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Samsung Notebook 7 Spin Features Windows Hello Biometric Security

Samsung Notebook 7 Spin Features Windows Hello Biometric Security

“Supported by the Windows Hello platform embedded in the Windows 10 operating system, the sensor enables biometric user authentication, offering a considerable security advantage over traditional password-based login.” Samsung has announced a new notebook device sporting stylus support and biometric security. Perhaps the most distinctive feature of the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin is its 360-degree…

New Samsung Patent Shows Biometrically Secured Digital Scroll

New Samsung Patent Shows Biometrically Secured Digital Scroll

Samsung continues to explore unusual device form factors and biometric security in a patent just published on the World Intellectual Property Organization database. The patent covers a design for a scroll – as in, paper rolled around a stick – only instead of paper it’s a digital screen. Taking a cue from those boxes of…

New Samsung, LG Notebooks Feature FPC Fingerprint Sensors

New Samsung, LG Notebooks Feature FPC Fingerprint Sensors

Fingerprint Cards biometric technology is being used in multiple new devices from some big-name brands. One of them is Samsung, whose new Notebook 9 Pen notebook device features an embedded FPC1025 fingerprint sensor. The sensor complements an infrared camera, allowing for both fingerprint and facial recognition via the device’s Windows Hello user authentication system. Meanwhile,…

Galaxy S9 In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Looks Increasingly Likely

Galaxy S9 In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Looks Increasingly Likely

The next phone in Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S line might be the first such commercial device to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. Speculation to that effect has been catalyzed by an announcement yesterday from Synaptics, one of the world’s top fingerprint sensor specialists, that its in-display technology had entered mass production and will be showcased…

Is Iris Recognition Coming To Samsung’s Budget Smartphones?

Is Iris Recognition Coming To Samsung’s Budget Smartphones?

Samsung is reportedly working to improve its iris scanning technology for next year’s Galaxy S9 smartphone, and to bring it to phones lower down the price spectrum, according to a new report. The news complements reports from late November speculating that Samsung is aiming to improve both its iris and facial recognition technology for the…

Palm Biometrics Patent Sparks Samsung Smartphone Speculation

Palm Biometrics Patent Sparks Samsung Smartphone Speculation

A new Samsung patent may indicate that the company is considering incorporating palm biometrics into future mobile devices. As TechRadar reports, the patent envisions palm scanning as an auxiliary security measure, for use in cases such as where a user is locked out of a device when trying to use their primary authentication mechanism. Instead…

Who Will Provide Fingerprint Biometrics For The Galaxy S9?

Who Will Provide Fingerprint Biometrics For The Galaxy S9?

“Samsung is reportedly planning to launch the Galaxy S9 and a larger ‘S9 Plus’ model at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January.” Samsung is planning to launch its new Galaxy S9 smartphones in January, and is going with a different supplier for the fingerprint sensor, according to new reports. Speculation regarding the timeline, which…

Contactless Biometrics To Enable Galaxy S9’s Massive Display

Contactless Biometrics To Enable Galaxy S9’s Massive Display

“…Samsung is also thought to be working on upgrades to its iris and facial recognition technology for the new devices in order to remain competitive against Apple’s iPhone X with its infrared facial recognition system.” If the big trend in smartphone design right now is full-size displays – and it really seems to be –…

BBVA Embraces Samsung Pass For Biometric User Authentication

BBVA Embraces Samsung Pass For Biometric User Authentication

BBVA has become the first Spanish bank to embrace Samsung Pass for user authentication, allowing customers to log into their accounts with Samsung’s biometric technology. Samsung first announced its Samsung Pass platform ahead of the launch of its Note7 smartphone, envisioning it as a master key for online banking and other digital services that would…

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition Brings Biometrics to Businesses

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition Brings Biometrics to Businesses

“Its use of iris recognition for user authentication, meanwhile, offers the kind of sophisticated biometric security that is increasingly sought by businesses and other organizations.” Samsung has launched a business version of its Galaxy Note8 smartphone, the company has announced. The aptly named Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition offers a couple of key features for enterprise…

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…

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