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If the Pixel 4 Has a Biometric Fingerprint Sensor, It’s not on Its Back

If the Pixel 4 Has a Biometric Fingerprint Sensor, It’s not on Its Back

“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…

Telaeris Collaboration Brings Biometric Iris ID Reader to Access Control, Workforce Management

Telaeris Collaboration Brings Biometric Iris ID Reader to Access Control, Workforce Management

“The addition of the Telaeris XPressEntry software enables us to add important new functions for our commercial and government customers. The iCAM M300 is now ideal for virtually any use requiring mobile identity authentication.” – Mohammed Murad, VP Global Business Development and Sales Iris ID A new collaboration with mobile tracking solutions provider Telaeris has…

Asian Sensor Supplier Licenses Precise Biometrics Algorithm Software

Asian Sensor Supplier Licenses Precise Biometrics Algorithm Software

“This also confirms that our new strategy, to offer customer service, support and product development in Asia in order to strengthen our presence in local key markets, has borne fruit.” – Stefan K. Person, CEO, Precise Biometrics Precise Biometrics has established a new licensing agreement with “a leading fingerprint sensor supplier from Asia,” the company…

Will Face Biometrics Authenticate Payments on Android Q?

Will Face Biometrics Authenticate Payments on Android Q?

It looks like Google is aiming to make facial recognition a more prominent component of its Android operating system for mobile devices, according to recent teardowns of the Beta 4 version of the forthcoming Android Q. The sleuthing found references in the mobile OS’s code to face-based authentication. And while Google had implemented support for…

iPadOS Improvements Include Face ID Upgrade

iPadOS Improvements Include Face ID Upgrade

Apple has announced a new operating system for the iPad, effectively branching the software of its tablet line from that of its other mobile devices and their iOS operating system. To be clear, the new iPadOS is very much built on the foundation of iOS; but the branding change seems aimed at least in part…

Samsung Galaxy A Series Coming to Canada with In-Display Biometrics

Samsung Galaxy A Series Coming to Canada with In-Display Biometrics

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…

Smartphone Models From Japan Pick FPC For Mobile Biometrics

Smartphone Models From Japan Pick FPC For Mobile Biometrics

“This latest batch of integrations comes soon after multiple other smartphone integration announcements from Fingerprint Cards, whose biometric technology has also been incorporated into recent devices from OPPO, Honor, Sharp, and others.” Fingerprint Cards technology is being used in three new smartphone models, the company has announced. In announcing the biometrics integrations, Fingerprints did not…

Will Apple’s Touch ID Make a Full-Screen Comeback?

Will Apple’s Touch ID Make a Full-Screen Comeback?

“It would be a surprising move for Apple after the company dropped fingerprint scanning in its pivot to 3D facial recognition, but Apple has gestured in this direction in recent patents…” Analysts with Barclays have laid out some predictions for Apple’s 2019 and 2020 iPhones, and they include a potential comeback for Touch ID. The…

Samsung Enhances Fingerprint Biometrics on Galaxy A70

Samsung Enhances Fingerprint Biometrics on Galaxy A70

“It’s the second recent effort on Samsung’s part to improve fingerprint scanning after a product’s launch…” Samsung is once again enhancing the biometric capabilities of one of its smartphones through a software update. The update has been rolling out to Indian users of the Samsung Galaxy A70, one of Samsung’s first mid-range devices to benefit…

FPC Biometric Sensors Protect New Smartphones from OPPO, Honor and More

FPC Biometric Sensors Protect New Smartphones from OPPO, Honor and More

“Announced at the start of last summer, the FPC1511 is Fingerprint Cards’ most affordable fingerprint sensor yet, and has been an important component of the company’s strategy in the mobile sector… Fingerprint Cards has revealed that its biometric technology is being used in another new slate of mobile devices from multiple different smartphone brands including…

