Samsung flagships will be able to store German ID cards

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Samsung announced the introduction of a new feature in the Galaxy S20 line – the devices will be able to act as ID cards in Germany. The use of a national ID-card has become possible thanks to cooperation with the German Federal Office for Information Security and Deutsche Telekom Security.

A secure architecture has been developed to ensure the security of storing such confidential information. The system is based on a separate Samsung chip – it is responsible for security. ID-card data is stored directly on the smartphone and does not require the Internet to access this information.The first smartphones to support this system will be the Galaxy S20, S20 + and S20 Ultra. The technology will probably be added to the top-end Galaxy Note20 line, but the models have not yet been officially presented.

In the future, it is possible to add other documents to the smartphone: driver’s license, insurance policies, and so on.

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