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LG V30 to Feature Always-On Face and Voice Recognition

LG V30 to Feature Always-On Face and Voice Recognition

LG’s next flagship device, the V30 smartphone, will feature always-on facial and voice recognition, enabling hands-free biometric unlock for users. The former feature, at least, appears to anticipate Apple’s next iPhone, with rumors swirling that that device will feature a facial recognition feature (called ‘Pearl ID’) that could scan users’ faces even when it’s lying…

Fingerprint Cards Tech Used in a New Phone From Bkav

Fingerprint Cards Tech Used in a New Phone From Bkav

Fingerprint Cards technology is being used in a new phone from Bkav. The company has announced that the Vietnam-based company’s BPhone 2017 features an FPC1155 fingerprint sensor. This appears to be FPC’s first integration with Bkav. Founded in 1995, the latter has established itself primarily as a network and software security specialist. It launched its…

Fingerprint Cards Provides Biometrics For Sharp Aquos S2

Fingerprint Cards Provides Biometrics For Sharp Aquos S2

A new Sharp smartphone features biometric authentication technology from Fingerprint Cards. An FPC1145 sensor powers the fingerprint scanning of the Sharp Aquos S2, FPC has revealed. It’s the same sensor model used in Sharp’s previous phone, the Z3, which was announced earlier this year. Sharp also integrated the FPC1145 into last year’s Aquos Zeta SH-04H and…

T-Mobile’s Revvl Smartphone Makes Consumer Biometrics Affordable

T-Mobile’s Revvl Smartphone Makes Consumer Biometrics Affordable

Another new smartphone is helping to popularize fingerprint scanning across the lower end of the price spectrum: T-Mobile’s Revvl is now available from the MNO for only $125. Other features of the phone include a 5.5″ HD display, a 5MP front camera and 13MP rear camera, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. The…

NovaTeqni to Provide Biometric Tech for Mobizent

NovaTeqni to Provide Biometric Tech for Mobizent

Calgary-based NovaTeqni has been contracted to provide biometric technology for New Jersey-based enterprise mobile solutions provider Mobizent. The latter has ordered NovaTeqni’s MobiCHKII rugged biometric handheld devices, which use fingerprints and smart cards for authentication in the field. The companies say that Mobizent will market the MobiCHK devices in the US and in India, where…

CrucialTec CEO Says In-Display Sensor Tech is ‘Fully Ready’

CrucialTec CEO Says In-Display Sensor Tech is ‘Fully Ready’

As the race toward in-display fingerprint sensors continues, CrucialTec is insisting it’s a key competitor. In a new interview with The Korea Herald, CrucialTec CEO Charles Ahn asserts that his company’s Display Fingerprint Solution (“DFS”) “is fully ready,” and that his company is “in talks with the world’s leading display manufacturers to see the first…

Samsung Leader 8 Brings Fingerprint Authentication To The Flip Phone

Samsung Leader 8 Brings Fingerprint Authentication To The Flip Phone

The flip phone is making a comeback in China thanks to a new dual-screen device from Samsung. It isn’t some back-to-basics flip phone. Called the Samsung G-9298 (or ‘Leader 8’), the device has a 4.2″ screen on the inside, and another 4.2″ screen on the outside. It supports wireless charging and Samsung Pay, and features an…

Leaked Images Show In-Display Fingerprint Sensor on Vivo Xplay 7

Leaked Images Show In-Display Fingerprint Sensor on Vivo Xplay 7

Leaked images suggest that Vivo’s next flagship smartphone will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. The images appear to show slides from a presentation on an upcoming Vivo device labelled “Xplay 7”. The slides depict a smartphone with small bezels and a large screen, with a circular digital button – possibly depicting a fingerprint shape, though…

Fingerprint Cards Sensors Featured on Moto G5S and G5S Plus

Fingerprint Cards Sensors Featured on Moto G5S and G5S Plus

New devices from the Lenovo-owned Moto mobile brand feature biometric technology from Fingerprint Cards. The fingerprint sensor specialist has announced that its FPC1035 sensor model is being used in Moto’s G5S and G5S Plus smartphones. Moto is a frequent customer of FPC, with two other integrations having been announced last month alone, in the Z2…

