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Is Selfie Authentication Coming to Samsung Pay?

Is Selfie Authentication Coming to Samsung Pay?

Samsung’s next flagship smartphone will not only use facial recognition for device unlocking, but will also link it to transaction verification on Samsung Pay, reports Bloomberg Technology. The news follows recent reports indicating that Samsung was planning to complement the forthcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone‘s iris scanning functionality with facial recognition, in an effort to improve…

Samsung Completes Acquisition of Connected Car Components Maker

Samsung Completes Acquisition of Connected Car Components Maker

“…Harman in particular has also explored biometric technology, an area of growing interest to Samsung.” Samsung Electronics has completed its acquisition of Harman, a connected car components maker. The purchase was first announced last autumn, signalling a significant investment into the smart car market for Samsung. The deal was valued at approximately $8 billion dollars; in…

Samsung Pay Officially Launches in India

Samsung Pay Officially Launches in India

“The platform arrives in the country at an awkward time. IDFC Bank has just launched its Aadhaar Pay mobile app, allowing merchants to accept payments on their smartphones without the need for customers to use their own smartphone or even a payment card.” Samsung has officially launched its mPayment platform in India. The development arrives…

Face Recognition Added to Galaxy S8 Biometric Arsenal

Face Recognition Added to Galaxy S8 Biometric Arsenal

Samsung is planning to incorporate facial recognition into the forthcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, reports The Korea Economic Daily. The feature will complement iris scanning in the device’s overall biometric authentication process. While Samsung had previously been keen to push the enhanced security of iris scanning on its aborted Note7 smartphone last year, a company official…

Samsung Pay India Now in Early Access

Samsung Pay India Now in Early Access

“Users can register now for the Early Access program, and will be able to give it a try before the service’s official launch…” It looks like Samsung Pay – Samsung’s biometrically secured mobile wallet – is about to arrive in India. Signs first emerged earlier this year, when an Android update brought the Samsung Pay…

Looks Like Iris Scanning is Coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S8

Looks Like Iris Scanning is Coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S8

“…the iris scanning will pick up where the failed Note7 left off, fulfilling Samsung’s vision of becoming the pioneer of mobile iris scanning…” The Samsung Galaxy S8 will have an iris scanner that can be used for biometric phone unlocking and transaction verification, reports The Guardian. It’s something close to a confirmation of speculation that…

Android Nougat Supports Samsung Pass on Galaxy S7

Android Nougat Supports Samsung Pass on Galaxy S7

Samsung started bringing the latest version of Google’s Android operating system to its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge this week. And among Android Nougat’s new features is support for a biometric identification platform. Called Samsung Pass, the system was first announced last August. It’s meant to act as a kind of digital master key for…

Rumor Stokes Speculation on Samsung Galaxy S8 Biometrics

Rumor Stokes Speculation on Samsung Galaxy S8 Biometrics

Rumor has it that Samsung has finalized the specifications of the company’s next flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S8. GSMArena and The Mobile Indian are both reporting that the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus will eschew a physical home button, allowing the display on each device to take up most of the real estate…

Biometric Authentication Plays Key Role in Radical Samsung Patents

Biometric Authentication Plays Key Role in Radical Samsung Patents

“Both devices offer touch-based interfaces and, perhaps more striking, they both use biometric authentication to control who is allowed to unfold or unroll them.” Samsung appears to be increasingly intent on incorporating biometric authentication into even its most experimental technologies, if new patents reported by Patently Mobile offer any indication. The patents concern foldable and…

Samsung Notebook 9 Integrations ‘an Important Milestone’ for FPC

Samsung Notebook 9 Integrations ‘an Important Milestone’ for FPC

New laptop devices from Samsung feature built-in fingerprint sensors care of Fingerprint Cards. The 13.3″ and 15″ models of the Notebook 9 devices each use the FPC1025 sensor model. The integrations will let users take advantage of the Windows Hello biometric authentication system built into Windows 10. While the Notebook 9 aren’t the first devices…

