mobile devices

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…

Partnerships Aplenty in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Partnerships Aplenty in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

This week’s top stories on Mobile ID World are all about partnerships. The first is a bit of an unwitting one. In addition to launch a slate of new devices, Apple announced this month that it had upgraded its iOS mobile operating system to support both read and write NFC communications, opening the door for…

Vivo Emphasizes Gaming and Selfies with New V17 Pro

Vivo Emphasizes Gaming and Selfies with New V17 Pro

Vivo has lifted the curtain on its new V17 Pro smartphone, which will debut in India before making its way to other global markets. The phone’s most noteworthy new feature is the 32MP Dual Elevating Front Camera, which is being paired with an 8MP Wide-Angle Front Camera that will make it easier to take difficult…

New 5G Huawei Smartphone to Combine In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, Facial Recognition

New 5G Huawei Smartphone to Combine In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, Facial Recognition

Huawei has unveiled its next set of flagship smartphones, and it’s going to feature in-display fingerprint sensor technology from Goodix. The Huawei Mate 30 is the standard model in Huawei’s new lineup, priced at roughly $880, while the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, priced at about $1,300 (Huawei hasn’t officially announced US pricing yet) features more…

Vivo Unveils NEX 3 Line of 5G Smartphones

Vivo Unveils NEX 3 Line of 5G Smartphones

Vivo is releasing a new line of smartphones designed specifically for the burgeoning 5G ecosystem. The NEX 3 Series will be available in 4G and 5G versions, and is expected to hit shelves in the APAC region and elsewhere in the next few months. The new series features a slew of impressive features, including a…

Apple’s NFC Update Enables YubiKey Authentication

Apple’s NFC Update Enables YubiKey Authentication

“… YubiKey 5 NFC and Security Key NFC solutions can now be used with iPhone models 7 or later running on iOS 13.” Yubico’s NFC-enabled security keys can now be used for contactless authentication with newer iPhones. The change was announced alongside Apple’s big product launches last week, with the company opening up somewhat from…

Google Follows Apple’s Lead in Pixel 4’s Biometric Tech

Google Follows Apple’s Lead in Pixel 4’s Biometric Tech

“An unusually large amount of information has been leaked about the Google Pixel 4, reportedly because a retailer in Hanoi has been selling nearly-finished samples of the device.” Google is expected to launch its latest flagship smartphone in a matter of weeks, and it looks like the company is going to follow Apple’s lead in…

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…

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