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40 CEOs Sign GSMA’s New Digital Declaration

40 CEOs Sign GSMA’s New Digital Declaration

The GSMA unveiled a Digital Declaration at last week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, announcing that 40 CEOs have already signed the new initiative. The Declaration was designed as a set of principles to encourage ethical behavior in a rapidly shifting digital landscape.    “A new form of responsible leadership is needed to successfully navigate…

The Future of the Samsung Smartphone Unfolds, Literally

The Future of the Samsung Smartphone Unfolds, Literally

“Still there’s still no word on whether the folding phone is expected to support iris or fingerprint biometrics, as is common on the flagship Galaxy S-series devices.” On the heels of new leaks all but confirming an in-display fingerprint sensor for the Galaxy S10, there’s more excitement brewing around a new potential entry to Samsung’s…

BRIEF: Why In-Display Biometrics Tech Will Keep its Momentum in 2019

BRIEF: Why In-Display Biometrics Tech Will Keep its Momentum in 2019

After a lengthy parade of rumor and speculation, in-display fingerprint sensor technology finally arrived in commercial smartphones last year. It came in the wake of Apple’s launch of its Face ID facial recognition system on the iPhone X, which first marked Apple’s definitive departure away from fingerprint scanning and prompted many mobile industry observers to…

Overwhelming Evidence Points to In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for Two Galaxy S10 Models

Overwhelming Evidence Points to In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for Two Galaxy S10 Models

The Samsung Galaxy S10’s in-display fingerprint sensor is all but confirmed, thanks to newly-leaked images and discoveries in new Samsung Pay code. The latter come by way of XDA-Developers, which reports that code in the latest version of the Samsung Pay app contains “two very explicit references” to an in-display fingerprint sensor on at least…

Galaxy S10 Announcement Hints at In-Display Biometrics Tech

Galaxy S10 Announcement Hints at In-Display Biometrics Tech

Another year, another coy invitation from Samsung to its upcoming ‘Unpacked’ event, where the company will unveil its next flagship smartphone. The company’s latest invitation is even more tight-lipped about what’s in store than last year’s. At that time, Samsung’s Unpacked invitation made it pretty clear that the focus for its Galaxy S9 smartphone would…

Samsung Patents Show In-Display Sensor Tech for Smartphone, Smartwatch

Samsung Patents Show In-Display Sensor Tech for Smartphone, Smartwatch

Newly published Samsung patents are further illustrating the company’s interest in in-display fingerprint sensor technology for its mobile devices and even wearables. As Patently Apple reports, the patent depicts a smartwatch featuring an in-display fingerprint sensor or even an in-display iris sensor; and it depicts a smartphone featuring an in-display fingerprint sensor within a larger…

Bixby to Start Trading Stocks in 2019

Bixby to Start Trading Stocks in 2019

Samsung’s Bixby virtual assistant will soon be able to buy and sell stocks via voice command. The functionality is currently being developed by DeepSearch, a Korea-based data analytics service whose platform is designed to deliver important information about publicly traded companies to end users. Accordingly, as the Korea Herald reports, the new Bixby capability will…

Competition Commission Raids Swiss Banks Over Alleged Collusion Against Apple Pay, Samsung Pay

Competition Commission Raids Swiss Banks Over Alleged Collusion Against Apple Pay, Samsung Pay

Switzerland’s Competition Commission, WEKO (for “Wettbewerbskommission”), has raided the offices of Credit Suisse, UBS, TWINT, and other domestic financial services providers in a probe concerning unfair business practices toward mobile payments platforms including Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. WEKO says it is investigating the possibility that these organizations have organized a boycott of the mobile…

Samsung Developer Conference Announcements Show Focus on AI, IoT

Samsung Developer Conference Announcements Show Focus on AI, IoT

Samsung’s big new announcements at this week’s Samsung Developer Conference show that the company is still focused on building up its Bixby artificial intelligence platform and its presence in the Smart Home and Internet of Things. One of the major announcements is Samsung’s Bixby Developer Studio, a collection of tools for developers to help them…

Samsung Rushing New In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Phones to Market: Report

Samsung Rushing New In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Phones to Market: Report