Precise Biometrics Confirms Samsung Rumors in Strong Q3 Report

Precise Biometrics Confirms Samsung Rumors in Strong Q3 Report

Precise Biometrics has issued its latest quarterly report and it’s a strong one. Perhaps the biggest news to come out of the update is CEO Håkan Persson’s confirmation that Samsung System LSI Business, with which Precise Biometrics recently entered into a licensing agreement, “is now moving into the market for fingerprint sensors” – a subject of…

Egis Sensor Integrated Into New Samsung Galaxy Smartphones

Egis Sensor Integrated Into New Samsung Galaxy Smartphones

“Egis smartphone sensors have previously been used in other mid-range Samsung devices including the Samsung Galaxy A5 and C7.” Egis biometric technology is once again being used in new Samsung smartphones. The company has announced that its ET510 fingerprint sensor is being used in the new Samsung Galaxy ON5 and ON7 smartphones. The ET510 is…

Precise Biometrics Announces Licensing Agreement With Samsung

Precise Biometrics Announces Licensing Agreement With Samsung

“…Precise Biometrics says the agreement’s annual support and maintenance fee should generate revenues starting in Q4 of this year…” Precise Biometrics has just snagged what is perhaps its most high-profile client yet in the smartphone sector. It has entered into a licensing agreement with Samsung, through the latter’s System LSI Business. The deal is based…

Samsung Electronics Addresses Note7 Recall In Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders

Samsung Electronics Addresses Note7 Recall In Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders

Samsung Electronics is looking to get back on track after its Galaxy Note7 fiasco. In addition to other business developments concerning a spinoff of its printing division and the appointment of a new board member, the company’s leadership addressed the issue of its aborted smartphone in a recent Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders. The Galaxy Note7…

Samsung Patent Links Swipe Scan to App Access

Samsung Patent Links Swipe Scan to App Access

Samsung may be planning to integrate fingerprint scanning more deeply into the user interface of its next smartphone, a newly published patent filing suggests. The patent details a system that would let users swipe a smartphone’s fingerprint sensor to directly access certain apps. A form of this concept recently emerged in Google’s new Pixel smartphones,…

Is Samsung Pay Coming to Canada Next Week?

Is Samsung Pay Coming to Canada Next Week?

Canadians will soon be scanning their fingerprints – and eventually their irises – for Samsung Pay transactions, reports AndroidCentral. To be clear, it hasn’t been officially announced by Samsung. The news came via a Twitter user who asked Samsung when the service would launch in Canada, and took a screenshot of a reply indicating that it…

Samsung Pay Coming To Malaysia, Russia, and Thailand in 2016

Samsung Pay Coming To Malaysia, Russia, and Thailand in 2016

Samsung is extending the reach of its mobile payment service online and in real life. Looking to the latter, the company says it will launch Samsung Pay in Malaysia, Russia, and Thailand by the end of the year. Apple Pay launched in Russia earlier this month, but Samsung Pay could leapfrog ahead by debuting in Malaysia…

Samsung Galaxy S8 to Feature Iris Scanner, Dual-Lens Camera: Report

Samsung Galaxy S8 to Feature Iris Scanner, Dual-Lens Camera: Report

With its Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone now on permanent hiatus, Samsung is looking ahead to the release of the Galaxy S8, its next flagship device. As The Korea Herald reports, the Galaxy S8 is expected to feature a dual-lens camera, à la the iPhone 7. That should help its lens suppliers make up for losses…

News Roundup: Experts on Biometrics and Mobility

News Roundup: Experts on Biometrics and Mobility

Last week at FindBiometrics we took a look at what to expect from the upcoming Samsung SDS America biometrics and mobility FinServe webinar while Fingerprint Cards made big headlines, national ID projects were in the news, and information started to surface about the upcoming Money20/20 conference. Here is a look back on the top stories…

Samsung Halts Sales and Exchanges of Iris Scanning Smartphone

Samsung Halts Sales and Exchanges of Iris Scanning Smartphone

“It’s a sad end for what had been a promising device, but mobile iris scanning is unlikely to die with the Note7.” Samsung is putting a halt to sales and exchanges of its Galaxy Note7 smartphones. The device initially launched in Korea in August, with a global rollout following soon after. It had generated considerable…

