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Samsung Electronics CEO Announces Surprise Resignation

Samsung Electronics CEO Announces Surprise Resignation

“In any case, Samsung appears to have re-established some pretty solid footing this year, becoming a pioneer in mobile biometrics technology with the iris scanning capabilities of its award-winning Galaxy S8 devices and the newly-released Note 8 smartphone.” Samsung Electronics’ CEO has announced his surprise resignation from the company. Oh-Hyun Kwon will leave not only…

Galaxy Note 9 To Feature Sub-Display Fingerprint Sensor: Report

Galaxy Note 9 To Feature Sub-Display Fingerprint Sensor: Report

Samsung’s next Galaxy Note device will likely feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, according to a new note to investors from KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo. The renowned analyst asserts that two compatriots of Samsung, BeyondEyes and Samsung subsidiary Samsung LSI, have already shipped samples to the company; meanwhile, Egis and California-based Synaptics are also enjoying “better…

BRIEF: How Samsung Competes With Apple as a Biometric Pioneer

BRIEF: How Samsung Competes With Apple as a Biometric Pioneer

There has been a lot of hype around Apple’s new Face ID facial recognition system, with discussions inevitably referring to the company’s pioneering of mobile fingerprint scanning with its Touch ID system, even if that system has now been abandoned on the iPhone X. But all the hype does something of a disservice to Samsung,…

Biometric Changes In Store For Samsung A-Series Smartphones: Leaks

Biometric Changes In Store For Samsung A-Series Smartphones: Leaks

A leaked image of one of Samsung’s new A-series smartphones is making the rounds, and it seems to point to a full-size screen and a bigger role for Bixby. The features are being inferred from a couple of small hints in the image, which shows the upper rear of the device. Under a camera system…

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Iris Biometrics Powered By Princeton Identity

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Iris Biometrics Powered By Princeton Identity

“[Princeton Identity] also provided iris recognition technology for the pioneering Galaxy S8 devices launched earlier this year…” Princeton Identity has officially confirmed it is the source of the Samsung Galaxy Note8‘s iris recognition technology. It isn’t a shocking revelation. Princeton Identity is a spinoff of Samsung partner SRI International, and was launched with Samsung Ventures’…

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Launches With Contactless Biometrics

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Launches With Contactless Biometrics

“The Note8’s launch comes immediately after Apple’s announcement of the iPhone X, which uses facial recognition as the sole biometric modality for user authentication.” Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 has officially launched around the world. The smartphone is the latest Samsung device to prominently feature iris recognition technology, following in the footsteps of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 devices…

Samsung Galaxy S9 Might Launch in January With Sub-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung Galaxy S9 Might Launch in January With Sub-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, is likely to debut earlier than usual with a late January launch, according to new rumors. The company has reportedly scheduled OLED display component shipments to start in November; and given that such component shipments for the Samsung Galaxy S8 started in January of this year, with that…

Iris Biometrics Made Room For Galaxy Note8’s A+ Display

Iris Biometrics Made Room For Galaxy Note8’s A+ Display

“With fingerprint sensors now considered a standard feature on contemporary smartphones, the full-size display of the Note8 is facilitated in part by the device’s use of iris recognition as the primary means of user authentication.” Samsung’s new Note smartphone isn’t out yet, but it’s already getting strong accolades from DisplayMate Technologies, a standards testing organization…

Bank of America Explores Iris Biometrics For User Authentication

Bank of America Explores Iris Biometrics For User Authentication

Bank of America is exploring the idea of using the iris scanning capabilities of Samsung’s newer smartphones to authenticate its mobile banking customers, reports American Banker. The plan is to have about 1,500 employees of Bank of America and Samsung test the iris authentication system in a six-week trial. The bank says that it’s exploring…

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…

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,…

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…

How Will Biometrics Feature On The Galaxy Note 8?

How Will Biometrics Feature On The Galaxy Note 8?

Allegedly leaked renders of the forthcoming Galaxy Note 8 smartphone depict a device with an extra-large display, a USB-C port, and, of course, an attached holster for its stylus. The renders indicate that, like the Samsung Galaxy S8, the device will have almost no bezel, and will sport an AMOLED screen with an 18.5:9 aspect…

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…

Will The Galaxy Note 8 Have an In-Display Fingerprint Sensor?

Will The Galaxy Note 8 Have an In-Display Fingerprint Sensor?

