LG patents anti-spoof iris recognition method for smartphones

LG Electronics has been awarded a patent for a forgery-detecting iris authentication method for Android mobile devices which appears to leverage a front-facing camera, according to documents published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). According to Android Headlines the patent, filed in June, describes a technology involving the use of a camera, an illumination sensor, and the display to guide the user’s eye with a path illuminated on the display. “Although the present invention is suitable for a wide

LG’s latest smartphones use Sensory facial recognition technology

LG has implemented Sensory‘s deep learning facial recognition security technology and deep learning anti-spoofing algorithms into the new flagship V30 smartphone, as well as the Q6 and G6 models. Sensory’s TrulySecure face biometric authentication technology rapidly, seamlessly and securely recognizes enrolled users’ faces in less than a second, and differentiates individuals at a 99.999 percent accuracy rate. Sensory’s facial biometric recognition technology eliminates the need for additional hardware and works with LG’s standard 2D front facing cameras. The solution runs

LG Innotek to manufacture 3D facial recognition camera for iPhone 8

LG Innotek, the components division of LG Group, will be providing facial recognition camera modules for the upcoming iPhone 8, according to a report by Patently Apple. The report follows ongoing rumors that Apple is potentially integrating facial recognition functionality into the iPhone. Apple has been developing facial recognition technology as far back as 2011, and received their first two U.S. patents for the feature in 2012. In February, Apple acquired Israeli facial recognition firm RealFace. The company’s new facility

LG to adopt 3-D face recognition for G6 and mobile payment system

LG Electronics has reportedly partnered with facial recognition solutions firm Oez to integrate 3-D facial recognition software into its upcoming G6 smartphone, according to an article by The Investor. After several negotiations and tests, LG will deploy the software in the G6 as early as June when the company plans to launch its own mobile payment system, LG Pay. “Should LG utilize OezFR to support the payment system, it will be the first time for a facial recognition system to

LG Innotek develops all-in-one iris scanner, may integrate into G6 phone

LG Innotek unveiled it has developed an all-in-one module with an iris scanner and a front-facing camera, and said “it’s possible” that it will integrate the technology in its upcoming G6 smartphone, according to a report by Android Authority. The recently-recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 became the first mainstream smartphone to feature an iris scanner. However, unlike the Galaxy Note 7 which features two separate cameras on the front of the device, LG uses a filter changing mechanism to switch

IDEX’s touch fingerprint sensor in new LG mobile device

LG has launched a handset featuring IDEX’s touch fingerprint sensor Cardinal Q. The handset is a specific model for US carrier Verizon Wireless named LG Stylo 2 V. “We are very pleased that a second handset with our touch sensor now has been launched in the market by another leading mobile carrier in the US,” said Dr. Hemant Mardia, CEO of IDEX. “The design win was announced by IDEX on July 18, and we are pleased about being launched in

LG Stylus 2 Plus features IDEX touch fingerprint sensor Cardinal Q

LG has launched their new Stylus 2 Plus smartphone which features the IDEX touch fingerprint sensor Cardinal Q. According to a statement by the company, the Cardinal Q and the newly released Cardinal N silicon sensor products have the smallest silicon footprints in the market for space challenged mobile fingerprint sensing form factors. “We are very pleased to have our fingerprint sensor featured in a global LG smartphone. IDEX is one of a few fingerprint sensor vendors designed into a

Precise Biometrics and FPC fingerprint technology in new devices from Huawei and LG

Yesterday at Mobile World Congress it was announced that Precise Biometrics and Fingerprint Cards (FPC) fingerprint technology has been integrated into LG’s flagship smartphone model G5 and Huawei’s new 2-in-1 device MateBook. The products use Precise Biometrics’ product for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile. The G5 features FPC’s touch fingerprint sensor FPC1035 and the MateBook features FPC’s touch fingerprint sensor FPC1145. Jörgen Lantto, CEO of FPC, commented on the MateBook integration: “Huawei is a leading global smartphone

Biometrics to monitor tuberculosis cases, FBI criminal history monitoring pilot & more top stories

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate this past week. Airport facial authentication One of the week’s biggest stories comes from the TSA Office of Intelligence and Analysis Program Management division, which recently selected Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to participate in a “proof of concept” pilot of the FBI RapBack service. Biometrics-enabled humanitarian efforts On the other side of the globe, Operation ASHA, a non-profit organization that aims to provide tuberculosis (TB) treatment

LG G Pro 3 rumored to feature iris recognition technology

The upcoming LG G Pro, which will be released later this year, is rumored to feature iris recognition technology, according to a report by IT Pro Portal. The rumors come a few months after it was reported that LG’s next smartphone, LG G5, would have iris recognition capabilities. Since the LG G Pro 3 is not the company’s flagship smartphone, the company will likely sell the device at a premium or it is testing the new iris scanner for potential