News Roundup: Fingerprints, FinTech and Healthcare

News Roundup: Fingerprints, FinTech and Healthcare

Last week at FindBiometrics fingerprint biometric upgrades and integrations took the spotlight while FinTech, contactless modalities, and healthcare biometrics rounded out the industry news coverage. Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity management: Samsung Samsung Electronics was named among the world’s best brands last week as the clock ticked…

Samsung Named One of World’s Best Brands Ahead of Major Biometrics Webinar

Samsung Named One of World’s Best Brands Ahead of Major Biometrics Webinar

Interbrand has named Samsung Electronics one of the world’s best brands, with the company placing seventh in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2016 rankings. The company was lauded for its year-on-year growth in brand value, which has tripled over the past five years. Its efforts in delivering innovative services and products, as exemplified in its iris-scanning…

Iris Scanning Galaxy Note7 Goes Back On Sale in Korea

Iris Scanning Galaxy Note7 Goes Back On Sale in Korea

“The replacement devices went on sale in South Korea this past Saturday, with Samsung arranging public demos of the Galaxy Note7 the night before.” Samsung is proceeding with the relaunch of its Galaxy Note7 smartphones. The move is part of the company’s enormous recall effort in the wake of reports that some users’ smartphones were exploding while…

News Roundup: Samsung Teams Up With Mobile ID World

News Roundup: Samsung Teams Up With Mobile ID World

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Law Enforcement Biometrics Month to a close while announcing the next big biometrics industry webinar, co-hosted by Samsung SDS America and our sister site Mobile ID World. Meanwhile, the industry news had us talking about under-glass fingerprints sensors, biometrics powered payments, and the newly announced candidate in exclusive talks…

INTERVIEW: Samsung SDS America’s Approach to Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Samsung SDS America’s Approach to Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed  Richard Lobovsky, VP of Financial Services Solutions, and Shankar Saibabu, Director of Financial Services Solutions Architecture, Samsung SDS America, Inc. The conversation is an in depth examination of Samsung SDS America’s approach to biometrics. It begins with a discussion of the company’s recently launched FIDO Certified biometric authentication solution. It goes on to…

Samsung Pay Receives Iris Scanning Upgrade

Samsung Pay Receives Iris Scanning Upgrade

“Consumers need only to look at their phone to confirm transactions, which could make mPayments an even easier way to pay.” With a new software update, iris-based transaction verification has arrived to the Samsung Pay mobile payment platform. It comes by way of Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 smartphone. While it isn’t the first mobile device to…

Samsung SDS Names Sensory As Its Biometric Partner

Samsung SDS Names Sensory As Its Biometric Partner

Sensory Inc. will provide facial and voice recognition technology for Samsung SDS solutions, the companies have announced. That means that Sensory’s FIDO UAF-certified authentication technology will be used in Samsung’s SDS FIDO Client solution, which will offer one or both modalities for user authentication. A user just needs to take a selfie, or speak a…

Delta ID’s ActiveIRIS Gets Aadhaar Certification

Delta ID’s ActiveIRIS Gets Aadhaar Certification

“Delta ID’s technology was also used in the world’s first iris-scanning smartphone, NTT DOCOMO’s F-04G, as well as a sequel device.” Iris biometrics specialist Delta ID is now officially certified to provide technology for Aadhaar, India’s ambitious national biometric ID program. The certification covers the company’s ActiveIRIS technology, which is already being used in a…

Tech Giants Face Challenge as Indian Gov’t Seeks Access for Aadhaar

Tech Giants Face Challenge as Indian Gov’t Seeks Access for Aadhaar

The Indian government is inviting the world’s mutlinational tech giants to work with it on incorporating its national biometric ID program, Aadhaar, into their devices and services. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which administrates Aadhaar, convened a meeting to discuss the idea a few weeks ago, inviting leaders from companies like Apple, Google,…

