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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…

Is Samsung Hinting at In-Display Biometrics for the Galaxy S10?

Is Samsung Hinting at In-Display Biometrics for the Galaxy S10?

Another year, another coy invitation from Samsung to its upcoming ‘Unpacked’ event, where the company will unveil its next flagship smartphone. The company’s latest invitation is even more tight-lipped about what’s in store than last year’s. At that time, Samsung’s Unpacked invitation made it pretty clear that the focus for its Galaxy S9 smartphone would…

New Samsung Patents Show In-Display Biometrics for Wearables

New Samsung Patents Show In-Display Biometrics for Wearables

Newly published Samsung patents are further illustrating the company’s interest in in-display fingerprint sensor technology for its mobile devices and even wearables. As Patently Apple reports, the patent depicts a smartwatch featuring an in-display fingerprint sensor or even an in-display iris sensor; and it depicts a smartphone featuring an in-display fingerprint sensor within a larger…

Samsung Races to Achieve In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics in China

Samsung Races to Achieve In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics in China

“The P30 and P30+ are aimed specifically at competing with China-based in-display pioneers like Vivo and Huawei, and will thus be launched in that market only, at least initially.” Samsung is feeling the heat from rival smartphone makers that have pioneered in-display fingerprint scanning this year, and is fast-tracking a new pair of devices to…

Galaxy S10 to Sport Qualcomm In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, says Supplier

Galaxy S10 to Sport Qualcomm In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, says Supplier

Samsung is planning to incorporate in-display fingerprint sensor technology from Qualcomm into its next flagship smartphone, the hotly anticipated Galaxy S10, according to a new report. The news reportedly comes directly from a supplier, Taiwan-based General Interface Solutions. According to Korea’s ETNews, GIS is working with Qualcomm to adapt the latter’s ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor…

Samsung Galaxy A6 Comes Stateside with Fingerprint and Face Biometrics

Samsung Galaxy A6 Comes Stateside with Fingerprint and Face Biometrics

Samsung has brought its mid-tier Galaxy A6 smartphone to the US market. The device was first announced in May. In promoting it, Samsung has emphasized the A6’s 16MP front and rear cameras, with the latter featuring an F1.7 aperture. The company has also highlighted the A6’s large screen, which extends across almost the entire front…

Galaxy Note9 Features Princeton Identity’s Iris Recognition Tech

Galaxy Note9 Features Princeton Identity’s Iris Recognition Tech

Samsung has officially unveiled its newest Note smartphone, and it once again features sophisticated biometric security provided by Princeton Identity technology. That means the Galaxy Note9 maintains Samsung’s flagship authentication mechanism, iris recognition. Operating in tandem with facial recognition, the system allows for contactless authentication – as with Apple’s iPhone X, a user can unlock…

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Sports Iris Recognition

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Sports Iris Recognition

Samsung has brought its iris recognition technology to the tablet. The company has officially launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, and it looks like the device relies primarily on iris scanning for user authentication. It doesn’t even feature a fingerprint sensor. Curiously, in its announcement of the device, Samsung scarcely mentioned its iris scanner. Nor…

Iris and Facial Recognition to Ship on Next Samsung Tablet

Iris and Facial Recognition to Ship on Next Samsung Tablet

“…an instructional video on Intelligent Scan has been included in the official Galaxy Tab S4 firmware files – all but confirming that the tablet will use Intelligent Scan for user authentication.” It looks like Samsung’s next flagship tablet will indeed use iris recognition for user authentication. Speculation about the feature was prompted a few weeks…

Note 9 Leaks Suggest Samsung Isn’t Ready for In-Display Biometrics

Note 9 Leaks Suggest Samsung Isn’t Ready for In-Display Biometrics

Leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 suggest that Samsung may not quite be ready to dive into in-display fingerprint scanning. The leaked images show versions of the smartphone in purple and blue, and generally match up with other recent leaks. They depict a smartphone with a full-sized, curved display, and a glass back…

Iris Biometrics Moving to Samsung’s Budget Phones

Iris Biometrics Moving to Samsung’s Budget Phones

Samsung may be looking beyond iris recognition for its next flagship device, but it appears that the technology could soon get a bigger role in the company’s budget smartphones. Files pertaining to the firmware of this year’s Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus include an intriguing hint that the mobile device will use iris recognition for…

Samsung Galaxy S10 to Ditch Rear-Mounted Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung Galaxy S10 to Ditch Rear-Mounted Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung has finally learned from the negative feedback it received over the rear-mounted fingerprint sensors of its most recent flagship smartphones: According to new leaks, two versions of next year’s Galaxy S10 smartphone line will feature in-display fingerprint sensor technology, while a budget option will place the fingerprint sensor on the side. The in-display options…

Vivo Works With Megvii for Advanced Mobile 3D Facial Recognition Applications

Vivo Works With Megvii for Advanced Mobile 3D Facial Recognition Applications

Vivo is now working with a facial recognition specialist on 3D face and head modelling technology. The partnership was detailed at last week’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai event, where both companies showed off technology allowing attendees to have their heads scanned and then built into a physical 3D model they could hold in their hands.…

Will The Galaxy Tab S4 Have In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics?

Will The Galaxy Tab S4 Have In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics?

It looks like Samsung’s next flagship tablet won’t have a traditional fingerprint sensor, suggesting the company is opting for some more sophisticated biometric security to replace it. All we have to go by are a couple of images leaked to the press, depicting a tablet device with no traditional home button, nor a fingerprint sensor…

Apple Granted Registered Trademark For Face ID

Apple Granted Registered Trademark For Face ID

Apple has been granted a registered trademark for its Face ID facial recognition system. It’s a symbolic development for Apple’s trailblazing authentication system. Since launching its infrared, 3D face scanning system with the iPhone X last autumn, Apple has shown every indication that it’s going to keep using this technology in future devices, with many…

Goodix is Officially a Biometrics Supplier For Samsung Electronics

Goodix is Officially a Biometrics Supplier For Samsung Electronics

Goodix has a big new partner: The company is now officially a supplier for Samsung Electronics. The China-based fingerprint sensor specialist says it is providing technology for the Galaxy J7 Duo, a budget smartphone aimed at the Indian market. The device is using a GW32J1 fingerprint sensor model from Goodix, positioned in a home button…

Samsung Pass Integrates HYPR’s Decentralized Authentication Solution

Samsung Pass Integrates HYPR’s Decentralized Authentication Solution

HYPR‘s decentralized authentication solution will be incorporated into Samsung Pass as part of a larger partnership between the companies. First announced ahead of the ultimately recalled Note7 smartphone, Samsung Pass is Samsung’s bid to create a mobile master key for digital services including online banking. Now, with its integration of HYPR’s decentralized approach to biometric…

MWC 2018: Samsung Galaxy 9S Features Multimodal ‘Intelligent Scan’ Biometrics

MWC 2018: Samsung Galaxy 9S Features Multimodal ‘Intelligent Scan’ Biometrics

“A new user authentication system called Intelligent Scan combines improved facial recognition with the iris scanning technology pioneered by last year’s Galaxy and Note devices to allow for an even more secure…” Samsung’s latest Galaxy smartphone has been announced, and it’s pretty much what was expected: A better version of last year’s Galaxy S8, with…

Samsung Smart Drone Patent Includes Face Biometrics

Samsung Smart Drone Patent Includes Face Biometrics

Samsung has won a patent for a smart drone. The square-shaped device features propellers extending from each corner, and a tablet-like display in its central chassis. As the patent outlines, the device is designed to detect the face, pupils, and hand gestures of a user, who can control it via gesture. The smart drone could…

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