Samsung develops new security chip for smartphones


Level 37
Feb 4, 2016
The new secure element chip is CC EAL 6+ certified and will launch sometime in the third quarter.
Samsung has launched a new secure element (SE) chip to protect private and sensitive data on mobile devices, the company said on Tuesday.

The chip, dubbed S3FV9RR, will be offered as a standalone turnkey with security software, Samsung said.
Common Criteria, which certifies the security level of IT products from EAL0 to EAL7 with seven being the most secure, gave the security chip a Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (CC EAL) 6+ certification.

With the 6+ certification, Samsung said the SE chip has the highest rating to date for a mobile component.
According to Samsung, the new chip provides protection for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets when performing booting, isolated storage, mobile payment, among other applications.

It can also be used for e-passports and cryptocurrency hardware wallets, and to support hardware-based root of trust and device authentication. The chip is also versatile, Samsung added, as it can work independently from the security performance of a device's main processor.
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Staff member
Jan 8, 2011
Samsung and security hmm.
This is their 2nd-gen Chip.

Samsung introduced its second-gen security chip (S3FV9RR) for smartphones today. The chip, akin to Apple‘s T2 and Google’s Titan M chips, is designed to secure the booting process, parts of storage, and mobile-based payments.

The Korean tech-giant launched its first Secure Enclave chip in February; it was used in the Galaxy S20 series later.
Link: Samsung’s new mobile security chip protects booting process and crypto transactions

You could say the same for Google and Privacy hmm... America and Freedom hmm, British and Intelligence hmm.

Vitali Ortzi

Level 21
Dec 12, 2016
This is their 2nd-gen Chip.

You could say the same for Google and Privacy hmm... America and Freedom hmm, British and Intelligence hmm.
Hahaha so true .
But nonetheless it's a very important chip for low level security .
And if it's similar to Titan M it can be used for so much more.

Personally I won't by a Samsung device till they allow flashing as a choice .
If it had this option plus Titan alternative I can be almost certain that graphene OS developer will be very interested into Samsung phones as well.