of evidence comes from filings with the Eurasian Economic Commission, or EEC – a necessary step before launching new products in the Eurasian region that has previously foreshadowed…

Nokia Focuses on Face Recognition for Latest Smartphone

Nokia Focuses on Face Recognition for Latest Smartphone

“…the new Nokia 3 V puts the emphasis (so far as authentication and device unlocking goes) on facial recognition.” Finland-based HMD Global has released its latest Nokia smartphone: the Nokia 3V, which features biometric authentication. Building on the Nokia 2 V launched near the start of this year, the new Nokia 3 V puts the…

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…

Apple Outlines Expansive Deployments of Mobile Student ID Tech

Apple Outlines Expansive Deployments of Mobile Student ID Tech

In the wake of HID Global’s announcement that its technology would help students at South Carolina’s Clemson University to use virtual student ID cards on their iPhones and Apple Watches, Apple has revealed that it’s working to bring this functionality to many more colleges and universities this autumn. Not only Clemson University, but also Georgetown…

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.…

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…

IDEMIA Solidifies IoT Position with Expanded Deutsche Telekom Partnership

IDEMIA Solidifies IoT Position with Expanded Deutsche Telekom Partnership

“…IDEMIA’s Smart Connect Entitlement solution is a cloud-based solution designed to help mobile operators to quickly and cost-effectively perform authentication for device subscriptions, entitlement authorization, notifications, VoWiFi and VoLTE management, and more.” IDEMIA has firmed up its leading position in the emerging Internet of Things market through an expansion of its partnership with Deutsche Telekom.…

New Pixel 4 XL Renders Hint at In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

“The Pixel 4 XL, as depicted in the new renders, has an almost full-size screen, with a small bezel on the bottom of the device’s front face, and a somewhat thicker top bezel that appears to house dual cameras and two other sensors.” New renders of the Google’s next big Pixel smartphone are further making…

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