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BRIEF: The Mainstreaming of Face ID

BRIEF: The Mainstreaming of Face ID

When Apple revealed its Face ID system for user authentication with its launch of the iPhone X last autumn, many wondered whether the mobile industry would shift away from fingerprint recognition and to facial recognition for user authentication. Several months later, it’s not clear that fingerprint recognition is going anywhere – that technology is still…

BIO-key Patent Could Capitalize on In-Display Sensor Trend

BIO-key Patent Could Capitalize on In-Display Sensor Trend

“Essentially, it’s designed to use facial and fingerprint recognition to enable continuous, passive biometric authentication of a smartphone user.” BIO-key has been granted a patent that it believes could be highly valuable to the company given current trends in mobile biometrics market. Entitled, “Utilization of Biometric Data”, the patent was first filed in 2015, and…

Fingerprint Cards Sensors Integrated in New Phones From Moto, Meitu, Huawei and Xiaomi

Fingerprint Cards Sensors Integrated in New Phones From Moto, Meitu, Huawei and Xiaomi

“The latest integrations point to Fingerprint Cards’ continuing prominence as a supplier of fingerprint sensors to the mobile market…” Another raft of new smartphones are using biometric technology provided by Fingerprint Cards, the company has announced. The four newly revealed integrations are each with a different smartphone brand, all of which are returning customers for…

Money20/20 Europe: Get to Know the Four Levels of Biocryptology

Money20/20 Europe: Get to Know the Four Levels of Biocryptology

“We’re very proud to have created a technological platform for complete, secure access that also eliminates the need for passwords and usernames”. – Ted Oorbals, CEO, Biocryptology This week in Amsterdam, Biocryptology CEO Ted Oorbals took to the stage for a discussion with Consult Hyperion Director of Innovation Dave Birch as part of Money20/20 Europe.…

FPC Tech Featured in Xiaomi’s New Flagship Phones

FPC Tech Featured in Xiaomi’s New Flagship Phones

While the premium version of Xiaomi’s new flagship smartphone may be stealing the spotlight, Fingerprint Cards is celebrating the use of its technology in the standard Mi 8 and the budget-friendly Mi 8 SE. The company has revealed that both smartphone models feature its FPC1291 sensor, a “single-chip, single-die” solution first announced in February of…

Video Shows OnePlus 6 Facial Recognition Spoofed by Photo

Video Shows OnePlus 6 Facial Recognition Spoofed by Photo

“The spoofing also highlights the importance of liveness detection, which can involve a number of different methods of making sure that it’s the actual user in front of the phone.” OnePlus’s new flagship smartphone can be unlocked with a photo of the user’s face, and it doesn’t even need to be in color, suggests a…

Apple Patents Illustrate In-Display Sensor Efforts

Apple Patents Illustrate In-Display Sensor Efforts

“The patents also point to a certain level of technological expertise on Apple’s part that could still come into play in future devices.” Yet further evidence has emerged that Apple has been quietly exploring in-display fingerprint sensor technology for its iPhone devices. It comes by way of newly published filings with the US Patent and…

Here’s Another Hint That Xiaomi’s Next Phone Will Have an In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Here’s Another Hint That Xiaomi’s Next Phone Will Have an In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

“The new video, which shows a smartphone being unlocked with an in-display fingerprint scan, thus adds some credence to the theory…” Another hint has emerged that Xiaomi will be the next big smartphone maker to integrate an in-display fingerprint sensor into a new device: A video has emerged that purportedly shows such a fingerprint scan…

Fingerprint Cards Tech Enables Biometrics on New Phones From Moto, Smartisan and More

Fingerprint Cards Tech Enables Biometrics on New Phones From Moto, Smartisan and More

Additional smartphone integrations of Fingerprint Cards biometric technology underline the company’s continuing presence in the mobile sector. One of the new integrations concerns an increasingly popular fingerprint sensor model, the FPC1145. It was the most prominent sensor model used in a big batch of integrations announced by FPC last week, and the company has revealed…

Synaptics’ Clear ID Fingerprint Sensor Wins Big at 2018 Display Industry Awards

Synaptics’ Clear ID Fingerprint Sensor Wins Big at 2018 Display Industry Awards

Synaptics‘ Clear ID fingerprint sensor solution has been named “Component of the Year” by the Society for Information Display, or SID. The recognition is one of the three categories of the 2018 Display Industry Awards, which also include the categories of “Display of the Year” and “Display Application of the Year”. For industry watchers, Clear…

Fingerprint Cards Biometric Sensors Featured on Six New Smartphones

Fingerprint Cards Biometric Sensors Featured on Six New Smartphones

“While FPC is seeking to pursue opportunities in new market areas such as biometric payment cards, the company is also working to improve production costs so that it can remain competitive in the capacitive fingerprint sensor market for smartphones…” A number of recently launched smartphones feature fingerprint sensor technology from Fingerprint Cards, the company has…

Will Android Devices Be Able to Implement a Face ID Competitor?

Will Android Devices Be Able to Implement a Face ID Competitor?

Apple’s Android competitors won’t be able to implement sophisticated facial recognition in their own devices until the latter half of next year, and are instead embracing in-display fingerprint scanning technology in the meantime, suggest new industry reports. Citing industry sources, DigiTimes asserts that Android device makers, which tend to target the middle of the smartphone…

Multiple Smartphones Launch With FPC Biometric Sensors at MWC

Multiple Smartphones Launch With FPC Biometric Sensors at MWC

In the wake of this week’s Mobile World Congress, Fingerprint Cards is reporting multiple new device launches featuring FPC fingerprint sensors. ZTE’s Blade V9 smartphone features an FPC1145 sensor model, while LG’s new K10 and K10+ smartphones feature the FPC1228. And Huawei, which had perhaps the strongest showing in MWC’s Glomo Awards, launched its M5…

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…

Suprema Takes Aim at Next Gen Premium Smartphone Market with MWC Showcase

Suprema Takes Aim at Next Gen Premium Smartphone Market with MWC Showcase

Mobile World Congress is right around the corner, and Suprema will be there with exciting news biometric innovations. The Korean biomerics company announced that at next month’s’ Barcelona conference it will be showcasing new in-display fingerprint matching functionality on its BioSign 3.0 software as well as launching a new 3D facial recognition solution named LookSign.…

Smaller Smartphone Makers Break Biometric Expectations

Smaller Smartphone Makers Break Biometric Expectations

It’s always a busy time in the mobile sector in the weeks leading up to the annual Mobile World Congress, but last week a relatively unknown smartphone maker managed to make some news with its revelation that its next device will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. That could make the company, China-based Doogee, just the…

Doogee V Smartphone Expected To Have In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Doogee V Smartphone Expected To Have In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

A new iPhone X copycat is looking to one-up Apple’s device with in-display fingerprint recognition, but the effort should probably be greeted with a healthy dose of skepticism. For one thing, the device comes from a relatively unknown brand, Doogee, that is known for cheap devices with “low-end specs”, as The Verge reports. Nevertheless, the…

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…

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