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Wearables Market Shipments up 94.6% in Q3 of 2019

Wearables Market Shipments up 94.6% in Q3 of 2019

According to new data from the International Data Corporation (IDC), the shipment of wearable devices worldwide rose in the third quarter of 2019 to 84.5 million units, an increase of 94.6% from Q3 in 2018. Most of the growth in the market was driven by the increased demand for new hearables products, which accounted for…

FIDO Wraps Up Successful Hackathon in South Korea

FIDO Wraps Up Successful Hackathon in South Korea

The FIDO Alliance has wrapped up its Hackathon in Korea. Carried out by the Alliance’s Korea Working Group, the Hackathon was first announced back in July, leading up to final evaluations at the Samsung Seoul R&D Campus on September 6. The process concluded with an awards ceremony at the FIDO Seoul Seminar later that month.…

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.…

Biometric Tech in the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Biometric Tech in the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories is a biometrics-heavy one, particularly when it comes to smart card technology. That’s fitting, because it’s Biometric Smart Cards month at Mobile ID World, and each week we’re delivering in-depth features on this exciting technology. This week’s special report, “The Payment Cards Puzzle is Solved”, offers…

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…

Galaxy A50 Receives Another Software Update for Fingerprint Sensor

Galaxy A50 Receives Another Software Update for Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung has released another software update for its mid-range Galaxy A50 smartphone. The update is intended to improve the performance of the phone’s optical in-display fingerprint sensor, with Samsung advising users to delete and re-register their fingerprint information after completing the update. The update is only available to Galaxy A50 owners in Europe. However, this…

Samsung Enables Face Unlock on Galaxy S10 5G

Samsung Enables Face Unlock on Galaxy S10 5G

Samsung has enabled a 3D face unlock feature on the Galaxy S10 5G by way of a software update that became available in Korea recently. By updating their phone to Samsung’s latest version of its One UI 2.0 beta OS, owners of the S10 5G variant of Samsung’s flagship line of smartphones can now take…

New Samsung Laptops Feature Biometrics Powered by Windows Hello

New Samsung Laptops Feature Biometrics Powered by Windows Hello

Samsung has announced two new laptops — The Galaxy Book Flex and the Galaxy Book Ion — at the Samsung Developer Conference 2019 in San Jose, California, that feature Windows Hello, the biometric security platform built into Windows 10. Though they share some specs, the laptops do also have their own unique qualities as well.…

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…

Samsung Eyes 5G Future with New Exynos Processor and Modem

Samsung Eyes 5G Future with New Exynos Processor and Modem

Samsung is laying the groundwork for 5G networks with a new processor and a new 5G modem. Respectively dubbed the Exynos 990 and Exynos Modem 5123, the new products are both built with 7-nanometer extreme ultra-violet (EUV) technology and will enter mass production before the end of the year. The Exynos 990 and Modem 5123…

Xiaomi Files Patent for In-Display Camera

Xiaomi Files Patent for In-Display Camera

Smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has filed a patent with the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) office on September 30th that depicts their own take on camera sensors that would live underneath a smartphone’s display. The move toward finding ways to place sensors beneath the display of a smartphone has been somewhat of a trend this…

Samsung Advises Users to Stop Using Screen Covers Until Fingerprint Software is Updated

Samsung Advises Users to Stop Using Screen Covers Until Fingerprint Software is Updated

Samsung has issued an official statement addressing the recently discovered security flaw of its Galaxy S10 and Note10 fingerprint scanning systems, advising users of these devices (and their counterparts, the Note10+, S10+, and S10 5G) to avoid the use of protective cases until Samsung has issued a software security patch. The software update could arrive…

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…

Galaxy S10 Software Update will Address Fingerprint Security Issue

Galaxy S10 Software Update will Address Fingerprint Security Issue

Samsung is still struggling with the in-display fingerprint sensor on its Galaxy S10 smartphone. The company has announced that it will be rolling out a software patch to address the latest issue, which allows unregistered users to unlock the phone just as easily as the owner. The bug was first reported by a British user…

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…

Samsung Patent May Hint at 3D Face Unlock for Galaxy S11

Samsung Patent May Hint at 3D Face Unlock for Galaxy S11

A new patent filed by Samsung shows a smartphone with three front-facing sensors in a hole-punch display. Assuming that at least two of the sensors are cameras, this raises some interesting speculation as to what purpose the third sensor on the front could mean for Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S line of smartphones. Launched earlier this…

Samsung Enhances Transit Card Functionality of Mobile Payments Platform

Samsung Enhances Transit Card Functionality of Mobile Payments Platform

“The new Tap&Pay system doesn’t even require users to ‘wake up’ their smartphone screen; essentially the phone – so long as it’s running on Android P or later – becomes its own kind of contactless transit card.” Samsung has made its mobile payments platform easier to use on public transit in two major American cities,…

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…

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