Samsung may be working to implement in-display fingerprint scanning in its next major mobile device, suggest new images purported to depict the Galaxy Note 8. The images were posted by tech gadget leaker Poyoco Tech, and show a smartphone with a full-size display on the front, like the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S8. But unlike that…

FaceSense Turns Facial Recognition into VR User Interface

FaceSense Turns Facial Recognition into VR User Interface

An experimental technology lab within Samsung has come up with a new virtual reality system, called FaceSense, that relies on facial biometrics for user interaction. The system assesses changes in expression and gaze, as well as basic voice commands – “home”, “back”, “cancel”, and “select” – to intuit how users navigate VR worlds. It was…

Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Not Ready For Payments: Report

Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Not Ready For Payments: Report

Samsung won’t use facial recognition to confirm Samsung Pay payments anytime soon, reports The Korea Herald. While Samsung’s newest flagship smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, use the technology together with iris scanning for device unlocking, a source from within the company reportedly told the newspaper that the facial recognition technology will not be…

Samsung’s Mutlimodal Biometric Smartphones Hit The Market

Samsung’s Mutlimodal Biometric Smartphones Hit The Market

“While the full-size display is the most eye-grabbing feature of the S8, its biometric capabilities will also come as notable enhancements over previous Samsung smartphones…” Samsung has officially released its new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and the S8+, in the US, Puerto Rico, Canada, and South Korea. For industry watchers and smartphone enthusiasts, the…

Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Biometrics Courtesy of Princeton Identity

Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Biometrics Courtesy of Princeton Identity

“Princeton Identity was also the supplier of the iris scanning technology in the Galaxy Note7, Samsung’s aborted first effort in mobile iris scanning.” The iris scanning functionality of Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy smartphones is powered by Princeton Identity technology, the biometrics specialist has announced. For those who have followed Samsung’s efforts in mobile biometrics over the past…

Mastercard Identity Check Compatible With Samsung Galaxy Iris Biometrics

Mastercard Identity Check Compatible With Samsung Galaxy Iris Biometrics

“Now available in numerous major markets including the US, Canada, and much of Europe, Identity Check already supported fingerprint and facial recognition…” With Samsung having only just officially unveiled its new Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices, Mastercard is highlighting how the devices’ iris scanning functionality can be used to make mobile purchases more convenient. In…

Samsung Puts Strong Emphasis on Convenient and Secure Galaxy S8 Biometrics

Samsung Puts Strong Emphasis on Convenient and Secure Galaxy S8 Biometrics

As it starts to promote its new flagship devices in earnest, Samsung is putting a strong emphasis on the security and convenience offered by the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The stars of the show are, of course, iris scanning and facial recognition. Samsung says that the latter will actually improve with use, learning to recognize…

Samsung Launches Galaxy S8 With Finger, Face and Iris Biometrics

Samsung Launches Galaxy S8 With Finger, Face and Iris Biometrics

Samsung has officially unveiled its newest flagship smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8+. And as anticipated, the devices offer multimodal biometric authentication capabilities, supporting fingerprint, iris, and facial recognition. Two of those modalities have long been expected. Fingerprint scanning is now a standard feature on upper-range contemporary smartphones; and after first trying to…

Leaks Suggest Galaxy S8 Fingerprint Sensor Will Be Next To Camera

Leaks Suggest Galaxy S8 Fingerprint Sensor Will Be Next To Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S8’s fingerprint sensor will be positioned right next to its camera, suggest new images of the device tweeted last night by mobile reporter Evan Blass. The images show three different color models of the smartphone, each from the front, side, and back. As many had anticipated, almost the entire front side of…

Is Selfie Authentication Coming to Samsung Pay?

Is Selfie Authentication Coming to Samsung Pay?

Samsung’s next flagship smartphone will not only use facial recognition for device unlocking, but will also link it to transaction verification on Samsung Pay, reports Bloomberg Technology. The news follows recent reports indicating that Samsung was planning to complement the forthcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone‘s iris scanning functionality with facial recognition, in an effort to improve…

Samsung Completes Acquisition of Connected Car Components Maker

Samsung Completes Acquisition of Connected Car Components Maker

“…Harman in particular has also explored biometric technology, an area of growing interest to Samsung.” Samsung Electronics has completed its acquisition of Harman, a connected car components maker. The purchase was first announced last autumn, signalling a significant investment into the smart car market for Samsung. The deal was valued at approximately $8 billion dollars; in…

Samsung Pay Officially Launches in India

Samsung Pay Officially Launches in India

“The platform arrives in the country at an awkward time. IDFC Bank has just launched its Aadhaar Pay mobile app, allowing merchants to accept payments on their smartphones without the need for customers to use their own smartphone or even a payment card.” Samsung has officially launched its mPayment platform in India. The development arrives…

