Mobile Biometrics

This In Focus Page takes a detailed look at the fast moving area of biometrics in mobile devices. Compiled by David Benini, Senior Director, Marketing, Aware, the aim of this page is to initiate a dialog that ultimately establishes a useful and up-to-date source of information about mobile biometrics.

Getting Started

Getting Started: Mobile Biometrics

While use of mobile biometric solutions has evolved in step with the larger biometrics market for some time, the growing ubiquity of smart phones and the rapid and dramatic improvements in their features and performance are accelerating the trend. As a result, mobility is becoming an increasingly important part of the biometrics landscape, and the time is right to take a closer look at mobile biometrics, and investigate in greater depth how they can be used to their potential.

Mobile News Highlights

Samsung patents fingerprint scanner gestures 28 October 2016

South Korean tech firm Samsung has filed a patent in the country that relates to gestures recorded through fingerprint sensors.


Xiaomi goes ultrasonic with Mi 5s 28 September 2016

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has revealed a new device featuring an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor developed by Qualcomm.


Crossmatch reveals mobile ten-print sensor 19 September 2016

Biometric security firm Crossmatch has unveiled a new ten-print sensor solution designed to be deployed on mobile devices for a variety of critical identity scenarios.


Japanese firms to develop biometric ID platform with Daon 16 September 2016

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) have signed an agreement with NTT DATA and Daon for the commercialisation of a biometric-based identification platform. 


Report: Xiaomi Mi 5s could feature Qualcomm fingerprint sensor 15 September 2016

An analyst has reported that the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5s might feature Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint sensor technology.


Fingerprint Cards sensor features in three new Lenovo models 10 September 2016

Sweden’s Fingerprint Cards has again underlined its strength in the East Asia market by revealing that three new Lenovo models feature it sensors.


Samsung Pay passes 100m transactions 25 August 2016

As it celebrates its first year in operation, biometrics-backed payment service Samsung Pay has now registered 100 million transactions worldwide, and $1.8bn transaction value in South Korea alone.


Report: Fingerprint penetration in smartphones to rise in 2017 18 August 2016

Industry sources have told East Asian media that they believe the penetration rate for fingerprint-recognition sensors in the smartphone market will rise above 50% in 2017.


CrucialTec develops iris compatible camera module 16 August 2016

South Korean biometrics firm CrucialTec has developed a camera module for a smartphone that is also able to authenticate a user’s iris.


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Editor for this In Focus

Dave Benini, Senior Director, Marketing, Aware, Inc

David Benini is senior director of marketing at Aware, Inc., where he is engaged in a broad variety of activities to grow Aware’s biometrics software business. He also participates in development of biometrics standards at INCITS M1 and ISO/IEC SC 37.

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