Credence ID Wins Frost & Sullivan’s 2017 Global New Product Innovation Award

Credence ID Wins Frost & Sullivan’s 2017 Global New Product Innovation Award

Credence ID has won Frost & Sullivan’s 2017 Global New Product Innovation Award. The award was given in recognition of the CredenceTAB, a tablet device first announced by Credence ID last year. The tablet features a built-in FBI PIV FAP 30 fingerprint sensor, a smart card reader, an MRZ reader, and eDocument reading capabilities. In…

Chincotech Preparing 3D Facial Recognition Field Tests

Chincotech Preparing 3D Facial Recognition Field Tests

Tokyo-based Chincotech is getting ready to start trial field tests of a biometric authentication solution that it says is 99.9 percent accurate. The system combines voice and 3D facial recognition for user authentication via mobile devices. It attained its high accuracy rate in lab tests, with Chincotech now preparing field tests with two unnamed banking…

Financial ID Briefing: The Terrible Fear of Banking Fraud

Financial ID Briefing: The Terrible Fear of Banking Fraud

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Bank Fraud Versus Terrorism When It comes to collective nightmares shared by the American people, a new survey from FICO suggests that banking fraud and identity theft rank higher on the…

FPC Sensor Featured on Pro Gaming Mouse

FPC Sensor Featured on Pro Gaming Mouse

Fingerprint Cards continues to make inroads into the PC market with a new mouse device featuring one of its fingerprint sensors. The company has announced that its FPC1025 sensor model is being used in the Y720 mouse, by Blasoul, which FPC described in a statement as a “Chinese brand of professional gaming devices”. FPC has…

Samsung Galaxy S9 Enters In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Race

Samsung Galaxy S9 Enters In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Race

Samsung’s next Galaxy device will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, according to new leaks. The rumors, which appear to originate from anonymous industry sources in South Korea, suggest that even though the Samsung Galaxy S9 is not expected to be released until early next year, Samsung has already more or less finalized its screen design,…

Digital Barriers Offers Facial Recognition Tech to Aid In Search for Missing Persons

Digital Barriers Offers Facial Recognition Tech to Aid In Search for Missing Persons

Digital Barriers has announced that it will provide its facial recognition technology at no cost to police and government authorities in the UK to aid in the search for missing persons. The news comes very soon after Digital Barriers’ launch of facial recognition technology for police body cameras, enabling live scans in the field as…

Could Sharp Actually Beat Apple To The In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Finish Line?

Could Sharp Actually Beat Apple To The In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Finish Line?

It looks like Sharp’s next big smartphone is going to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. That’s what leaked images suggest, at least, as they depict a smartphone with a full-size screen coming in at about 5.5″, with no discernible fingerprint sensor on the rear of the device, or anywhere else. The device, dubbed the Aquos…

New Xiaomi and Moto Phones Feature Fingerprint Cards Sensors

New Xiaomi and Moto Phones Feature Fingerprint Cards Sensors

“Xiaomi has launched multiple smartphones this year featuring FPC sensors, including the Mi Mix, the Mi 6, and the Mi Max 2, the last of which also featured the FPC1035 sensor model.” Fingerprint Cards‘ biometric sensor technology is being used in new devices from two different smartphone makers. The company has announced that the Xiaomi…

OT-Morpho’s License2Go Leverages Biometric Verification

OT-Morpho’s License2Go Leverages Biometric Verification

“The License2Go system is designed to leverage the user’s smartphone camera for facial recognition, allowing for online verification applications.” A new smartphone app is designed to digitize identification documents like driver licenses. Called License2Go, the app is designed by OT-Morpho. It works in conjunction with another app designed for ID verification, allowing authorities to wirelessly check…

LG Q8 Features An FPC1035 Sensor

LG Q8 Features An FPC1035 Sensor

Another new smartphone from LG will feature biometric technology from Fingerprint Cards. The LG Q8 features an FPC1035 sensor. It’s the same sensor model used in multiple recent devices from LG, including the G6 Plus, G5, V20, and LG X, suggesting the company is highly satisfied with the the solution. The integration’s announcement comes soon…

Financial ID Briefing: Biometrics Power Alibaba’s Cashless Cafe

Financial ID Briefing: Biometrics Power Alibaba’s Cashless Cafe

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Biometrics Power Alibaba’s Cashless Cafe Facial recognition, QR codes, and mobile tech combined to transform the retail experience at an experimental cafe run by Alibaba at the Taobao Maker Festival. Alibaba’s…

