The device is using an FPC1035 sensor, the same Fingerprint Cards sensor model recently integrated into Nubia’s Z11 Black Gold and 360’s Q5 and Q5+ smartphones. And it’s running Precise BioMatch Mobile, Precise Biometrics’ flagship algorithm software.
In integrating their biometric technologies, BQ is a fresh new partner after a long period in which FPC and Precise Biometrics’ mobile integrations business seemed to revolve around repeat customers. Those will continue, of course, and there is every chance that BQ itself will now become a repeat customer if it continues to use biometric technology in its devices.
The integration also reflects an ongoing trend as mobile OEMs continue to embrace fingerprint sensors in their new devices – a trend that has unfolded very much to FPC and Precise Biometrics’ benefit.
September 30, 2016 – by Alex Perala
[Update, April 3, 2017: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that BQ was based in China; the smartphone maker is in fact based in Spain.]