OnePlus 2 smartphone to feature fingerprint sensor

Android smartphone manufacturer OnePlus’s new smartphone, OnePlus 2, will feature a Nexus-style fingerprint sensor, according to a report by PC World. Based on alleged leaked photos of OnePlus, the smartphone’s design appears to be a combination of the OnePlus One and Nexus 6 smartphones. The back of the phone features a wood panel that contains a fingerprint sensor on a vertical bar, under the camera and flash. The leaked photos come a few months after rumors began to surface that

Precise Biometrics, FPC integrate fingerprint technology in two Chinese smartphones

Precise Biometrics announced that it has partnered with Fingerprint Cards (FPC) to integrate Precise BioMatch Mobile in two new smartphones from Chinese manufacturers. The integrations will generate license revenues starting from the third quarter, with the value of license revenue to be determined by the number of sensors FPC delivers to the mobile phone manufacturers. “We are happy to see two additional smartphones from Chinese manufacturers utilizing Precise BioMatch Mobile,” said Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics. “Biometric performance and

Professor says iris recognition gives smartphone users more options to protect devices

Stephanie Schuckers, a Clarkson University professor in engineering science and director for the Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR), said she doesn’t “think it’s unreasonable to expect that we’ll see devices with iris recognition technology in the U.S. in the near future”. According to Schuckers, the near-infrared lights that iris recognition systems use to analyze the pattern of the muscles in the iris are used in many other technologies, including security systems. And while iris recognition technology has improved over

Apple rumored to be developing buttonless iPhone with integrated fingerprint sensors

Apple is currently developing a new iPhone design that features a new advanced chip for its multitouch displays that “will also come with integrated fingerprint sensors”, potentially replacing the home button, according to a DigiTimes report that cites sources in Taiwan’s integrated circuit industry. In a separate report, the Business Insider states that DigiTimes historically has a “bumpy track record when it comes to reporting on Apple’s future iPhone plans”. And while the Business Insider report admits that the buttonless

Dinube provides mobile biometric payment system to European supermarket chain

European payment network Dinube announced it has provided European supermarket chain BonPreu with a digital payment system that uses tokenization, Near Field Communication (NFC) technology and biometric fingerprint security. Available at 170 of BonPreu’s locations, the new payment system effectively enables consumers to replace credit/debit cards with their smartphones. Available from today at 170 new locations, the BonPreu chain is the latest European retailer to integrate Dinube as its next-generation, digital payment network. The solution was developed by MIT graduate

Onboard fingerprint readers in mobile devices to exceed 1B shipments a year by 2021: Tractica

Tractica announced it has published a new report titled “Biometrics for Mobile Devices”, which finds that fingerprint recognition using onboard fingerprint readers will be the most prevalent biometric modality by 2021. The report, which explores the market trends and technology issues relating to biometrics for mobile devices from 2015 through 2024, forecasts more than 1 billion shipments a year of onboard fingerprint readers in mobile devices by 2021. This figure represents 34% of all smartphone and tablet shipments worldwide in

Majority of US banking consumers prefer mobile biometric authentication over passwords: study

Telstra Global released a new report that reveals the majority of US consumers using mobile banking applications prefer their mobile devices feature biometric authentication instead of passwords and usernames. Titled “Mobile Identity – The Fusion of Financial Services, Mobile and Identity“, the report states how smartphones have become the primary channel used by Gen X and Gen Y to access and manage their finances, which has shifted the expectations of how financial institutions ought to manage mobile identity. For the

Amazon patents ear recognition technology for smartphones

Amazon has received a U.S. patent for ear recognition technology that scans the user’s ear with a smartphone’s front-facing camera to unlock the device when holding it up to the ear to answer a call, according to a report by Slash Gear. Research shows that the shape of an individual’s ears are just as unique as fingerprints, which would enable the technology to accurately identify the ear of the smartphone owner when the device is being held up to it.

Precise Biometrics fingerprint technology integrated with Chinese smartphone

Precise Biometrics‘ fingerprint recognition product for mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile, has been integrated in a new smartphone from China, through a partnership with Sweden’s Fingerprint Cards (FPC). ”We are happy that yet another leading Chinese smartphone manufacturer have chosen to integrate Precise BioMatch Mobile,” says Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics. “The company is one of the leading Chinese manufacturers that also exports a significant part of their volume.” The value of this deal will be based on the

Peru to implement biometric identification for prepaid phone activation

Peruvian telecommunications services regulator Osiptel announced that operators will be required to biometrically verify the identity of new customers who are activating a prepaid phone, according to a report by Telecompaper. The new rules will ensure that prepaid phones can only be activated when the user’s fingerprint matches with the fingerprints on record at the country’s national ID register, Reniec. All authorized distributors will be required to begin introducing fingerprint identification for new customers activating their prepaid phones until it