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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…

Samsung Uses Blockchain Tech to Streamline Medical Claims Process

Samsung Uses Blockchain Tech to Streamline Medical Claims Process

Samsung SDS has launched a new medical claims processing service that is designed to streamline the insurance process. The company has partnered with a number of different healthcare and insurance providers to deliver the new service, which allows those with health insurance to file claims as soon as they pay their medical expenses. The service…

Samsung’s New T7 Touch SSD Comes With Biometric Security

Samsung’s New T7 Touch SSD Comes With Biometric Security

Samsung’s latest product to feature a biometric fingerprint sensor is its new portable solid-state drive (SSD), the Samsung T7 Touch. Encased in aluminum that (according to Samsung) is shock resistant and should be able to withstand a drop of up to 6 feet, the T7 Touch is the first of Samsung’s SSDs to feature a…

QRails Brings Samsung Pay Benefits to UK Football Fans

QRails Brings Samsung Pay Benefits to UK Football Fans

QRails has teamed up with Samsung Pay to improve the loyalty programs for several football clubs in the UK. The partnership will allow fans of Queens Park Rangers, Swindon Town, and Peterborough United to add a club-branded debit Mastercard to a Samsung Pay account, which will then allow them to use Samsung Pay to complete…

Smartphones, Smart Glasses, and Smart Cars in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Smartphones, Smart Glasses, and Smart Cars in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

The mobile and IoT industries are back in full swing after the holidays, and that’s very much reflected in the breadth of topics covered in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories. Smartphones are, of course, a major topic. Samsung garnered considerable reader attention with the news of its latest security patch for…

Samsung SDS and Syniverse Team Up to Develop Universal Mobile Wallet

Samsung SDS and Syniverse Team Up to Develop Universal Mobile Wallet

Syniverse has formed a strategic partnership with Samsung SDS that will lead to the development of a universal mobile payments platform. The two companies came to the table to sign a Memorandum of Understanding during the recent CES event in Las Vegas. The new payments platform is designed to be wallet-agnostic, which is to say…

Samsung Pushes Security Patch for Galaxy Note 8, S9, and S9+ Smartphones

Samsung Pushes Security Patch for Galaxy Note 8, S9, and S9+ Smartphones

Samsung is rolling out a January 2020 security patch for the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9, and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. For the moment, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ updates are only available in France, while the Galaxy Note 8 update was first introduced in Germany. However, both are expected to roll out globally in the…

Samsung’s New Galaxy XCover Pro Smartphone is Ready for Business

Samsung’s New Galaxy XCover Pro Smartphone is Ready for Business

Samsung has released a new rugged smartphone designed for the company’s enterprise customers. The Galaxy XCover Pro features a long-lasting (and replaceable) 4,050mAh battery to deliver reliable performance for long days in the field. It is also MIL-STD 810G certified and IP68 water and dust resistant, allowing it to withstand rain and other adverse conditions. …

Samsung Pay Lets Users Block Sale of Personal Data

Samsung Pay Lets Users Block Sale of Personal Data

Samsung is finally giving Samsung Pay users the opportunity to prevent the sale of their personal data. The decision seems to be a response to the incoming California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which seeks to give California residents more control over their personal information while making the data collection process more transparent. To that end,…

FPC Places Fingerprint Sensor in Samsung and ASUS Chromebooks

FPC Places Fingerprint Sensor in Samsung and ASUS Chromebooks

Fingerprint Cards has placed its FPC1145 fingerprint sensor in a pair of new premium Chromebooks. Specifically, the sensor has been integrated into the Galaxy Chromebook from Samsung and the Flip C436 Chromebook from ASUS. Both Chromebooks made their debut at this week’s CES event in Las Vegas. In both cases, the FPC1145 sensor will provide…

Samsung Stuffs 5G Safety and Infotainment Features Into Digital Cockpit 2020

Samsung Stuffs 5G Safety and Infotainment Features Into Digital Cockpit 2020

Samsung is continuing to explore the potential for connected vehicles with the CES debut of the Digital Cockpit 2020. The new Digital Cockpit is the product of an ongoing collaboration with Samsung’s HARMAN International subsidiary. So what can drivers expect to find? The Digital Cockpit is built with an Exynos Auto V9 System on Chip,…

Samsung Emphasizes Personalized Experiences During CES 2020 Keynote

Samsung Emphasizes Personalized Experiences During CES 2020 Keynote

Samsung is arguing that the future of tech will focus on experiences instead of products. HS Kim, the President and CEO of the company’s Consumer Electronics Division, made the case the case during the company’s CES keynote presentation at the Venetian in Las Vegas. During the keynote, Kim described the current moment as an “Age…

Samsung Oddly Silent on Security in S10 Lite, Note10 Lite Announcement

Samsung Oddly Silent on Security in S10 Lite, Note10 Lite Announcement

Samsung has officially announced new, more budget-friendly versions of its Galaxy S10 and Note10 smartphones, with a conspicuous silence about their authentication systems. Nor has Samsung actually stated the prices of its new devices, for that matter. That they’re cheaper can be inferred from their names – the Galaxy S10 Lite and the Note10 Lite…

Mobile Biometrics and National ID in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Mobile Biometrics and National ID in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

2019 is rapidly coming to a close, but the past week in mobile identity has brought some big new developments, with smartphone biometrics and national ID being particularly hot topics in the latest Mobile ID World roundup of our top stories. With respect to smartphone tech, readers proved highly interested the news that Samsung’s iris-scanning…

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