smartphones

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…

ABI: In-display Biometrics Could Best Foldable Phones in the Screen Size Arms Race

ABI: In-display Biometrics Could Best Foldable Phones in the Screen Size Arms Race

“By sticking In-display fingerprint sensors and cameras behind the screen, manufacturers increase the amount of real estate available on its face.” A new report from ABI Research suggests that smartphones manufacturers looking to maximize screen size should be investing in biometric tech rather than flexible or foldable screens. The report arrives as those same manufacturers…

High-Profile Spoofs on New Phones Reveal Problematic Biometric Security Claims – FaceTec

High-Profile Spoofs on New Phones Reveal Problematic Biometric Security Claims – FaceTec

Security exaggerations damage the industry’s reputation. They need to stop, says FaceTec. Recently in news that made it around the world, the latest flagship smartphone from Samsung was reported to be spoofed – again. As every hardware-based face and fingerprint biometric has been spoofed shortly after new phones were introduced, each highly visible incident casts…

MWC Barcelona: Three New Nokia Smartphones Feature Sensory’s TrulySecure Face Biometrics

MWC Barcelona: Three New Nokia Smartphones Feature Sensory’s TrulySecure Face Biometrics

“We’re excited to be working with HMD Global to outfit the latest Nokia smartphones with powerful on-device facial recognition-based authentication. Our technology offers users an extremely convenient means of unlocking their devices and apps, while offering extreme protection against intruders.” – Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory Mobile World Congress 2019 is a hub of biometrics and…

Samsung Opens Up About Galaxy Fold

Samsung Opens Up About Galaxy Fold

Putting any remaining skepticism to rest, Samsung officially announced a new mobile device with a foldable display this week. Dubbed the “Galaxy Fold”, the device was announced alongside Samsung’s Galaxy S10 smartphone. When folded, it looks pretty much like a standard smartphone, with a rectangular shape and a 4.6″ HD+ Super AMOLED display. But unfolding…

App-based IAM Solutions Will Become More Common in the Workplace: Gartner

App-based IAM Solutions Will Become More Common in the Workplace: Gartner

In 2018, fewer than five percent of organizations used smartphones apps for identity and access management. That number is likely to skyrocket in the next few years: Gartner analysts are now predicting that 70 percent of organizations will implement such systems by the year 2022. The trend will allow employees to use their phones to…

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