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

Leak suggests Vivo XPlay 7 will come with under-screen fingerprint scanner

According to multiple media reports, leaked presentation pictures said to be of the Vivo XPlay 7 has revealed that it will come with the under-screen fingerprint scanner, detailing the Qualcomm-developed biometric authentication feature as one of its highlights. Vivo along with Qualcomm first unveiled the next-generation ultrasonic fingerprint solution at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 in June. The new line of fingerprint solutions include new and improved features not included in the previous generation of Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID fingerprint

Samsung’s under-the-screen fingerprint sensor may cause brightness issues

Samsung may be experiencing problems related to the integration of optical fingerprint readers into mobile display panels in that they tend to cause brightness imbalance issues, according to an Android Headlines report citing an industry insider. The rumor comes a couple months after sources from Samsung and industry insiders acknowledged that Samsung’s facial recognition is not ready for mobile payments. The concept render provided by the source reveals that Samsung may have run into challenges in balancing the brightness of

IDEX Cardinal Q fingerprint sensor featured in new smartphone

An unnamed Taiwanese OEM has launched a new smartphone featuring the IDEX Cardinal Q fingerprint sensor. According to the company website, the Cardinal products have the smallest silicon footprint in the market for space-challenged mobile fingerprint sensing applications. The fingerprint solutions developer announced multiple design wins from this customer last year. Just last month IDEX revealed that its flexible off-chip fingerprint sensor is featured in the Mastercard next generation biometric card.

Precise Biometrics fingerprint recognition algorithm solution in new smartphone

Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile, has been deployed in a recently launched smartphone from an unnamed Chinese vendor through cooperation with Chipone. Precise BioMatch Mobile is a patented hybrid algorithm solution optimized for small fingerprint sensors and platforms with limited processing power and memory space. Precise Biometrics entered into an agreement with Chipone earlier this year for licensing of Precise BioMatch Mobile. At the time, JinFang Zhang, CEO at Chipone commented: “The

Coolpad Note 3S features FPC fingerprint sensor FPC1035

Today, the Coolpad Note 3S mobile device was launched, featuring Fingerprint Cards‘ FPC1035 sensor. Earlier this year it was announced that Fingerprint Cards (FPC) and Precise Biometrics provided the fingerprint technology for the Coolpad Max and Max Lite smartphones. Both devices use Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile. The Coolpad Max device features Fingerprint Cards’ touch fingerprint sensor FPC1025. The Coolpad Max Lite device features the FPC1035 sensor. Yesterday, Juniper Research released a

IDEX secures sensor design win

An unnamed Chinese smartphone customer has selected IDEX‘s Cardinal touch fingerprint sensor for integration into a mobile handset. The handset is expected to be in mass production in H1 2017. “I’m very pleased that IDEX has secured a key design win in China. The customer is a Chinese vendor with a significant volume of handset shipments. This design win is a result of our move to a direct sales model with a strong drive into the China market and the

Speculative report says Apple to introduce AMOLED, facial scanning to iPhone

According to a report published by Apple Insider, the high-tech giant has plans to introduce a new high-end iPhone model in 2017 that sports a curved glass case and 5.8-inch AMOLED display. Apple’s next-generation iPhone is expected to include wireless charging and new biometric recognition technology like face and iris scanning, presumably accomplished through a front-facing camera. The speculation concerning the integration of such new technology into Apple’s signature product was made in an investment note by KGI Securities analyst

ABN Amro banking customers can confirm ID with a selfie

Netherlands based ABN Amro Bank is letting prospective customers sign up for a new account with their smartphone. For initial identification confirmation the bank will request photos of the consumer’s identity card or passport, a selfie portrait pic, and an iDeal payment transfer of €0.01. After registering, the banks mobile app clients can confirm their identity with a selfie. Managing director of retail banking Frans Woelders explains: “We see smartphone use among our customers grow by the day. To accommodate

Iris recognition technology from Delta ID in new Fujitsu smartphone

Delta ID announced that Fujitsu has implemented its ActiveIRIS technology to power the iris recognition feature of its new smartphone, ARROWS NX F-02H. Launched by NTT DOCOMO, INC in Japan, the ARROWS NX F-02H is the second smartphone released by Fujitsu that features iris recognition technology. The company previously introduced Delta ID’s iris recognition technology in ARROWS NX F-04G in May, making it the world’s first smartphone to offer this capability. Delta ID’s patent-pending ActiveIRIS iris recognition technology enables users