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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…

Confirmed: Next Samsung Tablet to Feature Iris, Facial Recognition

Confirmed: Next Samsung Tablet to Feature Iris, Facial Recognition

“…an instructional video on Intelligent Scan has been included in the official Galaxy Tab S4 firmware files – all but confirming that the tablet will use Intelligent Scan for user authentication.” It looks like Samsung’s next flagship tablet will indeed use iris recognition for user authentication. Speculation about the feature was prompted a few weeks…

Samsung to Unveil Smart Speaker Next Month: Report

Samsung to Unveil Smart Speaker Next Month: Report

Samsung may unveil its smart speaker as early as next month, suggests a new report in the Wall Street Journal. Samsung first hinted that it had an Amazon Echo rival in development last summer, with its mobile head, DJ Koh, coyly stating, “Maybe soon we will announce it.” The company still hasn’t, but insiders are…

Samsung Bringing Iris Recognition to Budget Smartphone

Samsung Bringing Iris Recognition to Budget Smartphone

Samsung may be looking beyond iris recognition for its next flagship device, but it appears that the technology could soon get a bigger role in the company’s budget smartphones. Files pertaining to the firmware of this year’s Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus include an intriguing hint that the mobile device will use iris recognition for…

BRIEF: Mobile Biometrics at a Turning Point

BRIEF: Mobile Biometrics at a Turning Point

Just a few years ago, biometric authentication was something of a novelty for consumers. Now, it’s in more consumer tech products than ever, and its upwards trajectory remains solidly in place – particularly in the mobile sector. Nevertheless, mobile biometrics tech is also at a turning point, with conventional fingerprint scanning starting to look just…

Samsung Drops Payments Platform from Budget Phones

Samsung Drops Payments Platform from Budget Phones

Samsung is no longer including its mobile payments platform in budget-friendly devices. Whereas budget devices like the Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 launched with Samsung Pay last year, in 2018 only three of 10 Samsung smartphones featured the payments app – the new Galaxy S9 devices, and the A8. According to new reports, the strategy…

Galaxy S10 Leaks Suggest Samsung Has Heard Fingerprint Feedback

Galaxy S10 Leaks Suggest Samsung Has Heard Fingerprint Feedback

Samsung has finally learned from the negative feedback it received over the rear-mounted fingerprint sensors of its most recent flagship smartphones: According to new leaks, two versions of next year’s Galaxy S10 smartphone line will feature in-display fingerprint sensor technology, while a budget option will place the fingerprint sensor on the side. The in-display options…

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