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NEC Facial Recognition Integrated in New Smartphone

NEC Facial Recognition Integrated in New Smartphone

NEC has long enjoyed some renown as a provider of sophisticated facial recognition technology to government and enterprise clients, but the company is now branching out into the mobile authentication market through the application of its software in new smartphones. Its mobile partner, Algeria-based Bomare, isn’t exactly a global brand. But the company makes devices…

Smartphone with Clear ID to Launch in India

Smartphone with Clear ID to Launch in India

The sequel to Vivo’s pioneering X20 Plus UD smartphone is coming to India, with the country’s major retailer Flipkart announcing that it will be exclusive retailer of the Vivo X21. The device maintains the key feature of its predecessor – an in-display fingerprint sensor. Developed by Synaptics, the Clear ID biometric technology allows a fingerprint…

T-Mobile’s Revvl Smartphone Makes Consumer Biometrics Affordable

T-Mobile’s Revvl Smartphone Makes Consumer Biometrics Affordable

Another new smartphone is helping to popularize fingerprint scanning across the lower end of the price spectrum: T-Mobile’s Revvl is now available from the MNO for only $125. Other features of the phone include a 5.5″ HD display, a 5MP front camera and 13MP rear camera, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. The…

Precise BioMatch Mobile Used in Two New Xiaomi Devices

Precise BioMatch Mobile Used in Two New Xiaomi Devices

Precise Biometrics‘ algorithm software is being used in two new Xiaomi devices, the company has announced. One of them is the Redmi 4X, the latest entry in Xiaomi’s Redmi line to take advantage of the Precise BioMatch Mobile system. The other is the Xiaomi Mi 5C, following previous Mi line devices like the Xiaomi Mi Mix…

IDEX Announces Another Design Win For Cardinal Fingerprint Sensor

IDEX Announces Another Design Win For Cardinal Fingerprint Sensor

“While IDEX has not named the client in question, it says it’s a repeat client with which IDEX won multiple design wins this past summer.” IDEX has announced another design win involving its Cardinal fingerprint sensor, which has been selected by “a major Asian smartphone customer”, according to a statement from the company. While IDEX has…

Rugged Smartphone Boasts FIDO Certification

Rugged Smartphone Boasts FIDO Certification

A new rugged smartphone is demonstrating the increasing awareness around mobile security. Called the Kyocera DuraForce PRO, the device sports a number of impressive features. In addition to a 1080p camera, 4G LTE connectivity, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor, it is highly durable: The device has IP68 and Military Standard 810G certification, ensuring that it…

Police Seek Biometrics Researcher’s Help To Unlock Murder Victim’s Phone

Police Seek Biometrics Researcher’s Help To Unlock Murder Victim’s Phone

Police have reached out to an academic researcher to help them unlock a murder victim’s smartphone via fingerprint scan, believing that the device may contain clues about who killed him. As for the identity of the academic, it’s none other than Michigan State University’s Dr. Anil Jain, whose biometric technology has been licensed by NEC Corporation…

New Peripheral Device Brings Powerful Biometric Scanning to the iPhone

New Peripheral Device Brings Powerful Biometric Scanning to the iPhone

Biometrics specialist Tascent has announced a new peripheral that can bring sophisticated biometric technology to the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6s. Called the Tascent M6, in form it’s a black case that fits around the iPhone. But despite its compact, pocket-friendly design, it packs a punch with its embedded biometric scanning technology, offering face…

Precise Biometrics Announces Another Mobile Integration Via Synaptics

Precise Biometrics Announces Another Mobile Integration Via Synaptics

This latest Precise Biometrics-Synaptics integration comes quickly after another collaborative effort announced in May. Precise Biometrics‘ flagship software algorithm technology has been integrated into another major smartphone, this time via a Synaptics fingerprint sensor. In a statement announcing the integration, the company declined to name the latest “leading Chinese vendor” to have opted for Precise…

Is Samsung Redesigning Its Smartphone Fingerprint Scanner?

