Letv LeMax Pro may include ultrasonic fingerprint sensor and iris recognition: rumors

According to a report by Android Headlines, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Letv’s upcoming device, Le Max Pro, is expected to be launched in the beginning of 2016 and is rumored to be fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC (system-on-chip) and may include an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner on the back and iris recognition up front. Earlier this year, Qualcomm Technologies released its ultrasonic-based 3D fingerprint authentication solution. At the time, Raj Talluri, senior vice president of product management at QTI commented that

Microsoft Lumia smartphones rumored to feature iris recognition for access control

Microsoft is set to release the Windows 10 for Phones version alongside new Microsoft Lumia flagship smartphones, to coincide with the Windows 10 release later this year, according to Tech Gadget Central. Though Microsoft has not made an official announcement regarding details about the new flagship smartphone, insiders have been slowly leaking information. According to a recently surfaced rumor, Microsoft is set to release two new feature-rich Lumia smartphones at the end of August. Reports by WinFuture and Dr.Windows both

Apple rumoured to launch iWallet app using fingerprint sensors to make purchases

Apple is preparing to launch its ‘iWallet’ app, which would allow customers to use the iPhone’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor to verify their identity to securely and conveniently make retail purchases in stores, BiometricUpdate.com has learned in a report on The Information. So far, it is believed that Visa has signed on to partner with the app, per a report in the Daily Mail, which is expected to launch this fall alongside the new iPhone 6. The Information claims “conversations

Apple and Samsung struggle with hurdles in fingerprint race

Samsung and Apple could be further from successful fingerprint integrations than you think. Reports have emerged out of Korea today, which suggest that both Apple and Samsung continue to face separate but similar battles in the fight to be the first to stick a fingerprint sensor in a smartphone. According to etnews.com, Samsung may shelve its plans for a Galaxy fingerprint sensor due to a low production yield of sensor chips and Apple continues to struggle with functionality. It has