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Samsung Adds Trustonic Security to Mobile Devices

Samsung Adds Trustonic Security to Mobile Devices

Trustonic and Samsung have joined forces in an effort to strengthen the security of the latter’s various mobile offerings. Through the strategic partnership, the two companies will combine Trustonic’s single cloud platform and Trusted Execution Environment with Samsung’s Knox security platform, which is already embedded on Samsung devices. The goal is to protect the integrity…

Korean Galaxy Watch Active2 Users Get Access to Health Tracking App

Korean Galaxy Watch Active2 Users Get Access to Health Tracking App

“The system operates by sending out ‘pulse waves’ through the smartwatch’s wrist sensors, with Samsung Health Monitor analyzing the difference between the detection blood pressure change with respect to the baseline calibration.” Galaxy Watch Active2 users in South Korea now have access to the Samsung Health Monitor app, allowing them to track their blood pressure…

Samsung Patent Aims to Prevent Screen Burn for In-display Fingerprint Scanners

Samsung Patent Aims to Prevent Screen Burn for In-display Fingerprint Scanners

A new Samsung patent application is seeking to prevent screen burn in OLED displays. The system is geared towards OLED displays with in-display fingerprint sensors, and specifically those that use light to gather fingerprint information for authentication. To that end, the patent describes a system with two printed circuit boards. The first sits underneath the…

Samsung Releases Hand Washing App for Smart Watches

Samsung Releases Hand Washing App for Smart Watches

Samsung is trying to encourage better hygiene with a new Hand Wash application for its various wearable devices. The app is now available through the Galaxy Store, and is compatible with Gear S3, Gear Sports, Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active, and Galaxy Watch Active2 devices. The Hand Wash app is essentially a notification system that will…

Samsung Highlights Bixby Vision Accessibility Features

Samsung Highlights Bixby Vision Accessibility Features

Samsung is highlighting some of the accessibility features in its Bixby Vision platform to commemorate the ninth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Bixby Vision was designed specifically to help give people with visual impairments a better sense of their surroundings. To that end, Bixby Vision utilizes the camera in Samsung’s various Galaxy devices to provide…

Samsung Developing Debit Card for Mobile Payments Platform

Samsung Developing Debit Card for Mobile Payments Platform

“The card is being developed in collaboration with digital money management specialist SoFi, and will take the form of ‘an innovative debit card backed by a cash management accounts,’ Samsung explained.” The mobile payments arms race continues, with Samsung having recently revealed that it is currently developing a payment card that will be associated with…

Biometric Contact Lenses from POSTECH Researchers Can Treat Diabetes

Biometric Contact Lenses from POSTECH Researchers Can Treat Diabetes

A team of researchers at the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in South Korea has developed smart contact lenses for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. According to the research team, the wirelessly powered lenses can diagnose, monitor, and administer medicine that treats diabetic retinopathy, a condition that is caused by damage to…

Fat Statz Files Patent Suit Over Samsung’s Health App Tech

Fat Statz Files Patent Suit Over Samsung’s Health App Tech

California-based Fat Statz has filed a patent lawsuit against Samsung Electronics alleging that its patented technology is used in the Samsung Health app. According to Fat Statz via Capshaw Derieux, the company’s representation for this case, the technology behind the patent was intended “to address the motivational needs of people with health and fitness goals.”…

Samsung’s A71 5G Features a Goodix Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung’s A71 5G Features a Goodix Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung has found a new supplier for the in-display fingerprint sensor in the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G. The new device features the optical in-display fingerprint sensor from Goodix, making the A71 the first commercial deployment of the Goodix sensor in a Samsung smartphone.     The A71 5G was designed to be a budget-friendly device that would…

Touch ID Officially Returns in New Apple iPhone SE

Touch ID Officially Returns in New Apple iPhone SE

Apple has announced the launch of the iPhone SE and with it signalled the official return of Touch ID to the tech giant’s wildly popular line of smartphones. The biometric fingerprint authentication system was featured in Apple’s phones from its debut in the iPhone 5S in 2013 all the way to 2017’s iPhone 8 and…

Samsung Unveils A51 and A71 5G Phones

Samsung Unveils A51 and A71 5G Phones

Samsung has expanded its Galaxy A line of smartphones with two new 5G products. The Galaxy A51 5G and the Galaxy A71 5G offer in-display fingerprint recognition and rely on the Samsung Knox platform for device security. The specs for the two phones are nearly identical. They both boast 128GB of internal storage, a 4,500mAh…

Mobile Tech Marches On in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Mobile Tech Marches On in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

At a time of deep concern over the spread of COVID-19 and its future economic effects, this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories may offer a balm with its assortment of stories pointing to the future of mobile and identity technologies. First up, some news that could see mobile technology proliferate more widely…

Mastercard and Samsung Boost Digital Inclusion with Pay on Demand Platform

Mastercard and Samsung Boost Digital Inclusion with Pay on Demand Platform

Mastercard has formed a global partnership with Samsung that will make the Pay on Demand platform more readily accessible to consumers and small businesses in emerging markets. The Pay on Demand platform allows consumers to gain access to devices on a pay-as-you-go basis, and is part of a broader effort to raise digital inclusion around…

Ericsson Enables eSIM Services on New Samsung Smartphones

Ericsson Enables eSIM Services on New Samsung Smartphones

Ericsson is bringing on-device eSIM services to a pair of new Samsung smartphones. To that end, Ericsson has launched a new entitlement server solution that will allow Samsung owners to remotely activate an eSIM subscription without the need for a QR code. The news comes shortly after the January debut of Ericsson’s new eSIM solution,…

Galaxy Note 10 Updated With Improved Facial Recognition, Gesture Support

Galaxy Note 10 Updated With Improved Facial Recognition, Gesture Support

Samsung has released an update for its Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ that contains improvements for facial recognition for use with face unlock features, as well as gesture support and other changes. The updates are listed as firmware versions N975FXXU2BTB5, N975FOXM2BTB3, and N975FXXU2BTB3, and are now rolling out to devices in Germany — the update was originally released…

A Smartphone-centric Mobile ID Top Stories Roundup

A Smartphone-centric Mobile ID Top Stories Roundup

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories is a smartphone-heavy one, featuring Samsung, Apple, 5G tech and more. The most popular article of the week was, in fact, first published last week – but the launch of Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone is big news, and readers have shown a sustained interest in it.…

Samsung Unveils Foldable Smartphone

Samsung Unveils Foldable Smartphone

Tech giant Samsung Electronics has unveiled the foldable Galaxy Z Flip smartphone, the first in the company’s new Z line. Foldable smartphones are poised to be the next big innovation in the smartphone industry. Last year Samsung made waves with its Samsung Galaxy Fold offering, though it has been plagued with issues regarding wear and…

Samsung Quietly Sticks with In-display Fingerprint Scanning in Galaxy S20

Samsung Quietly Sticks with In-display Fingerprint Scanning in Galaxy S20

Samsung has officially unveiled the latest entry in its flagship Galaxy smartphone lineup, and is determinedly sticking with in-display fingerprint scanning as its key authentication feature. That’s not to say that the in-display tech is the most important feature of the new Samsung Galaxy S20; rather, Samsung has become the latest major smartphone maker to…

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