Gemalto Tech Used for Biometric Voter ID in Philippines Election

Gemalto Tech Used for Biometric Voter ID in Philippines Election

“The larger aim is to eliminate voter fraud by ensuring that each eligible citizen gets a single vote.” National and local elections are being held today in the Philippines, and biometric technology from Gemalto is playing a key role. The company has revealed that it was selected, together with domestic IT firm Nextix, to provide…

FPC Fingerprint Sensors Power Google Pixel 3a’s Biometrics

FPC Fingerprint Sensors Power Google Pixel 3a’s Biometrics

Google has launched the latest devices in its Pixel line of smartphones, and they once again feature fingerprint sensors from Fingerprint Cards. Launching just seven months after the Pixel 3, the new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are very similar devices, with one key difference: They’re priced at $399 and $479, respectively, compared to…

Several New Smartphones Launch with FPC Fingerprint Sensors

Several New Smartphones Launch with FPC Fingerprint Sensors

Fingerprint Cards has placed fingerprint sensors in a slew of new smartphones from leading mobile manufacturers. The new phones include the Kyocera Duraforce Pro2, which features the FPC1145, and the Redmi 7, which boasts the FPC1511. The FPC1511 has also been integrated into a trio of smartphones from Huawei, including the Huawei Y7 2019, the…

Suprema Fingerprint Sensor Appears in Two New AMREL Tablets

Suprema Fingerprint Sensor Appears in Two New AMREL Tablets

AMREL has deployed Suprema ID’s BM-Slim2 fingerprint sensor in a pair of rugged biometric tablets. The company has announced that Suprema’s ultra-slim FAP20 scanner is now an integral component of the BIOPTIX 10.1-inch Windows and BioSense 8-inch Android models. The BM-Slim2 is compliant with FBI PIV standards, and offers extremely reliable fingerprint authentication on a…

Sensory Announces Full Feature Release of TrulyNatural Speech Recognition

Sensory Announces Full Feature Release of TrulyNatural Speech Recognition

“Perhaps most importantly, the system is designed to operate entirely on a given device, with no need for data to be sent to an external server for processing, helping to protect end users’ privacy.” Sensory Inc. is looking to bring sophisticated speech recognition technology to a range of mobile and Internet of Things devices with…

Galaxy A80 Smartphone Continues In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics Trend

Galaxy A80 Smartphone Continues In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics Trend

Samsung has brought in-display fingerprint scanning to another of its mid-range smartphones: The Samsung Galaxy A80. It isn’t the device’s flagship feature. Rather, the A80’s focus is on a pop-up camera system that can rotate to face outward or toward the user for selfies. It’s a handy way of delivering sophisticated imaging front and back,…

BioFlex S Transforms Samsung Smartphones into Rugged Biometric Devices

BioFlex S Transforms Samsung Smartphones into Rugged Biometric Devices

AMREL has launched a new smartphone module that can turn an ordinary Samsung smartphone into a rugged biometric device. Dubbed the BioFlex S, the new solution combines a rugged AMREL case with the BioMini Slim 2 fingerprint scanner from Suprema ID, and is designed primarily for use in law enforcement. “We have created a versatile,…

Apple Watch’s ECG Biometrics Come to Hong Kong and Europe

Apple Watch’s ECG Biometrics Come to Hong Kong and Europe

“While the ECG capability is itself a significant technological advancement, it’s possible that the underlying technology could eventually be leveraged for biometric authentication, since each individual’s cardiac data is unique.” The Apple Watch’s electrocardiogram capability is now being rolled out in Europe and Hong Kong through a new software update. First unveiled along with Apple’s…

LG G8 ThinQ Introduces Hand ID Vein Biometrics

LG G8 ThinQ Introduces Hand ID Vein Biometrics

While the original announcement of LG’s next flagship smartphone made waves with its focus on 3D facial recognition, the LG G8 ThinQ has another innovative biometric system up its sleeve. Or maybe just beneath it: its new ‘Hand ID’ system is designed to scan the veins in users’ hands for authentication. The unusual approach makes…

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