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Samsung Launches New Rugged Smartphone

Samsung Launches New Rugged Smartphone

Biometrics News – Mobile Biometrics Samsung has released a rugged version of its flagship Galaxy smartphone. Dubbed the Galaxy XCover FieldPro, the new phone offers Push-to-Talk functionality that will make it easier for law enforcement officers and other professionals to stay in touch while in the field. Depending on the demands of the job, the…

Popular Password Manager Announces Face Unlock Support for Pixel 4 Users

Popular Password Manager Announces Face Unlock Support for Pixel 4 Users

LastPass has confirmed that it will be supporting face-based unlocks on Google’s Pixel 4 smartphone. The beta for the Android version of the app is currently available through the Google Play Store, and already features a new icon for the new biometric modality. LastPass has historically relied on fingerprint recognition, but the latest iteration of…

Dual Fingerprint Sensors Enable Novel Double Screen Smartphone

Dual Fingerprint Sensors Enable Novel Double Screen Smartphone

“…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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

What to Expect for the Next Apple Watch

What to Expect for the Next Apple Watch

There is growing evidence that Apple will launch new versions of its Apple Watch smartwatches alongside its new iPhones this year. One of the most solid pieces of evidence comes from filings with the Eurasian Economic Commission, or EEC – a necessary step before launching new products in the Eurasian region that has previously foreshadowed…

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…

Goodix Provides Biometric Fingerprint Sensor for Huawei Mate 20 X

Goodix Provides Biometric Fingerprint Sensor for Huawei Mate 20 X

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.…

Is FPC the Mysterious Samsung Galaxy A10s Fingerprint Sensor Supplier?

Is FPC the Mysterious Samsung Galaxy A10s Fingerprint Sensor Supplier?

“FPC’s statement indicates that while Samsung ordered (and FPC delivered) fingerprint sensors for the Galaxy A10s, there’s a chance that Samsung may have used technology from another provider for the final version of the A10s.” Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has issued a somewhat vague statement on the fingerprint sensor in Samsung’s recently unveiled Galaxy A10s smartphone.…

Pixel Owners Can Now Use Biometric Login for Google Services

Pixel Owners Can Now Use Biometric Login for Google Services

“…Google has indicated the feature will be coming to any phone running Android 7.0 (or something more recent) in the next few days, while the service will presumably make its way to services like Gmail at some point in the future.” Google has enabled biometric authentication for people trying to access Google services on Android…

Revenue Dip Continues in Synaptics’ Q4 Results

Revenue Dip Continues in Synaptics’ Q4 Results

Synaptics has issued its results for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year, ended June 30th. The quarter saw the continuation of a downward trend in revenues seen in its last quarterly update, with net revenues coming in at $295.1 million. That’s 24 percent lower than revenues in the same quarter of last year, and…

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…

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