INTERVIEW: Princeton Identity CEO Mark Clifton

INTERVIEW: Princeton Identity CEO Mark Clifton

Princeton Identity is a biometrics company that has recently spun off as independent from SRI International. In its first weeks of existence, the company has made major headlines, most recently confirming that it is in fact the provider of the iris biometrics technology featured on Samsung’s new Galaxy Note7 handset. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had…

Princeton Identity is Samsung’s Iris Biometrics Source

Princeton Identity is Samsung’s Iris Biometrics Source

Princeton Identity has officially announced a licensing deal with Samsung that will bring its iris recognition technology into the latter’s mobile devices. The deal comes as no surprise: Princeton Identity is a spinoff of SRI International, and was launched last month with considerable capital backing from Samsung Ventures. The OEM has recently sought to become one…

News Roundup: Civil ID Versus Organ Trafficking

News Roundup: Civil ID Versus Organ Trafficking

Last week at FindBiometrics we reported on the latest iris and fingerprint biometrics news coming out of the mobile sphere while civil ID and healthcare had us talking about the vertical markets. Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity management: Iris Recognition Samsung clarified details about the iris scanner…

Iris Biometrics, Samsung Pass Intended to Push Beyond Passwords

Iris Biometrics, Samsung Pass Intended to Push Beyond Passwords

Samsung is hoping to push users beyond the password with its Note7 smartphone’s iris scanning capability and a new authentication system called Samsung Pass. Announcing the latter in a statement, the company explained that Samsung Pass “can act as a master key for mobile banking services or website login on Samsung Internet, the default browser…

PayPal Expands Biometric Authentication For Mobile Users

PayPal Expands Biometric Authentication For Mobile Users

PayPal says it is further expanding the availability of biometric authentication for its mobile users via Android Marshmallow, allowing users of devices like the Nexus 5X and Samsung Galaxy S7 to log in with the touch of a finger. In a blog post announcing the move, PayPal’s mobile app head Mike Ryan explained that it’s…

Samsung Clarifies Note7’s Iris Scanning Capabilities

Samsung Clarifies Note7’s Iris Scanning Capabilities

As the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 smartphone approaches, the company is promoting the security of its iris scanning feature—and clarifying its shortcomings—with a new FAQ. Some of the concerns that arose prior to the device’s official announcement are, in fact, legitimate. The device’s iris scanning feature does have a fairly specific range of 25-35…

Note7 Iris Scanning a Sign of Progress in Mobile Biometrics: EyeVerify

Note7 Iris Scanning a Sign of Progress in Mobile Biometrics: EyeVerify

The CEO of EyeVerify sees validation in the emergence of iris scanning with Samsung’s latest flagship device. In a blog post on the company’s website, Toby Rush revisits his “Fingers and Eyes” prediction from February of last year that these would offer the primary modalities for user-friendly, secure biometric authentication on mobile devices. It was a prediction…

Samsung Plans Variant Models of Iris Scanning Phone

Samsung Plans Variant Models of Iris Scanning Phone

Samsung is getting ready to launch its new Galaxy Note7 device to the market, and has announced plans to make available slightly different models of the iris scanning device, reports The Korea Times. Most notably, for the China market, Samsung is considering a model with 128 GB of internal storage, rather than the 64 GB of…

Samsung’s Iris Scanning Smartphone Marks Over 200,000 Preorders

Samsung’s Iris Scanning Smartphone Marks Over 200,000 Preorders

Excitement is building for Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 device in its home country of South Korea. Officially unveiled at launch events around the world last Tuesday, the device has already garnered over 200,000 preorders. As The Korea Herald reports, that’s double the preorders that came in for Galaxy S7 smartphones launched earlier this year. That could…

Iris Scanning on Galaxy Note7 Enabled By Qualcomm Haven

Iris Scanning on Galaxy Note7 Enabled By Qualcomm Haven

The iris scanning functionality on the new Samsung Galaxy Note7 is enabled in part by Qualcomm Haven. Qualcomm technology is playing a key role in Samsung’s new Galaxy Note7 smartphone, the company has announced. Officially launched on August 2, the Galaxy Note7 sports a number of technologically sophisticated features and a strong emphasis on security,…