Is Samsung Redesigning Its Smartphone Fingerprint Scanner?

Samsung may be exploring alternative designs for its smartphones’ fingerprint sensors. The evidence can be seen in two new patent filings. One shows a circular home button for a smartphone, which would mark a turn from the current oblong shape of its Galaxy devices’ home buttons. As SamMobile and Android Headlines point out, this could…

Egis Sensor Used in Samsung Galaxy A5

Egis Sensor Used in Samsung Galaxy A5

An Egis Technology fingerprint sensor is being used to power the biometric scanning of a new Samsung smartphone, the company has announced. The Samsung Galaxy A5, one of Samsung’s new mid-range devices announced this past winter, features Egis’s ET320 sensor. In a statement announcing the integration, Egis highlighted the high performance and low power consumption…

New LG Smartphone Features IDEX Sensor

New LG Smartphone Features IDEX Sensor

IDEX is celebrating a major new integration of one of its fingerprint sensors. The company’s Cardinal Q is powering the fingerprint biometric scanning of LG’s new Stylus 2 Plus smartphone. LG is, of course, a major name in consumer electronics, and as such the integration is a big win for Norway-based IDEX. Commenting in a…

New Smartphone From 360 Features FPC Sensor

New Smartphone From 360 Features FPC Sensor

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) technology is being used to power the fingerprint scanning capabilities of a new brand’s debut smartphone. 360’s new F4 mobile device features a rear-mounted FPC1035 sensor. The brand is new, but the company behind it certainly isn’t; China-based 360 previously went by the name “Qiku”, under which it released multiple smartphones that feature FPC…

FPC Sensor Featured on Coolpad Pro 2

FPC Sensor Featured on Coolpad Pro 2

Fingerprint Cards is again providing the fingerprint biometrics technology for a new Coolpad mobile device. The Coolpad Pro 2 features an FPC1025 sensor running on Precise BioMatch Mobile software provided by Precise Biometrics. It’s the same setup used on the Coolpad Note 3 Lite, which was launched in mid-January of last year. And multiple Coolpad devices launched…

New Apple Patent Describes Bezel-Based Touch ID

New Apple Patent Describes Bezel-Based Touch ID

Apple has been granted close to 40 new patents this week. In addition to an innovative system for tracking a moving humanoid form through a 3D map, the roster of patents also includes systems related to haptic feedback and biometric scanning. One of these interesting systems enables multi-touch haptic feedback. Essentially, the system would allow a…

Mitek: Mobile Biometric Authentication To See Mass Adoption in 2016

Mitek: Mobile Biometric Authentication To See Mass Adoption in 2016

Mitek, a mobile capture and authentication specialist, has announced its predictions for the mobile industry in 2016. In a statement announcing its forecast, the company explained that it is based on a survey of millennials conducted earlier this year, as well as “speaking with leading financial institutions and mobile payments providers and observing recent changes…

Australian Banks Pick Android Pay

Australian Banks Pick Android Pay

Google’s Android has come to terms with a few major Australian banks in negotiating the launch of its mPayment service in the country, according to a new Reuters report. While the company had indicated earlier this week that Android Pay would make its Australia debut in the first half of 2016, it’s now becoming clear…

VerifyMe Scores Notice of Allowance For Home Button Sensor Patent

VerifyMe Scores Notice of Allowance For Home Button Sensor Patent

Biometric authentication specialist VerifyMe has won allowance for a new patent, the company has announced. The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for the company’s “‘Home’ Button With Integrated User Biometric Sensing and Verification System for a Mobile Device.” In a press release, the company explained that the patent covers…

Apple Pay Still Finding Friction Down Under

Apple Pay Still Finding Friction Down Under

Apple is still locking horns with Australia’s major banks as the company negotiates to extend the presence of its mPayment platform in the country. Apple Pay recently launched in the country, but, as was in the case in its Canadian debut, it started with only American Express support. That’s because Amex issues its own cards…

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