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This Week’s Top Stories: Mobile Biometrics, Startup Funding, Wearables, and More

This Week’s Top Stories: Mobile Biometrics, Startup Funding, Wearables, and More

The biometrics industry spans across a number of technologies, sectors, and verticals, and this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top articles once again runs the gamut. If there is one dominant theme in this week’s roster, it may be mobile biometrics, which feature heavily in two of FindBiometrics’ most-read articles. One was our latest in-depth feature…

Galaxy A50 Update Further Improves Fingerprint Biometrics

Galaxy A50 Update Further Improves Fingerprint Biometrics

Samsung has released another software update for its mid-range Galaxy A50 smartphone. The update is intended to improve the performance of the phone’s optical in-display fingerprint sensor, with Samsung advising users to delete and re-register their fingerprint information after completing the update. The update is only available to Galaxy A50 owners in Europe. However, this…

Software Update Lets Galaxy S10 5G Use ToF Sensors for 3D Face Unlock

Software Update Lets Galaxy S10 5G Use ToF Sensors for 3D Face Unlock

Samsung has enabled a 3D face unlock feature on the Galaxy S10 5G by way of a software update that became available in Korea recently. By updating their phone to Samsung’s latest version of its One UI 2.0 beta OS, owners of the S10 5G variant of Samsung’s flagship line of smartphones can now take…

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…

Xiaomi Patent Details In-display Camera

Xiaomi Patent Details In-display Camera

Smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has filed a patent with the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) office on September 30th that depicts their own take on camera sensors that would live underneath a smartphone’s display. The move toward finding ways to place sensors beneath the display of a smartphone has been somewhat of a trend this…

Consumer Tech Takes the Spotlight in This Week’s Top News Roundup

Consumer Tech Takes the Spotlight in This Week’s Top News Roundup

It’s been another busy week in biometrics, with FindBiometrics’ top articles once again spanning across a range of topics. It is a notably consumer-focused batch, however, with four of the five most-read posts chiefly concerned with tech like smartphones, security keys, and biometric payment cards. Two of the week’s top stories were concerned with the…

Software Patch to Address Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Biometrics Issue

Software Patch to Address Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Biometrics Issue

Samsung is still struggling with the in-display fingerprint sensor on its Galaxy S10 smartphone. The company has announced that it will be rolling out a software patch to address the latest issue, which allows unregistered users to unlock the phone just as easily as the owner. The bug was first reported by a British user…

Is 3D Face Unlock Coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S11?

Is 3D Face Unlock Coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S11?

A new patent filed by Samsung shows a smartphone with three front-facing sensors in a hole-punch display. Assuming that at least two of the sensors are cameras, this raises some interesting speculation as to what purpose the third sensor on the front could mean for Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S line of smartphones. Launched earlier this…

Government Biometrics Dominates This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Government Biometrics Dominates This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Government biometrics appears to be the theme of the week in FindBiometrics’ latest roundup of top stories. More specifically, three of this week’s top five concern government agencies’ use of biometric technology to identify individuals in their charge. Perhaps the biggest story of these concerned a new draft Request for Quote from the US Customs…

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.…

Samsung Galaxy A Series Coming to Canada with In-Display Biometrics

Samsung Galaxy A Series Coming to Canada with In-Display Biometrics

Samsung’s Galaxy A line of smartphones is officially on its way to Canada. Samsung Canada has announced that the Galaxy A20, Galaxy A50, and Galaxy A70 will all be available nationwide as of June 7th, at an average retail price of $349.99, $449.99, and $629.99, respectively. “We are committed to providing Canadians with meaningful innovations…

Samsung Enhances Fingerprint Biometrics on Galaxy A70

Samsung Enhances Fingerprint Biometrics on Galaxy A70

“It’s the second recent effort on Samsung’s part to improve fingerprint scanning after a product’s launch…” Samsung is once again enhancing the biometric capabilities of one of its smartphones through a software update. The update has been rolling out to Indian users of the Samsung Galaxy A70, one of Samsung’s first mid-range devices to benefit…

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Primer

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Primer

‘On-device biometrics’ is probably one of the most important concepts in today’s digital security landscape, yet it’s also an idea that is not widely understood by everyday users. It refers to a question that a lot of people don’t even think of – where does my biometric data go when it’s scanned? It’s a crucial…

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,…

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…

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…

2019 Will Be a Huge Year for In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

2019 Will Be a Huge Year for In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

After a lengthy parade of rumor and speculation, in-display fingerprint sensor technology finally arrived in commercial smartphones last year. It came in the wake of Apple’s launch of its Face ID facial recognition system on the iPhone X, which first marked Apple’s definitive departure away from fingerprint scanning and prompted many mobile industry observers to…

Samsung Galaxy S10 In-Display Fingerprint Sensor All But Confirmed

Samsung Galaxy S10 In-Display Fingerprint Sensor All But Confirmed

The Samsung Galaxy S10’s in-display fingerprint sensor is all but confirmed, thanks to newly-leaked images and discoveries in new Samsung Pay code. The latter come by way of XDA-Developers, which reports that code in the latest version of the Samsung Pay app contains “two very explicit references” to an in-display fingerprint sensor on at least…

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