Samsung may combine facial recognition and iris scanning for Galaxy S9 unlock

Samsung may combine facial and iris recognition into a single scan for unlocking its Galaxy S9 lineup of mobile devices, according to a report by AndroidHeadlines. A teardown of the systems Settings app included in the Android 8.0 Oreo beta release for the Galaxy Note 8 is cited by blogger Maxwell Weinbach as revealing a service called “Intelligent Scan,” as well as indications about Samsung’s plans for biometric authentication. Text was discovered among the code strings that specifically says “Unlock

Samsung patent details biometric authentication method based on blood flow

A Samsung patent for an continuous authentication method via blood flow was published last week by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). According to a LetsGoDigital report, international patent number PCT/KR2017/007827 describes a method to measure and analyze the blood flow of a user using special sensors, including, but not limited to, heart rate, PPG, ECG and GSR sensors. Blood flow is unique for each person and can be measured using a finger, wrist, arm, leg, ankle, chest and or

Samsung introduces new application processor with enhanced image processing and biometrics capabilities

Samsung has announced the launch of the Exynos 9 Series 9810 application processor to provide smart phones and devices with advanced capabilities, including sophisticated image processing with deep-learning based software. The neural network-based deep learning of the Exynos 9 Series 9810 enables recognition of people or objects from photos, as well as depth sensing for 3D “hybrid” face detection, according to the company. Hybrid face detection utilizes hardware and software to enable realistic face-tracking filters and stronger security for unlocking

Samsung patents rollable display device with fingerprint sensor

Samsung has patented a tablet-like rollable display device with an integrated fingerprint sensor, LetsGoDigital reports. The OLED display can be rolled up into a small tube, which houses the fingerprint sensor. Rollable displays date back to an e-reader prototyped by Philips in 2005, and LG demonstrated an 18-inch, 1mm thick, flexible OLED display TV at CES 2016. Samsung followed shortly after with a rollable OLED display only 0.3mm thick and 5 grams. Samsung’s new U.S. patent, 15/621,431, describes the fingerprint

Samsung applies for palm scanning password hint technology patent

Samsung has filed a patent Thursday for technology to provide users with hints for forgotten passwords based on palm scans, SamMobile reports. The system described in the 42-page patent application involves the user enrolling an image of his or her palm, and then retrieving a password hint by taking a picture of his or her palm with the device’s rear camera. The device then adds the hint to the image in the form of the password characters scattered across the

Report says Egistec most likely fingerprint sensor supplier for Samsung Galaxy S9

Egis Technology is the most likely fingerprint sensor supplier for the Samsung Galaxy S9, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report cited by Digitimes Egis Technology has previously supplied fingerprint sensors to Samsung for its Galaxy A-, C- and J-series smartphones but obtaining orders for the upcoming Galaxy S9 series model will be its first time to cut into the supply chain for Samsung’s high-end Galaxy S-series smartphone series. According to market watchers quoted in the report, winning a fingerprint

BBVA integrates biometric authentication tech from Samsung into banking app

Biometric authentication solution Samsung Pass has been integrated into Spanish bank BBVA’s mobile app to enable consumers with Samsung-compatible smartphones to log in to their account without a login or password. Samsung Pass is based on FIDO specifications, and replaces passwords with fingerprint and facial authentication, as well as iris recognition. “BBVA’s goal is to deliver a fast and user-friendly browsing experience,” explained Raúl Navarrete, BBVA Spain’s Head of Mobile Channels. Iris recognition not only provides agile and seamless access

Samsung patents pressure-sensitive under-display fingerprint scanner

Samsung has registered for a patent for a pressure sensitive under-the-display fingerprint scanner, which the company could introduce in one of its 2018 flagship smartphones, according to a report by GalaxyClub. The patent application in South Korea was initially filed back in March, and published on October 27th. Titled ‘Electronic Device for Supporting the Fingerprint Verification and Operating Method Thereof’, the patent describes a method for incorporating the sensor under the screen. In the patent, Samsung describes in the problem

Samsung SDS demonstrating authentication technologies at Money 20/20

Samsung SDS America will demonstrate its authentication technologies, including Samsung SDS Nexsign, with leading partners in the financial industry at Money 20/20 2017 in Las Vegas. The demonstrations will showcase the latest innovations from Diebold Nixdorf, BioCatch and Moxtra that use Samsung SDS’s advanced mobile technologies to improve security and improve the user experience. Samsung SDS Nexsign is a FIDO compliant biometric authentication platform that leverages facial recognition technology with the ATM to complete a secure cardless cash withdrawal in seconds.

Biometrics industry stocks this week

As the biometrics industry continues to grow, Biometric Update is bringing a new focus to the stories around the stocks in the sector. Check in with this space each week for a rundown of the financial news and interesting ideas from the week that was. Thursday was the 30th anniversary of the Great Market Crash of 1987 when the Dow registered its largest single-day decline ever. Markets sold off sharply the day before the anniversary, as well as Thursday morning.