Fingerprint Cards and Qualcomm Enter New Partnership

Fingerprint Cards and Qualcomm Enter New Partnership

Fingerprint Cards and Qualcomm have entered into a new partnership that will see the latter integrate FPC capacitive sensors into its low- and mid-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon microprocessors for mobile devices. More specifically, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 210, 212, 425, 427, 430, and 435 microprocessors will integrate FPC1028 touch sensors. In a statement announcing the partnership, FPC described…

Blippar Expands Live Facial Recognition Beyond Celebrities

Blippar Expands Live Facial Recognition Beyond Celebrities

Blippar users can now sign on for live facial recognition through their smartphones using the company’s eponymous app. The feature, called Halos, was first announced toward the end of 2016, when Blippar enabled a facial recognition feature on its AR app that was restricted to public figures, who users could identify with their smartphone cameras.…

Apple Granted Patent For Touch ID Emergency Alert System

Apple Granted Patent For Touch ID Emergency Alert System

Apple has been granted a patent for a system that would let users discreetly alert authorities in an emergency using the iPhone’s Touch ID fingerprint scanning feature. By analyzing the specific manner in which Touch ID is used, the system essentially turns it into a panic button. Apple’s patent explains how the system could look…

TSB Bank To Enable Iris Biometrics Login To Mobile App

TSB Bank To Enable Iris Biometrics Login To Mobile App

UK-based TSB Bank is set to become the first bank in Europe to embrace mobile iris scanning for mobile app login. The login feature for the bank’s mobile app starting this September, allowing users of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones to access their accounts via iris scan. In announcing the new login feature, the…

BRIEF: Meet Aadhaar, the World’s Most Ambitious National ID Program

BRIEF: Meet Aadhaar, the World’s Most Ambitious National ID Program

India’s Aadhaar is the world’s most ambitious national ID program. It’s affiliated with a larger, ongoing initiative called Digital India, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched in 2015 to help push India towards a more digital economy; and it’s administrated by the Unique Identification Authority of India, or UIDAI, a government agency that predates the…

Indian Gov’t Launches Mobile Version of National Biometric ID

Indian Gov’t Launches Mobile Version of National Biometric ID

The Unique Identification Authority of India has launched a mobile app for the country’s national biometric ID program. The mAadhaar app is essentially a mobile version of an Aadhaar card, containing the same biographic and biometric information. It can only be downloaded to the same SIM card registered with a given user’s Aadhaar, and it…

New Tech Brings Live Facial Recognition to Police Body Cameras

New Tech Brings Live Facial Recognition to Police Body Cameras

Digital Barriers has launched what it calls the world’s first live facial recognition system for body cameras. It’s called SmartVis Identifier, and is based in part on Digital Barriers’ EdgeVis platform, which enables live facial recognition against watch lists via smartphone camera streams. SmartVis brings that concept to Digital Barriers’ body-worn cameras aimed at police…

Seeing AI App Helps Blind Users Recognize Faces

Seeing AI App Helps Blind Users Recognize Faces

A new app that describes what an iPhone’s camera can see could prove useful to blind and visually impaired users. Called Seeing AI, the app uses computer vision to provide descriptive aid to users. It can read documents and scan barcodes, beeping at an increasing rate to let users know when their camera is getting…

Pramati Technologies Announces ThumbSignIn App

Pramati Technologies Announces ThumbSignIn App

Pramati Technologies has announced a new security solution that allows companies to leverage users’ smartphone fingerprint scanners for authentication. Called ThumbSignIn, it’s a SaaS platform for mobile and web apps. The system ensures that biometric authentication is done entirely on the user’s device, with no biometric data stored on a server. ThumbSignIn SDKs are available…

Is The Mobile Biometrics Revolution Entering a New Phase?

Is The Mobile Biometrics Revolution Entering a New Phase?

