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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…

Goodix Supplies In-Display Biometrics for Huawei P30 Smartphones

Goodix Supplies In-Display Biometrics for Huawei P30 Smartphones

Huawei has a new flagship phone, and Goodix‘s fingerprints are all over it. The new Huawei P30, and the larger P30 Pro, is the latest high-profile smartphone to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. And China-based Goodix is once again the supplier of Huawei’s biometric technology, further cementing its leading position in a mobile market that…

FPC Biometrics Featured on a Slew of New Smartphones

FPC Biometrics Featured on a Slew of New Smartphones

“The new batch of integrations highlights the continuing importance of the mobile biometrics market to Fingerprints’ business, even as the company seeks to expand into new areas such as biometric payment cards.” A slew of new smartphones feature Fingerprint Cards‘ biometric technology, the company has announced. The devices come from a range of smartphone brands.…

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…

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