Face Recognition Added to Galaxy S8 Biometric Arsenal

Face Recognition Added to Galaxy S8 Biometric Arsenal

Samsung is planning to incorporate facial recognition into the forthcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, reports The Korea Economic Daily. The feature will complement iris scanning in the device’s overall biometric authentication process. While Samsung had previously been keen to push the enhanced security of iris scanning on its aborted Note7 smartphone last year, a company official…

Samsung Pay India Now in Early Access

Samsung Pay India Now in Early Access

“Users can register now for the Early Access program, and will be able to give it a try before the service’s official launch…” It looks like Samsung Pay – Samsung’s biometrically secured mobile wallet – is about to arrive in India. Signs first emerged earlier this year, when an Android update brought the Samsung Pay…

Looks Like Iris Scanning is Coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S8

Looks Like Iris Scanning is Coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S8

“…the iris scanning will pick up where the failed Note7 left off, fulfilling Samsung’s vision of becoming the pioneer of mobile iris scanning…” The Samsung Galaxy S8 will have an iris scanner that can be used for biometric phone unlocking and transaction verification, reports The Guardian. It’s something close to a confirmation of speculation that…

Android Nougat Supports Samsung Pass on Galaxy S7

Android Nougat Supports Samsung Pass on Galaxy S7

Samsung started bringing the latest version of Google’s Android operating system to its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge this week. And among Android Nougat’s new features is support for a biometric identification platform. Called Samsung Pass, the system was first announced last August. It’s meant to act as a kind of digital master key for…

Rumor Stokes Speculation on Samsung Galaxy S8 Biometrics

Rumor Stokes Speculation on Samsung Galaxy S8 Biometrics

Rumor has it that Samsung has finalized the specifications of the company’s next flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S8. GSMArena and The Mobile Indian are both reporting that the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus will eschew a physical home button, allowing the display on each device to take up most of the real estate…

Biometric Authentication Plays Key Role in Radical Samsung Patents

Biometric Authentication Plays Key Role in Radical Samsung Patents

“Both devices offer touch-based interfaces and, perhaps more striking, they both use biometric authentication to control who is allowed to unfold or unroll them.” Samsung appears to be increasingly intent on incorporating biometric authentication into even its most experimental technologies, if new patents reported by Patently Mobile offer any indication. The patents concern foldable and…

Samsung Notebook 9 Integrations ‘an Important Milestone’ for FPC

Samsung Notebook 9 Integrations ‘an Important Milestone’ for FPC

New laptop devices from Samsung feature built-in fingerprint sensors care of Fingerprint Cards. The 13.3″ and 15″ models of the Notebook 9 devices each use the FPC1025 sensor model. The integrations will let users take advantage of the Windows Hello biometric authentication system built into Windows 10. While the Notebook 9 aren’t the first devices…

Precise Biometrics Confirms Samsung Rumors in Strong Q3 Report

Precise Biometrics Confirms Samsung Rumors in Strong Q3 Report

Precise Biometrics has issued its latest quarterly report and it’s a strong one. Perhaps the biggest news to come out of the update is CEO Håkan Persson’s confirmation that Samsung System LSI Business, with which Precise Biometrics recently entered into a licensing agreement, “is now moving into the market for fingerprint sensors” – a subject of…

Egis Sensor Integrated Into New Samsung Galaxy Smartphones

Egis Sensor Integrated Into New Samsung Galaxy Smartphones

“Egis smartphone sensors have previously been used in other mid-range Samsung devices including the Samsung Galaxy A5 and C7.” Egis biometric technology is once again being used in new Samsung smartphones. The company has announced that its ET510 fingerprint sensor is being used in the new Samsung Galaxy ON5 and ON7 smartphones. The ET510 is…

Precise Biometrics Announces Licensing Agreement With Samsung

Precise Biometrics Announces Licensing Agreement With Samsung

“…Precise Biometrics says the agreement’s annual support and maintenance fee should generate revenues starting in Q4 of this year…” Precise Biometrics has just snagged what is perhaps its most high-profile client yet in the smartphone sector. It has entered into a licensing agreement with Samsung, through the latter’s System LSI Business. The deal is based…

Samsung Electronics Addresses Note7 Recall In Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders

Samsung Electronics Addresses Note7 Recall In Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders

Samsung Electronics is looking to get back on track after its Galaxy Note7 fiasco. In addition to other business developments concerning a spinoff of its printing division and the appointment of a new board member, the company’s leadership addressed the issue of its aborted smartphone in a recent Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders. The Galaxy Note7…

Samsung Patent Links Swipe Scan to App Access

Samsung Patent Links Swipe Scan to App Access

Samsung may be planning to integrate fingerprint scanning more deeply into the user interface of its next smartphone, a newly published patent filing suggests. The patent details a system that would let users swipe a smartphone’s fingerprint sensor to directly access certain apps. A form of this concept recently emerged in Google’s new Pixel smartphones,…

Is Samsung Pay Coming to Canada Next Week?