Fingerprint sensors are now more or less standard features on contemporary smartphones, thanks to a revolution spearheaded by Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanning system back in 2013. Some analysts go so far as to predict that by 2020, all smartphones shipped will come equipped with such technology. But the mobile biometrics revolution is not stopping…

Vivo X9S & X9S Plus Each Feature an FPC1245 Fingerprint Sensor

Vivo X9S & X9S Plus Each Feature an FPC1245 Fingerprint Sensor

Fingerprint Cards technology is being used in a new pair of smartphones from Vivo: The X9S and X9S Plus each feature an FPC1245 fingerprint sensor. Vivo is a longtime customer of FPC, having integrated its fingerprint sensors into numerous devices including last year’s X6 and X6 Plus, and the X7 and X7 Plus. The latest…

Samsung Flow Update Allows For Windows PC Login Via Galaxy Biometrics

Samsung Flow Update Allows For Windows PC Login Via Galaxy Biometrics

Owners of Samsung’s Galaxy S6, S7, and S8 smartphones can now use their fingerprint scanners to unlock their Windows 10 PCs and laptops. The functionality arrives via an update to Samsung Flow, an app designed to let users easily transition between devices by syncing apps. For example, a user can easily switch from Twitter or…

Samsung’s Iris Scanning Handset Wins ‘Best Smartphone’ at Asia Mobile Awards

Samsung’s Iris Scanning Handset Wins ‘Best Smartphone’ at Asia Mobile Awards

“While [the Galaxy Note7] had been intended to pioneer mobile iris scanning, the Galaxy S8 has seen that goal through, with Samsung aiming to make iris-based authentication an increasingly important component of its device-based payments ecosystem.” The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have together won in the Best Smartphone category of this year’s 2017 Asia…

New Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors use Ultrasonic Tech for Fingerprint Imaging

New Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors use Ultrasonic Tech for Fingerprint Imaging

Qualcomm has announced a new line of fingerprint sensors that can scan through glass, metal, and mobile displays. The new Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors use ultrasonic technology for fingerprint imaging. Qualcomm says they can scan through up to 1200 µm of an OLED display, 800 µm of cover glass, and 650 µm of aluminum. The sensor can…

AGM X1 Boasts Waterproof Fingerprint ID

AGM X1 Boasts Waterproof Fingerprint ID

“On its website, AGM asserts that its X1 device features a waterproof fingerprint sensor, as well as other outdoor-use features including IP68 water and dust resistance, and a titanium alloy frame.” A Fingerprint Cards sensor is being used in a new device from AGM Mobile, a Samoa-based developer of smartphones designed for outdoor use. Its…

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Roundup

June is coming to a close and with it Consumer Biometrics Month must also end. Over the past four weeks, FindBiometrics has dedicated its featured articles, industry news, and expert guest content to examining the everyday biometrics that have taken post-password security into the mainstream. Take a look back on the highlights of Consumer Biometrics…

The Biometrics Industry Converges on Money20/20 Europe

The Biometrics Industry Converges on Money20/20 Europe

We are reporting live from Copenhagen at Money20/20 Europe this week, where the biometrics industry has converged to help usher in the future of identity in FinTech. Biometric Payment Cards As expected, biometric payment cards are taking up a big share of the security spotlight at Money20/20 Europe, with OT-Morpho and IDEX both making conference…

OnePlus 5 Features FPC Biometric Sensor

OnePlus 5 Features FPC Biometric Sensor

“OnePlus is … sticking with a favorite FPC sensor, once again using an FPC1245 model in its new OnePlus 5 device after previously integrating the sensor into its OnePlus 3T.” Fingerprint Cards has announced multiple new smartphone integrations of its biometric sensors, including two repeat customers and one new one. Meitu’s new M8 device features…

Consumer Biometrics Month: 4 Easy End User Experiences

Consumer Biometrics Month: 4 Easy End User Experiences

Consumer biometrics hinge on premium user experience. While the proposition of biometrics has always been higher security with greater convenience, the second half of that equation weighs heavier when it comes to consumer adoption. Fingerprint or selfie based security on a given device must be more convenient and comfortable to use than a password, PIN,…

Report: 90 Percent of Consumers Believe Biometric Security is More Effective Than Passwords

Report: 90 Percent of Consumers Believe Biometric Security is More Effective Than Passwords

Mastercard and researchers from the University of Oxford’s Department of Computer Science have teamed up to help financial services executives deliver biometric security to their customers. The effort is based on research pointing to an important obstacle: While consumers appear ready to embrace biometric security, bank executives are somewhat at a loss as to how…