Samsung is feeling the heat from rival smartphone makers that have pioneered in-display fingerprint scanning this year, and is fast-tracking a new pair of devices to stay competitive in the China market, suggests a new report from SamMobile. Citing a “China-based leakster”, the report says that Samsung’s new devices, called the Galaxy P30 and the…

Samsung Mobile Head Promises Big Changes for Galaxy S10

Samsung Mobile Head Promises Big Changes for Galaxy S10

In the shadow of last week’s big iPhone announcements, Samsung is trying to churn up the anticipation for its next Samsung Galaxy smartphone, with the company’s mobile head, DJ Koh, asserting that the forthcoming Galaxy S10 will feature “very significant” design changes. The comments were made at a Chinese media event last week, though Koh…

Supplier Says Samsung’s S10 Will Feature In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

Supplier Says Samsung’s S10 Will Feature In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

Samsung is planning to incorporate in-display fingerprint sensor technology from Qualcomm into its next flagship smartphone, the hotly anticipated Galaxy S10, according to a new report. The news reportedly comes directly from a supplier, Taiwan-based General Interface Solutions. According to Korea’s ETNews, GIS is working with Qualcomm to adapt the latter’s ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor…

Samsung Brings Mid-Tier Smartphone Stateside

Samsung Brings Mid-Tier Smartphone Stateside

Samsung has brought its mid-tier Galaxy A6 smartphone to the US market. The device was first announced in May. In promoting it, Samsung has emphasized the A6’s 16MP front and rear cameras, with the latter featuring an F1.7 aperture. The company has also highlighted the A6’s large screen, which extends across almost the entire front…

Qualcomm Chip Supports Samsung Galaxy Note9’s AI, High-Speed Connectivity

Qualcomm Chip Supports Samsung Galaxy Note9’s AI, High-Speed Connectivity

With Samsung’s next flagship smartphone due to hit the market in less than two weeks, Qualcomm has revealed that it once again has a hand in Samsung’s underlying technology: The Samsung Galaxy Note9 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. In announcing the integration, Qualcomm highlighted its chipset’s connectivity and artificial intelligence capabilities. The Snapdragon 845…

Samsung Maintains Biometric Focus in Galaxy Note9 with Princeton Identity Tech

Samsung Maintains Biometric Focus in Galaxy Note9 with Princeton Identity Tech

Samsung has officially unveiled its newest Note smartphone, and it once again features sophisticated biometric security provided by Princeton Identity technology. That means the Galaxy Note9 maintains Samsung’s flagship authentication mechanism, iris recognition. Operating in tandem with facial recognition, the system allows for contactless authentication – as with Apple’s iPhone X, a user can unlock…

Chase, Samsung Pay Join Forces

Chase, Samsung Pay Join Forces

“…Samsung Pay’s MST technology will allow them to use their Chase Pay accounts to make purchases at virtually any point of sale using their phones, even those that would seem to only support swipe-based payments.” Samsung and Chase Bank have teamed up to integrate the latter’s mobile payments platform into the former’s. That means consumers…

Samsung Brings Iris Scanning to Tablet Line

Samsung Brings Iris Scanning to Tablet Line

Samsung has brought its iris recognition technology to the tablet. The company has officially launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, and it looks like the device relies primarily on iris scanning for user authentication. It doesn’t even feature a fingerprint sensor. Curiously, in its announcement of the device, Samsung scarcely mentioned its iris scanner. Nor…

Samsung ‘Teaser’ Ads Point to Note 9 Highlights

Samsung ‘Teaser’ Ads Point to Note 9 Highlights

“The suggestion, of course, is that the new device will sport a better battery life, more storage, and a faster processor.” Samsung is gesturing toward the highlights of its next flagship smartphone in newly released teaser videos aimed at building anticipation for its big media event scheduled for August 9th. As always, the company is…

Is Samsung Ready For In-Display Biometrics on the Galaxy Note 9?

Is Samsung Ready For In-Display Biometrics on the Galaxy Note 9?

Leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 suggest that Samsung may not quite be ready to dive into in-display fingerprint scanning. The leaked images show versions of the smartphone in purple and blue, and generally match up with other recent leaks. They depict a smartphone with a full-sized, curved display, and a glass back…

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