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The Biometric Expectation for the Samsung Galaxy S9

The Biometric Expectation for the Samsung Galaxy S9

About a year after its release, it’s fair to say that Samsung did a great job with its Galaxy S8 devices. It helped to set a new design trend for smartphones that prioritized maximum screen space, and its use of iris scanning was an innovation that demonstrated how biometric authentication could be made even more…

Samsung Galaxy S9 Fingerprint Sensor Placement Revealed in New Leaks

Samsung Galaxy S9 Fingerprint Sensor Placement Revealed in New Leaks

Samsung hasn’t managed to integrate the fingerprint sensor of its upcoming Galaxy S9 smartphone into the device’s display, suggest newly leaked images of the device. And it’s going to cost about a hundred bucks more than last year’s Galaxy S8, according to the latest anonymous report from the mobile industry. The fingerprint issue represents a…

Is Samsung Galaxy S9’s ‘Intelligent Scan’ a Face ID Killer?

Is Samsung Galaxy S9’s ‘Intelligent Scan’ a Face ID Killer?

“The dual biometrics could offer Samsung an easy trump card when it comes to comparisons between the security of the iPhone X and its Galaxy S9 smartphone.” It looks like Samsung is indeed preparing an improved facial recognition feature for its next flagship smartphone. The effort was first reported in speculation about the Galaxy S9…

Samsung Notebook Spin Features FPC Sensor

Samsung Notebook Spin Features FPC Sensor

A new notebook device from Samsung features biometric security, thanks to technology provided by Fingerprint Cards. The Samsung Notebook Spin is another of the growing number of computer devices that takes advantage of Windows 10’s embedded support for biometric authentication via its Windows Hello security system. And in this case, that biometric security operates through…

Samsung Patent Covers Blood Flow Biometrics

Samsung Patent Covers Blood Flow Biometrics

A newly published patent indicates that Samsung has been exploring biometric authentication technology based on blood flow. As LetsGoDigital reports, the patent details a method of biometric authentication in which specialized sensors, including PPG, ECG, and GSR sensors, are used to track the flow of blood beneath the user’s skin. Patterns in blood flow are…

HYPR Demos Decentralized Authentication at CES 2018

HYPR Demos Decentralized Authentication at CES 2018

“All of these demos are premised on HYPR’s decentralized storage of user credentials, which is designed to ensure that a single data breach can’t significantly compromise user data.” HYPR Corp. is aiming to generate some more excitement over its decentralized authentication platform at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show with three demos. One demo will likely…

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…

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