Is Samsung Pay Coming to Canada Next Week?

Canadians will soon be scanning their fingerprints – and eventually their irises – for Samsung Pay transactions, reports AndroidCentral. To be clear, it hasn’t been officially announced by Samsung. The news came via a Twitter user who asked Samsung when the service would launch in Canada, and took a screenshot of a reply indicating that it…

Samsung Pay Coming To Malaysia, Russia, and Thailand in 2016

Samsung Pay Coming To Malaysia, Russia, and Thailand in 2016

Samsung is extending the reach of its mobile payment service online and in real life. Looking to the latter, the company says it will launch Samsung Pay in Malaysia, Russia, and Thailand by the end of the year. Apple Pay launched in Russia earlier this month, but Samsung Pay could leapfrog ahead by debuting in Malaysia…

Samsung Galaxy S8 to Feature Iris Scanner, Dual-Lens Camera: Report

Samsung Galaxy S8 to Feature Iris Scanner, Dual-Lens Camera: Report

With its Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone now on permanent hiatus, Samsung is looking ahead to the release of the Galaxy S8, its next flagship device. As The Korea Herald reports, the Galaxy S8 is expected to feature a dual-lens camera, à la the iPhone 7. That should help its lens suppliers make up for losses…

News Roundup: Experts on Biometrics and Mobility

News Roundup: Experts on Biometrics and Mobility

Last week at FindBiometrics we took a look at what to expect from the upcoming Samsung SDS America biometrics and mobility FinServe webinar while Fingerprint Cards made big headlines, national ID projects were in the news, and information started to surface about the upcoming Money20/20 conference. Here is a look back on the top stories…

Samsung Halts Sales and Exchanges of Iris Scanning Smartphone

Samsung Halts Sales and Exchanges of Iris Scanning Smartphone

“It’s a sad end for what had been a promising device, but mobile iris scanning is unlikely to die with the Note7.” Samsung is putting a halt to sales and exchanges of its Galaxy Note7 smartphones. The device initially launched in Korea in August, with a global rollout following soon after. It had generated considerable…

News Roundup: Fingerprints, FinTech and Healthcare

News Roundup: Fingerprints, FinTech and Healthcare

Last week at FindBiometrics fingerprint biometric upgrades and integrations took the spotlight while FinTech, contactless modalities, and healthcare biometrics rounded out the industry news coverage. Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity management: Samsung Samsung Electronics was named among the world’s best brands last week as the clock ticked…

Samsung Named One of World’s Best Brands Ahead of Major Biometrics Webinar

Samsung Named One of World’s Best Brands Ahead of Major Biometrics Webinar

Interbrand has named Samsung Electronics one of the world’s best brands, with the company placing seventh in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2016 rankings. The company was lauded for its year-on-year growth in brand value, which has tripled over the past five years. Its efforts in delivering innovative services and products, as exemplified in its iris-scanning…

Iris Scanning Galaxy Note7 Goes Back On Sale in Korea

Iris Scanning Galaxy Note7 Goes Back On Sale in Korea

“The replacement devices went on sale in South Korea this past Saturday, with Samsung arranging public demos of the Galaxy Note7 the night before.” Samsung is proceeding with the relaunch of its Galaxy Note7 smartphones. The move is part of the company’s enormous recall effort in the wake of reports that some users’ smartphones were exploding while…

News Roundup: Samsung Teams Up With Mobile ID World

News Roundup: Samsung Teams Up With Mobile ID World

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Law Enforcement Biometrics Month to a close while announcing the next big biometrics industry webinar, co-hosted by Samsung SDS America and our sister site Mobile ID World. Meanwhile, the industry news had us talking about under-glass fingerprints sensors, biometrics powered payments, and the newly announced candidate in exclusive talks…

INTERVIEW: Samsung SDS America’s Approach to Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Samsung SDS America’s Approach to Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed  Richard Lobovsky, VP of Financial Services Solutions, and Shankar Saibabu, Director of Financial Services Solutions Architecture, Samsung SDS America, Inc. The conversation is an in depth examination of Samsung SDS America’s approach to biometrics. It begins with a discussion of the company’s recently launched FIDO Certified biometric authentication solution. It goes on to…

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