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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…

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