mobile biometrics

Huawei Combines In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, Facial Recognition in New Flagship Lineup

Huawei Combines In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, Facial Recognition in New Flagship Lineup

Huawei has unveiled its next set of flagship smartphones, and it’s going to feature in-display fingerprint sensor technology from Goodix. The Huawei Mate 30 is the standard model in Huawei’s new lineup, priced at roughly $880, while the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, priced at about $1,300 (Huawei hasn’t officially announced US pricing yet) features more…

Nok Nok and YOUNIQX Collaborate on Enhancing Multi-Factor Authentication

Nok Nok and YOUNIQX Collaborate on Enhancing Multi-Factor Authentication

“…YOUNIQX will integrate Nok Nok’s S3 Authentication Suite into MIA to deliver multi-factor authentication solutions for the web and mobile devices.” YOUNIQX is teaming up with Nok Nok Labs to enhance the utility of its My Identity App (MIA). Through the partnership, YOUNIQX will integrate Nok Nok’s S3 Authentication Suite into MIA to deliver multi-factor…

New Osram Tech Could Bring Facial Recognition to Smartwatches

New Osram Tech Could Bring Facial Recognition to Smartwatches

“Biometric identification will become an increasingly important part of our lives in the future.” – Arne Fleißner, Product Manager, Osram Opto Semiconductors Munich-based Osram Opto Semiconductors is looking to facilitate facial recognition on smartwatches with a new pair of infrared LED solutions. The LEDs, dubbed SFH 4170S and SFH 4180S, can each be used in…

New Daon Appointment May Hint at Stronger Government Focus

New Daon Appointment May Hint at Stronger Government Focus

A former tech executive with some pretty substantial government experience is Daon‘s new President of Emerging Markets. In the tech world, John Sanders may be best known as a co-founder of Reveal Imaging Technologies, which he led as VP from 2003 to 2010. More recently, he served as CEO of Pramantha Solutions, a government-focused data…

Egis Partnership Brings Precise Biometrics Tech to More Phones

Egis Partnership Brings Precise Biometrics Tech to More Phones

“We are pleased to receive this additional integration which is a recognition of the quality of our leading fingerprint software and that our strategic direction of increasing our presence in Asia is showing results.” – Stefan K. Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics Precise Biometrics‘ partnership with Egis Technology has brought its fingerprint algorithm software into even…

Is the Google Pixel 4 Ditching Fingerprint Biometrics?

Is the Google Pixel 4 Ditching Fingerprint Biometrics?

“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…

Is Palm Biometrics on the Way to Future iPhones?

Is Palm Biometrics on the Way to Future iPhones?

Having pioneered smartphone fingerprint scanning and facial recognition, Apple may turn next to palm reading as an additional biometric modality, suggests a patent filed by the company earlier this year. As AppleInsider reports, the patent was filed in January, and details how sensors under the display of an iPhone or iPad could be used to…

Online Gaming Platform Gets Biometric Onboarding

Online Gaming Platform Gets Biometric Onboarding

Lottoland is turning to IDnow to verify the identities and ages of its customers. The European online gaming platform will specifically be using IDnow’s AutoIdent solution to confirm the identities of new users during their initial registration, ensuring that everyone using the platform is legally old enough to do so. AutoIdent is a face-based authentication solution that matches the…

iPhone 11 Gets Face ID Biometric Upgrade

iPhone 11 Gets Face ID Biometric Upgrade

“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…

Latest Evidence Points to Future iPhones Sporting In-Display Touch ID

Latest Evidence Points to Future iPhones Sporting In-Display Touch ID

“…Bloomberg reports that Apple is actually planning to deliver in-display Touch ID to the iPhone next year, with the technology currently being tested by its overseas suppliers.” A new report from Bloomberg is offering further evidence that Apple is indeed working on an in-display version of its Touch ID fingerprint scanning system. Touch ID helped…

Security Vulnerabilities Left iPhone Users Open to Attack: Google Researchers

Security Vulnerabilities Left iPhone Users Open to Attack: Google Researchers

Thousands of iPhone users may have had their devices hacked by malicious code found in a handful of websites, according to security researchers with Google. The security vulnerability has been revealed through a new blog post from Google’s Project Zero team member Ian Beer. The post describes a small group of websites that were likely…

Vivo Banks on In-Display Excitement with Z1x Device

Vivo Banks on In-Display Excitement with Z1x Device

Vivo is sticking with in-display fingerprint scanning for its next big smartphone, the Vivo Z1x. A follow-up to the Vivo Z1Pro announced earlier this summer, the Z1x is slated to launch in India on September 6th. And in a teaser video posted on Twitter, Vivo is highlighting the device’s use of an in-display fingerprint scanner…

Mobile In-Display and Face-Scanning Trends Continue with Latest ZTE Smartphone

Mobile In-Display and Face-Scanning Trends Continue with Latest ZTE Smartphone

ZTE has become the latest smartphone maker to implement both in-display fingerprint scanning and facial recognition into a new flagship device. The biometric capabilities are among the specs of the new Axon 10 Pro smartphone, which is billed as being the first smartphone to incorporate an AMOLED touchscreen into a curved display. Other notable features…

Upgraded Face ID Coming to 2019 iPhones: Report

Upgraded Face ID Coming to 2019 iPhones: Report

This year’s new iPhones will feature an enhanced Face ID system that can scan users’ faces even if the phone is laying flat on a table, according to a Bloomberg report. Citing unnamed “people familiar with the situation,” the report lists a number of features of the anticipated iPhone devices as well as other offerings…

Facial Recognition Specialist Megvii Files for IPO: Reports

Facial Recognition Specialist Megvii Files for IPO: Reports

Amid political turmoil and controversy over biometric facial recognition, Hong Kong-based Megvii has filed for an IPO aimed at a $500 million target. Citing anonymous sources, Reuters reports that Megvii’s leadership expect the IPO to occur in the fourth quarter of this year, and anticipate that it could raise as much as $1 billion, which…

Nokia 3 V Smartphone Features Face and Fingerprint Authentication

Nokia 3 V Smartphone Features Face and Fingerprint Authentication

“…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 3 V, which features biometric authentication. Building on the Nokia 2 V launched near the start of this year, the new Nokia 3 V puts…

New Huawei and Honor Phones Feature FPC Biometrics

New Huawei and Honor Phones Feature FPC Biometrics

“The FPC1511 was pitched as FPC’s most cost-effective fingerprint sensor when it was first unveiled in June of 2018…” Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has placed its FPC1511 fingerprint sensor in a trio of new smartphones from Huawei and Honor. The sensor is now providing secure biometric authentication for the Huawei P20 Lite and Huawei Y9 Prime,…

Fingerprint Cards Back in Black in Q2 Update

Fingerprint Cards Back in Black in Q2 Update

Fingerprint Cards is back in the black in its latest quarterly update, showing a slight profit for Q2 2019 after a challenging period of adjustment to dropping ASPs in the mobile fingerprint sensor market. Improved Results Revenues for the April-June period came in at SEK 381.8 million. That’s a two percent drop against Fingerprint Cards’…

Precise Biometrics Q2 Update Sheds Light on Smart Card Plans

Precise Biometrics Q2 Update Sheds Light on Smart Card Plans

“As previously communicated, we are expecting modest initial volumes of biometric smart cards to be delivered at the end of 2019, followed by larger volumes in 2020.” – Stefan K. Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics Precise Biometrics has issued its latest quarterly results, depicting a dip in revenues but continuing progress in the company’s three key…

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