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Samsung Galaxy A Series Coming to Canada with In-Display Biometrics

Samsung Galaxy A Series Coming to Canada with In-Display Biometrics

Samsung’s Galaxy A line of smartphones is officially on its way to Canada. Samsung Canada has announced that the Galaxy A20, Galaxy A50, and Galaxy A70 will all be available nationwide as of June 7th, at an average retail price of $349.99, $449.99, and $629.99, respectively. “We are committed to providing Canadians with meaningful innovations…

In the War For Screen Size, In-Display Biometrics Are Winning: Report

In the War For Screen Size, In-Display Biometrics Are Winning: Report

“By sticking In-display fingerprint sensors and cameras behind the screen, manufacturers increase the amount of real estate available on its face.” A new report from ABI Research suggests that smartphones manufacturers looking to maximize screen size should be investing in biometric tech rather than flexible or foldable screens. The report arrives as those same manufacturers…

FaceTec: High-Profile Spoofs on New Phones Reveal Problematic Biometric Security Claims

FaceTec: High-Profile Spoofs on New Phones Reveal Problematic Biometric Security Claims

Security exaggerations damage the industry’s reputation. They need to stop, says FaceTec. Recently in news that made it around the world, the latest flagship smartphone from Samsung was reported to be spoofed – again. As every hardware-based face and fingerprint biometric has been spoofed shortly after new phones were introduced, each highly visible incident casts…

MWC 2019: Sensory Brings Face Biometrics to Latest Nokia Smartphones

MWC 2019: Sensory Brings Face Biometrics to Latest Nokia Smartphones

“We’re excited to be working with HMD Global to outfit the latest Nokia smartphones with powerful on-device facial recognition-based authentication. Our technology offers users an extremely convenient means of unlocking their devices and apps, while offering extreme protection against intruders.” – Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory Mobile World Congress 2019 is a hub of biometrics and…

Enterprise App-Based Identity and Access Management to Skyrocket: Report

Enterprise App-Based Identity and Access Management to Skyrocket: Report

“…it’s cheaper and more convenient to license an authentication app than it is to build a custom biometric security system for the office.” In 2018, fewer than five percent of organizations used smartphones apps for identity and access management. That number is likely to skyrocket in the next few years: Gartner analysts are now predicting…

Two New Xiaomi Smartphones Feature FPC Fingerprint Sensor Tech

Two New Xiaomi Smartphones Feature FPC Fingerprint Sensor Tech

“Xiaomi is a longtime customer of Fingerprints, having seen integrations into multiple devices over the past year” Fingerprints (FPC) has kicked off the new year with the announcement of two new smartphone integrations of its fingerprint sensor technology. Both of the integrations concern smartphones from Xiaomi. One, the Redmi Note 7, features an FPC1511 fingerprint…

BRIEF: The Growth of Consumer-Facing Biometrics

BRIEF: The Growth of Consumer-Facing Biometrics

The biometrics industry has seen explosive growth over the last several years, thanks in large part to advancements in technology and a growing awareness of the need for sophisticated biometric security in the years since 9/11. Government has therefore been a key driver of the market, across a wide range of sectors and applications. But…

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…

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…

Signicat Partnership to Extend Itsme ID Platform Across Europe

Signicat Partnership to Extend Itsme ID Platform Across Europe

A new partnership could significantly extend the reach of the Itsme mobile ID platform: Signicat, the Norway-based provider of a digital identity platform claiming a client base of over 200 financial services organizations, has added Itsme to its Signicat Digital Identity Platform. The product of a collaboration between Belgian Mobile ID and Gemalto, Itsme is…

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…

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