South Korean Banks to Enable Iris Authentication Via Note7

South Korean Banks to Enable Iris Authentication Via Note7

Two South Korean banks are already preparing to take advantage of the iris scanning capability of Samsung’s latest flagship mobile device. KEB Hana Bank and Woori Bank have announced that they will allow customers to access mobile accounts via the Galaxy Note7’s iris scanning feature. Many banks already support mobile biometric authentication via fingerprint scan,…

Samsung Launches Galaxy Note7 Featuring Iris Scanner

Samsung Launches Galaxy Note7 Featuring Iris Scanner

Samsung has officially launched its new Note7 smartphone, and it does indeed feature an iris scanner, among other sophisticated features. In announcing the new device, Samsung pitched the iris scanner as part of a larger, powerful security apparatus. The company highlighted the Note7’s use of the Samsung Knox security platform, and noted that users could…

Galaxy Note7 Iris Scanning Details Come Into Focus

Galaxy Note7 Iris Scanning Details Come Into Focus

New details are emerging about the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note7‘s iris scanning functionality. More specifically, leaks purportedly showing the setup process for the feature appear to illustrate some of its limitations. For example, users are reportedly advised to hold the device between 25 and 35cm from their faces. TechRadar reports this as a matter of…

Is Samsung Redesigning Its Smartphone Fingerprint Scanner?

Is Samsung Redesigning Its Smartphone Fingerprint Scanner?

Samsung may be exploring alternative designs for its smartphones’ fingerprint sensors. The evidence can be seen in two new patent filings. One shows a circular home button for a smartphone, which would mark a turn from the current oblong shape of its Galaxy devices’ home buttons. As SamMobile and Android Headlines point out, this could…

Mounting Evidence for Iris Scanning on Galaxy Note 7

Mounting Evidence for Iris Scanning on Galaxy Note 7

It looks like Samsung’s next major mobile device will feature an iris scanning capability. Hints emerged earlier this month when Patently Apple reported that Samsung had trademarked “Galaxy Eyeprint” and “Galaxy Iris”, and that it had been working with a prominent academic institution on iris scanning technology. Now, Patently Apple reports that Samsung has filed…

Egis Sensor Used in Samsung Galaxy A5

Egis Sensor Used in Samsung Galaxy A5

An Egis Technology fingerprint sensor is being used to power the biometric scanning of a new Samsung smartphone, the company has announced. The Samsung Galaxy A5, one of Samsung’s new mid-range devices announced this past winter, features Egis’s ET320 sensor. In a statement announcing the integration, Egis highlighted the high performance and low power consumption…

Samsung Pay Officially Launches in Spain

Samsung Pay Officially Launches in Spain

Samsung Pay has finally beaten Apple Pay to a major market, with the service having now launched in Spain. It’s the first European market to support the mPayment platform, and represents a considerable business opportunity. As Samsung Spain VP Celestino García explained in a statement announcing the launch, Spain features a “high smartphone penetration rate” and…

Citibank Supports Samsung Pay Ahead of Singapore Launch

Citibank Supports Samsung Pay Ahead of Singapore Launch

“Almost immediately after Apple Pay was launched in [Singapore], Samsung announced that its own mPayment platform would arrive within the second quarter.” Samsung Pay has garnered the support of another major bank in Singapore ahead of its launch in the country. Citibank Singapore cardholders will be able to use the mobile payment platform when it…

Samsung Launches Iris Scanning Tablet For Aadhaar Use

Samsung Launches Iris Scanning Tablet For Aadhaar Use

Samsung has launched a new iris scanning tablet specifically designed for use with India’s Aadhaar program. Aadhaar is a national ID project with a biometric registry of citizens at its core. Part of a larger ‘Digital India’ initiative, it’s increasingly being used by government agencies for a range of purposes, from time and attendance tracking…

Fingerprint Security Coming To S Note App

Fingerprint Security Coming To S Note App

Samsung is bringing biometric security to its S Note app, according to a new report from SamMobile. Compatible with the Galaxy Note 5 and its S Pen stylus, the S Note app allows users to take notes by hand on their devices. Now, Samsung is aiming to add a fingerprint-based locking feature to the memo…

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