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Samsung Galaxy S10 Hits the Market, Sporting In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Samsung Galaxy S10 Hits the Market, Sporting In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Samsung’s new flagship smartphone has hit the market, and is poised to further spread two of the biggest trends in mobile biometrics. One of them is in-display fingerprint scanning. This is a first for Samsung: With the Galaxy S10, users can scan their fingerprint for authentication directly on the display, eliminating the need for a…

This Week’s Most-Read Biometrics News

This Week’s Most-Read Biometrics News

Taking stock of FindBiometrics’ most popular articles this week, there’s no clear through line. And maybe that’s the point: In early 2019, biometric technologies have spread across a diverse array of applications spanning a range of industries. And there’s considerable variety in the biometric technologies themselves, with a number of modalities now in the middle…

Nokia 9 PureView Features Multimodal Biometrics

Nokia 9 PureView Features Multimodal Biometrics

The in-display fingerprint sensor trend continues to spread in the mobile market, with the latest Nokia smartphone from HMD Global featuring the technology. The same goes for the facial recognition trend launched by Apple and its Face ID system, with the Nokia 9 PureView sporting both modalities for user authentication. To be clear, in promoting…

NEXT Biometrics Announces Plans to Expand its Partnership with Fujitsu

NEXT Biometrics Announces Plans to Expand its Partnership with Fujitsu

Fujitsu will incorporate NEXT technology into as many as 18 different models across its entire catalogue of mobile devices It’s shaping up to be a busy year for NEXT Biometrics. The fingerprint recognition specialist recently received more orders for its Aadhaar-certified technology in India, and is now hoping to build on that early success by…

Galaxy S10’s In-Display Fingerprint Sensor First to Receive FIDO Biometric Component Certification

Galaxy S10’s In-Display Fingerprint Sensor First to Receive FIDO Biometric Component Certification

“By being first to market with FIDO Alliance biometric component certification for their new line of Galaxy devices, Samsung is positioning the Galaxy S10 and S10+ as the industry best practice for biometric-enabled devices…” – Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance The first solution to receive certification through the FIDO Alliance’s Biometric Component Certification Program…

Samsung Bets Big On In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Tech in Galaxy S10

Samsung Bets Big On In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Tech in Galaxy S10

The cat is out of the bag, and the fingerprint sensor is under the display in Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10. In officially announcing the new device this week, just ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung was keen to emphasize the all-around technical prowess of the S10, but the…

Fingerprints CEO Emphasizes New Initiatives in Q4/2018 Report

Fingerprints CEO Emphasizes New Initiatives in Q4/2018 Report

“[Fingerprints’ CEO] said that the company is working on an in-display fingerprint sensor planned for launch this year, and that it has already demonstrated prototypes for customers.” Fingerprint Cards (or “Fingerprints”) has issued its Q4 and year-end results for 2018, depicting a continuing battle against challenging market conditions. The Swedish company’s revenues for the quarter…

Precise Biometrics Focused on Long-Term Growth in Q4/2018 Update

Precise Biometrics Focused on Long-Term Growth in Q4/2018 Update

“Precise Biometrics’ shift to multimodal biometrics, announced last autumn, has been dubbed “YOUNiQ” and will combine face, fingerprint, iris, and voice biometrics together with location data for user authentication…” Precise Biometrics is keeping focused on the future in its latest corporate update. Reporting its fiscal results for the fourth quarter of 2018, the biometric algorithm…

LG G8 ThinQ Smartphone to Feature 3D Face Biometrics

LG G8 ThinQ Smartphone to Feature 3D Face Biometrics

LG is taking a run at Apple’s 3D facial recognition dominance, with plans to introduce a similar solution in its forthcoming LG G8 ThinQ smartphone, to be unveiled at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The smartphone will leverage Time-of-Flight technology developed by Infineon and Pmdtechnologies. Their sensor chip, first announced over a year ago, is…

WhatsApp Enables Touch ID, Face ID Security

WhatsApp Enables Touch ID, Face ID Security

“…they’ve not only delivered support for fingerprint authentication via the Touch ID system built into older iPhones, but have also delivered a facial recognition option based on the Face ID system used for authentication in Apple’s latest iPhone models.” WhatsApp users can now take advantage of the biometric security capabilities of the iPhone, thanks to…

OPPO K1 Smartphone to Launch in India with In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

OPPO K1 Smartphone to Launch in India with In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

“Other features of the OPPO K1 include a 6.4″ Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 660 processor, a 25MP selfie camera, a dual 16MP and 2MP rear-facing camera system, and a 3,600mAh battery.” OPPO’s K1 smartphone will soon launch in India, further spreading the reach of in-display fingerprint sensor technology after the device’s launch in China…

MacOS Update to Enable Touch ID Autofill on MacBooks

MacOS Update to Enable Touch ID Autofill on MacBooks

Apple is looking to further enhance the user experience on its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops with biometric authentication, allowing users to enable an autofill system on their Safari web browsers based on its Touch ID fingerprint scanning system. Pioneered in Apple’s iPhone devices starting with the iPhone 5S in 2013, the Touch ID…

2019 Will Be a Huge Year for In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

2019 Will Be a Huge Year for In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

After a lengthy parade of rumor and speculation, in-display fingerprint sensor technology finally arrived in commercial smartphones last year. It came in the wake of Apple’s launch of its Face ID facial recognition system on the iPhone X, which first marked Apple’s definitive departure away from fingerprint scanning and prompted many mobile industry observers to…

BIO-key Collaboration Delivers Timely School Safety System

BIO-key Collaboration Delivers Timely School Safety System

“The RallyPoint/IdenitiMetrics solution, including BIO-key’s finger matching technology, securely connects loved ones and will thereby have an immediate and positive impact in emergency situations.”- Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key A new trilateral partnership is aimed at using biometrics to help keep kids safe during emergency situations at schools. The principals with respect to biometric technology are…

GLOMO Nominees Include Mobile Biometrics Innovations

GLOMO Nominees Include Mobile Biometrics Innovations

This year’s Mobile World Congress is fast approaching, and accordingly the GSMA has named the nominees for its Global Mobile Awards, or GLOMO Awards. As always, technological innovation is the through line across a wide-ranging gamut of categories and nominated solutions. And as usual, some big names are in the mix: In the category of…

Samsung Galaxy S10 In-Display Fingerprint Sensor All But Confirmed

Samsung Galaxy S10 In-Display Fingerprint Sensor All But Confirmed

The Samsung Galaxy S10’s in-display fingerprint sensor is all but confirmed, thanks to newly-leaked images and discoveries in new Samsung Pay code. The latter come by way of XDA-Developers, which reports that code in the latest version of the Samsung Pay app contains “two very explicit references” to an in-display fingerprint sensor on at least…

Is Samsung Hinting at In-Display Biometrics for the Galaxy S10?

Is Samsung Hinting at In-Display Biometrics for the Galaxy S10?

Another year, another coy invitation from Samsung to its upcoming ‘Unpacked’ event, where the company will unveil its next flagship smartphone. The company’s latest invitation is even more tight-lipped about what’s in store than last year’s. At that time, Samsung’s Unpacked invitation made it pretty clear that the focus for its Galaxy S9 smartphone would…

Year in Review: Apple Has Helped Make the Case for Facial Recognition

Year in Review: Apple Has Helped Make the Case for Facial Recognition

The biometrics industry is, for the most part, grateful for Apple’s promotion of facial recognition technology, suggest the responses to one of the most timely questions in FindBiometrics’ latest Year in Review survey. Question Nine of the survey asked whether respondents agreed with the statement, “Apple’s continued commitment to facial recognition has helped demystify face…

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