smartphones

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…

Phones and Cards Dominate This Week’s Top Stories

Phones and Cards Dominate This Week’s Top Stories

Smartphones and biometric cards dominate this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular articles. On the smartphone side of things, it will come as no surprise that readers proved interested in the biometric capabilities of Apple’s newest iPhone lineup. Apple has established itself as a real leader in the world of mobile biometrics, helping…

Latest Rumor Suggests Apple Will Ditch Camera Notch for 2020 iPhone

Latest Rumor Suggests Apple Will Ditch Camera Notch for 2020 iPhone

A new rumor suggests that Apple is preparing to ditch the front-facing camera notch that was first introduced with the iPhone X in 2017. The company would instead squeeze the TrueDepth Face ID sensors into the thin bezel at the top of the phone, which would create more real estate on the front of the…

GSMA Opens Submissions for 2020 GLOMO Awards

GSMA Opens Submissions for 2020 GLOMO Awards

The GSMA has formally announced the beginning of the 2020 GLOMO Awards season. Now in their 25th year, the Global Mobile Awards will be handed out at the 2020 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which will take place in February. All mobile companies are welcome to submit an entry for the awards, with the eventual…

Nubia Doubles the Screens and the Fingerprint Sensors on Latest Phone

Nubia Doubles the Screens and the Fingerprint Sensors on Latest Phone

“…there’s a side-mounted fingerprint sensor on each side of the device, so that no matter which way a user is holding it, they’re still able to perform biometric authentication intuitively.” ZTE-owned mobile brand Nubia has taken a different tack with its latest flagship smartphone: the Nubia Z20 features two screens and two fingerprint sensors. The…

Vivo Emphasizes Gaming and Selfies with New V17 Pro

Vivo Emphasizes Gaming and Selfies with New V17 Pro

Vivo has lifted the curtain on its new V17 Pro smartphone, which will debut in India before making its way to other global markets. The phone’s most noteworthy new feature is the 32MP Dual Elevating Front Camera, which is being paired with an 8MP Wide-Angle Front Camera that will make it easier to take difficult…

Google Follows Apple’s Lead in Pixel 4’s Biometric Tech

Google Follows Apple’s Lead in Pixel 4’s Biometric Tech

“An unusually large amount of information has been leaked about the Google Pixel 4, reportedly because a retailer in Hanoi has been selling nearly-finished samples of the device.” Google is expected to launch its latest flagship smartphone in a matter of weeks, and it looks like the company is going to follow Apple’s lead in…

Face ID is Back and Better Than Ever in the New iPhone 11

Face ID is Back and Better Than Ever in the New iPhone 11

“Apple says Face ID is now 30 percent faster with an improved performance at a range of distances.” The prognosticators were right: Apple’s newest iPhones feature an enhanced version of Face ID, with Touch ID yet to make its return (if it ever comes back). The biometric enhancements are relatively modest. Apple says Face ID…

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…

Nokia Focuses on Face Recognition for Latest Smartphone

Nokia Focuses on Face Recognition for Latest Smartphone

“…the new Nokia 3 V puts the emphasis (so far as authentication and device unlocking goes) on facial recognition.” Finland-based HMD Global has released its latest Nokia smartphone: the Nokia 3V, which features biometric authentication. Building on the Nokia 2 V launched near the start of this year, the new Nokia 3 V puts the…

Huawei Mate 20 X Features Goodix Fingerprint Sensor

Huawei Mate 20 X Features Goodix Fingerprint Sensor

With the Huawei Mate 20 X now on the market – that is, where the company hasn’t been blacklisted – Goodix has revealed that it has provided biometric technology being used in the device. The Huawei Mate 20 X is most notable for its 5G connectivity, with dual SIM support for both 5G and 4G.…

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Powers Samsung’s New 5G Smartphone

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Powers Samsung’s New 5G Smartphone

Qualcomm has revealed that the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform has been placed in Samsung’s new Galaxy Note10 smartphone, a mobile device that was designed specifically for the 5G era. In conjunction with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 modem, the 855 platform will offer faster performance, better 5G connectivity, and improved AI and XR capabilities. “Devices like the…

New Pixel 4 Images Show Big Camera Bump, and No Fingerprint Sensor

New Pixel 4 Images Show Big Camera Bump, and No Fingerprint Sensor

“As for the fingerprint sensor, it seems clear enough from Google’s own images that there isn’t going to be one on the Pixel 4’s rear.” Google’s next flagship smartphone is going to feature a big square bump for cameras and potentially other sensors on its rear, and appears to be doing away with rear-mounted fingerprint…

Samsung’s Galaxy A Series is on its Way to Canada

Samsung’s Galaxy A Series is on its Way to Canada

Samsung’s Galaxy A line of smartphones is officially on its way to Canada. Samsung Canada has announced that the Galaxy A20, Galaxy A50, and Galaxy A70 will all be available nationwide as of June 7th, at an average retail price of $349.99, $449.99, and $629.99, respectively. “We are committed to providing Canadians with meaningful innovations…

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