Huawei Honor 9 Features an FPC1264 Fingerprint Sensor

Huawei Honor 9 Features an FPC1264 Fingerprint Sensor

Huawei is once again using Fingerprint Cards‘  biometric technology in a new smartphone. The Huawei Honor 9 features an FPC1264 fingerprint sensor. This is yet another Huawei integration of FPC sensor technology. The Huawei Honor Magic, launched toward the end of last year, used an FPC1268 sensor; and the Honor 8 device from last autumn…

Hitachi Mobile Breathalyzer System Uses Facial Recognition to Verify Sober Drivers

Hitachi Mobile Breathalyzer System Uses Facial Recognition to Verify Sober Drivers

Hitachi is working on a breathalyzer system that uses facial recognition to ensure a car’s driver is the one being tested for alcohol consumption. The system is designed for use with a smartphone. A compact breath analysis device is attached to a given subject’s smartphone, and can then leverage the phone’s built-in camera to scan…

New ATM Uses Mobile Facial Recognition For Authentication

New ATM Uses Mobile Facial Recognition For Authentication

“The companies are showing off the new system at this week’s Digital Banking conference in Texas, and will perform a real world pilot in collaboration with Banco Popular de Puerto Rico this summer. “ Samsung SDS America and Diebold Nixdorf are getting ready to roll out a new ATM that lets customers withdraw money using…

BRIEF: The Coming Iris Recognition Revolution

BRIEF: The Coming Iris Recognition Revolution

In 2013, Apple introduced its first smartphone to feature a fingerprint scanning system, Touch ID. Just a few years later, fingerprint scanning technology can be found in smartphones from a wide range of device makers, and is increasingly finding its way onto other devices like tablets and laptops. Apple, as perhaps the top prestige brand…

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Primer

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Primer

June is Consumer Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, during which we are placing a featured focus on the everyday biometry shaping lives, locking doors, and protecting accounts. To kick things off right we have compiled a primer to bring you up to speed on some of the major themes we will be examining in our coverage…

SensibleVision Claims First Mobile Solution for 3D Facial Recognition, Multi-Factor Authentication

SensibleVision Claims First Mobile Solution for 3D Facial Recognition, Multi-Factor Authentication

Biometric authentication solutions developer SensibleVision has announced a new facial recognition system for a new generation of mobile devices. Called 3DVerify, the company says it’s the first such system to be designed specifically for use with 3D cameras while supporting multi-factor authentication. While there are now numerous mobile facial recognition solutions on the market, 3DVerify anticipates…

Blockchain and Biometrics-Focused Mobile Banking Startup Opens Silicon Valley HQ

Blockchain and Biometrics-Focused Mobile Banking Startup Opens Silicon Valley HQ

A mobile banking startup offering services based on biometrics and blockchain auditing is expanding with a new office in San Francisco. The city is now Humaniq’s US headquarters. The startup’s aim is to launch a new kind of bank that operates entirely through a user’s mobile device, aimed specifically at the world’s unbanked population. The system…

Japanese Cigarette Scam Highlights Limits of Apply Pay Security

Japanese Cigarette Scam Highlights Limits of Apply Pay Security

Japanese authorities are investigating what appears to be the country’s first case of fraud using Apple Pay, reports The Japan Times. The incident occurred in March, when four Chinese nationals loaded stolen credit card details onto two iPhones to buy 981 cartons of cigarettes. Remarkably, this was done at a convenience store, and despite the…

Iris ID Tech Adopted for Military Communications

Iris ID Tech Adopted for Military Communications

“The tablets are designed to offer encrypted, high-speed communications between troops in the field and administrators at headquarters, and will now use Iris ID’s R-100 camera and IrisAccelerator matching software to authenticate soldiers’ identities…” Soldiers could soon be using Iris ID technology to enable secure communications from the battlefield. The company has announced that its…

Financial ID Briefing: Naked Payments Are Coming To The Middle East

Financial ID Briefing: Naked Payments Are Coming To The Middle East

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. LG Pay Launches in South Korea After years of speculation and waiting, a new mobile payments platform entered the pay-with-your phone market in South Korea last week. LG Pay, the long-rumored…

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