Fingerprint Cards Biometric Sensors Featured on Six New Smartphones

“While FPC is seeking to pursue opportunities in new market areas such as biometric payment cards, the company is also working to improve production costs so that it can remain competitive in the capacitive fingerprint sensor market for smartphones…”

A number of recently launched smartphones feature fingerprint sensor technology from Fingerprint Cards, the company has announced.Fingerprint Cards Biometric Sensors Featured on Six New Smartphones

Most of them use an FPC1145, a fingerprint sensor model that has previously been integrated into multiple other smartphones and in laptop and computer devices as well. It has now been integrated into Lenovo’s Moto G6 and G6 Plus, and into Sharp’s Aquos R2 and Aquos Sense Plus smartphone.

Meanwhile, two new Xiaomi devices, the Mi 6X and the Redmi S2, each feature an FPC1028 fingerprint sensor. This sensor model has also been used in multiple other smartphones, including integrations into Huawei’s Nova 3e and Enjoy 8 devices announced at the start of April.

FPC’s announcement of these latest integrations comes after a Q1 update depicting the continuing costs of intense competitive pressures in the mobile market. While FPC is seeking to pursue opportunities in new market areas such as biometric payment cards, the company is also working to improve production costs so that it can remain competitive in the capacitive fingerprint sensor market for smartphones, an area in which it is clearly still very active, as these latest integrations attest.

(Originally posted on Mobile ID World)