mobile devices

Samsung’s New Galaxy XCover Pro Smartphone is Ready for Business

Samsung’s New Galaxy XCover Pro Smartphone is Ready for Business

Samsung has released a new rugged smartphone designed for the company’s enterprise customers. The Galaxy XCover Pro features a long-lasting (and replaceable) 4,050mAh battery to deliver reliable performance for long days in the field. It is also MIL-STD 810G certified and IP68 water and dust resistant, allowing it to withstand rain and other adverse conditions. …

Goodix Places In-Display Fingerprint Sensor in Vivo 5G Phone

Goodix Places In-Display Fingerprint Sensor in Vivo 5G Phone

Goodix has placed its optical In-Display Fingerprint Sensor in another 5G-enabled smartphone. This time, the component manufacturer has officially announced that the sensor will appear in Vivo’s X30 5G series. The news comes shortly after Goodix revealed that its optical fingerprint sensor would appear in the McLaren Edition of the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G, which…

Japanese Telecom KDDI Opts for IDEMIA’s eSIM Management Solution

Japanese Telecom KDDI Opts for IDEMIA’s eSIM Management Solution

KDDI, a major Japanese telecom, has opted to use IDEMIA’s Smart Connect Platform to support the eSIM management services it provides to enterprise customers. The ultimate aim is to let employees of organizations go online at any time while out in the field without the need to find Wi-Fi or to deal with physical SIM…

Samsung Updates User Interface on Older Galaxy Watches

Samsung Updates User Interface on Older Galaxy Watches

Samsung is rolling out a major software update for the Galaxy Watch and the Galaxy Watch Active. The update specifically concerns the user interface, and will allow owners of older Galaxy Watch models to enjoy a slew of features that are currently only available on the newer Galaxy Watch Active2, which debuted earlier this year.…

Apple Patent Could Bring Face ID to Apple Watch

Apple Patent Could Bring Face ID to Apple Watch

Apple has officially received a patent for technology that could help to bring Face ID to the Apple Watch. The patent application was first published back in Spring of 2018, but is now one of 52 new Apple patents that has been granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. According to the patent, the…

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…

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