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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…

This Week’s Top Stories Are All About Smartphones and Payment Cards

This Week’s Top Stories Are All About Smartphones and Payment Cards

It’s all smartphones and payment cards in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular stories. On the cards front, this week brought the latest sign of the gradual emergence of biometric payment cards. Zwipe announced that its Hong Kong-based partner, Toppan Forms Card Technologies has placed an order in anticipation of small-scale manufacturing…

Xiaomi Brings New Redmi Note 9 and Note 9 Pro Smartphones to the UK

Xiaomi Brings New Redmi Note 9 and Note 9 Pro Smartphones to the UK

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro will officially be arriving in the UK later this month. The former will be available at £179 and £199 price points through Amazon and mi.com, while the latter will sell for £249 and £269 through the same outlets. Digging into the details, both smartphones boast a…

TCL Announces May Launch Date for TCL 10 Series

TCL Announces May Launch Date for TCL 10 Series

The TCL 10 Series is officially on its way to the United States. The new smartphones were announced back in April, and are the first phones to appear under the TCL Mobile brand. The 10 Series includes the TCL 10 Pro and TCL 10L, both of which will be available through Amazon as of May…

New Rumors Suggest 5G iPhone Could Support In-Display Touch ID

New Rumors Suggest 5G iPhone Could Support In-Display Touch ID

Another outlet is predicting that Apple could introduce in-display Touch ID as early as this year. The latest rumors come courtesy of Economic Daily News (EDN), and specifically concern Apple’s anticipated 5G iPhone. According to EDN, at least one of Apple’s high-end 5G iPhones could offer in-display fingerprint authentication, which would be delivered through a…

Vietnamese AI Group Touts Mask-ready Facial Recognition for Smartphones

Vietnamese AI Group Touts Mask-ready Facial Recognition for Smartphones

VinAI Research says it has developed facial recognition technology that can identify users wearing masks, and that it will bring the tech to mobile devices. The firm is a subsidiary of the Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup, which also owns VinSmart, an electronics maker that also produces smartphones. VinAI Research says it is working with VinSmart to…

TCL Highlights In-display Biometrics and 5G in New Line of Smartphones

TCL Highlights In-display Biometrics and 5G in New Line of Smartphones

TCL Communication has unveiled its first TCL-branded line of smartphones. The affordable Android devices are being released as part of the TCL 10 Series, which includes the TCL 10 5G, the TCL 10 Pro, and the TCL 10L. All three phones will debut at a price point lower than $500. “Expanding the TCL brand into…

OPPO Launches Reno3 Pro in Middle East with 64MP Camera, Facial Recognition

OPPO Launches Reno3 Pro in Middle East with 64MP Camera, Facial Recognition

Chinese tech company OPPO has announced the launch of its Reno3 Series of smartphones in the Middle East, featuring a 64MP camera and facial recognition for biometric security. “We are extremely excited to bring Reno3 Series to the Middle East market,” said OPPO President, Middle East and Africa Ethan Xue. “Many cutting-edge imaging technologies and design techniques…

ZTE Highlights Video Capabilities of New Axon 11 5G Smartphone

ZTE Highlights Video Capabilities of New Axon 11 5G Smartphone

ZTE Corporation has unveiled a new 5G smartphone that was built with an eye towards video production. To that end, the ZTE Axon 11 5G is able to record 4K videos at 60fps, and comes with an AI quad shooting setup that combines a 64MP main camera with a 120-degree 8MP wide angle camera, a 2MP macro camera,…

HONOR Unveils New Smartphones, Laptops, and IoT Devices

HONOR Unveils New Smartphones, Laptops, and IoT Devices

HONOR has updated its product lineup with a slew of new IoT devices. The new offerings include smartphones, laptops, and wearables. The highlights are the new HONOR 9X Pro and View 30 Pro smartphones. The former is built with the Kirin 810 AI Chipset and comes equipped with a 48MP Triple Camera and a 6.59″…

New Vivo Phone Integrates Goodix Fingerprint and Voice Technology

New Vivo Phone Integrates Goodix Fingerprint and Voice Technology

Goodix’s optical In-Display Fingerprint Sensor will be appearing in another smartphone. This time around, the sensor will enable biometric authentication in the Vivo iQOO 3 5G, which will feature Goodix’s Voice Communication Noise Cancellation technology in addition to the fingerprint sensor. Of course, the iQOO 3 is not the first Vivo smartphone – or even…

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 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. …

GSMA Predicts China will Outpace US in 5G Adoption

GSMA Predicts China will Outpace US in 5G Adoption

The GSMA is taking a look at the future prospects for smartphones and other 5G devices with a new report that was released during CES. The report seeks to give tech providers a better sense of the global landscape ahead of the impending launch of commercial 5G networks. In the report – appropriately titled The…

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…

Goodix Places In-Display Fingerprint Sensor in Vivo 5G Phone

Goodix Places In-Display Fingerprint Sensor in Vivo 5G Phone

Goodix has placed its optical In-Display Fingerprint Sensor in another 5G-enabled smartphone. This time, the component manufacturer has officially announced that the sensor will appear in Vivo’s X30 5G series. The news comes shortly after Goodix revealed that its optical fingerprint sensor would appear in the McLaren Edition of the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G, which…

New Xiaomi Phone Features Ultra-Thin In-Display Sensor from Goodix

New Xiaomi Phone Features Ultra-Thin In-Display Sensor from Goodix

Goodix’s new ultra-thin optical in-display fingerprint sensor has finally reached the commercial market with the launch of the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro smartphone. The release extends Goodix’s recent focus on in-display fingerprint biometrics, which are now available in a smaller and more convenient form factor with the debut of the ultra-thin model. Of course, Goodix…

Adobe Announces Preview Launch of Free AI-Powered Photoshop Camera App

Adobe Announces Preview Launch of Free AI-Powered Photoshop Camera App

Adobe showed off a preview of its new AI-powered Photoshop Camera app at its Adobe Max conference in Los Angeles on Monday. The app is powered by Adobe’s Sensei artificial intelligence platform to allow users to apply powerful Photoshop image filters and effects to pictures taken with their smartphone camera. Sensei is able to recognize…

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